LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Although having given up two goals in four matches of its own Burroughs Ralph Brandt Soccer Tournament, the Burroughs boys' team wasn't playing for the tourney championship Monday evening.
The Indians saw that chance go by the wayside with a one-goal loss Saturday to El Camino Real on Saturday.
"That's the worst we've played in awhile," Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama said of the 1-0 setback at Memorial Field. "We just didn't play well at all."
The loss left the Indians to play for third place against Sylmar. But Burroughs took full advantage of its opportunity, and despite missing a penalty kick in the opening minutes, the Indians scored twice in the second half to notch a 3-1 victory against the Spartans at St. Francis High.
The third-place finish is the best showing for the Indians (5-1) in their own tournament since 2007, when they also placed third.