BURBANK — The South Pasadena boys' soccer team was already fully entrenched in its season when it took on Burbank on Tuesday, having played two matches and posting two shutouts.
The Bulldogs, on the other hand, came into the contest with no game experience. Burbank was scheduled to play Monrovia to open its campaign last week, but the match had to be postponed.
Despite the lack of experience, the Bulldogs only trailed by one goal after the first half. However, defensive lapses proved to be Burbank's downfall in the second half, as the Tigers were able to capitalize on the mistakes and roll to a 6-0 nonleague victory at Burbank.
The Tigers (3-0) dominated play in the second half, controlling the midfield and affording Burbank very few offensive opportunities. In addition, South Pasadena continually pushed the ball up into Burbank territory and its forwards routinely dropped back to help out on defense.