"Six games in eight days is not easy at all," Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama said. "And you couple that with this being finals week and that's tough all around."
The Indians came out a little sluggish in the early going, as the Knights scored three goals in the first 14 minutes and were able to hold on for a 3-2 victory.
Burroughs (5-2-1) contributed to the early advantage by Notre Dame (3-1-1) with some defensive miscues in the early going.
"We made some mistakes in the first half and we paid for it," Kodama said. "We didn't play well when we did get down and I thought we were trying to score too many goals too quickly.
"That hasn't been the way we've been playing so far this season. We have been very steady and we rely on our backs to do the right thing, but they didn't do that today."
Along with the fatigue of playing so many matches in a short time, Burroughs was also missing two of its captains, who also happen to be returning All-CIF Southern Section players. Senior midfielder/defender Michael Conrad has not played this season because of turf toe and senior forward Brandon Gerlach had a doctor's appointment because of an infection.
To the Knights' credit, they also played well in the first half and didn't waste much time scoring the first goal of the contest. Three goals were tallied in the contest in the first eight minutes.
The initial goal came in the fourth minute on a fine scoring run by Lucas Alfonso.
But Burroughs was able to respond, scoring the equalizer just three minutes later. On a free kick from 50 yards out, Andres Aguilar lofted a ball that sailed right to Notre Dame goalkeeper Matthew Marcelino. The keeper made the initial save, but the ball popped out and Burroughs' Ashot Veisyan was right there to get the rebound that he buried into the back of the net.