PASADENA — If enough wasn’t already at stake for the Burroughs High girls’ volleyball team heading into Thursday’s city rivalry match versus Burbank, a share of the Pacific League lead may just put the contest over the top.
That’s because the visiting Indians kept themselves in contention for a slice of league ownership after defeating host Pasadena 25-20, 25-16, 19-25, 25-20 in league play Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, defending league champion Burroughs (5-3 overall, 5-1 in league) stays tied with Arcadia (11-7, 5-1) and only a game back of Burbank (9-2, 6-0) as the Indians and Bulldogs will meet at Burroughs at 6 p.m.
As for the hosts, Pasadena fell to 7-4 overall and 2-3 in league heading into its cross-town rivalry match versus Muir (0-5 in league) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
“We got off to a good start. I like the energy we came out with,” Burroughs Coach Edwin Real said. “On the down side, we made more mistakes than were used to. Pasadena is always a tough team to play.”