BURBANK — Down three goals early in the first quarter against second-seeded La Serna High, Burbank’s boys’ water polo team looked like it was on track to get blown out rather than pull off an upset.
But the underdogs rallied right back.
The hopes of an upset carried on through the midway point of the third period, as the Bulldogs were down by just one, but a three-goal La Serna run proved to be the difference in sending the No. 2 seed ahead to the semifinals and Burbank to its season’s conclusion after a 14-10 loss on Saturday morning in the CIF Southern Section Division V quarterfinals at Burbank High.
“It was an exciting game, from start to half,” said first-year Burbank Coach Kristina Garcia, whose squad finished at 14-8, which included a second-place Pacific League finish. “The first half was phenomenal. They wanted this win so badly and it showed in the first half.”