GLENDALE — Burroughs High found itself on top of the Pacific League boys' soccer standings after one round of play thanks to its ability to gain definitive results.
The Indians had lost two games, one more than second-place Crescenta Valley, but had also won five games, one more than the twice-tied Falcons, giving them a one-point lead going into the second half, which started Tuesday afternoon.
"We needed to come out with a good result today," Burroughs Coach Michael Kodama said. "It's very important to start off the second half of the league that way."
For Burroughs, round two started at Toll Middle School against host Hoover, which sat at the bottom of the standings. Once again, the Indians got the definitive result they needed to stay on top by winning, 4-2, against a determined Tornadoes squad, which twice tied the contest before falling.
"I told the guys, if we're close, Burroughs is in first, so just keep on going. We have nothing to lose," Hoover Coach Kevin Cadenas said.