GLENDALE — A pair of two-goal deficits in the third quarter weren’t enough to bury the Burbank High boys’ water polo team in the second Pacific League match of the year at Hoover High.
For the second time in the third frame, the Tornadoes had an opportunity to seize momentum with a three-goal lead when they earned a man advantage with 8:29 to play in the game.
Hoover’s near-post shot was saved by Burbank goalie Derek Baer. The Bulldogs keeper then fired an outlet pass to Dante Nazarian, who went on to score. It was the first of four consecutive Burbank goals that secured a 9-7 Bulldogs victory.
“We had to adjust,” first-year Burbank Coach Zeb Jenkins said of his team’s late rally, “they’re pretty good, better than we thought. They’re a great team and gave us a good fight and I’m proud. I am glad our team was able to adjust with the way the game was being played.”