GLENDALE — What could have very easily been labeled as a forgettable Friday was instead differently interpreted by Burroughs High first-year girls’ soccer Coach Brady Riggs.
His Indians struggled in both their matches of opening pool play action of the Los Tacos Holiday Festival Tournament at the Glendale Sports Complex, including dropping the afternoon contest, 5-0, versus Royal on a day in which the squad was outscored, 8-0.
Yet, there wasn’t much disappointment afterward, only some reflection.
“To be honest, I was happy to see the effort out there from the team. Look, nobody wants to lose, especially 5-0,” Riggs said. “But we lost to a better team. What I saw, other than the score, was that we didn’t quit, we kept on playing.
“That’s what impressed me, that we didn’t quit. Sure, we’d love to be winning, but winning starts with effort.”
Burroughs (1-5) will look to notch its first victory of the tournament Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. versus Alemany, before playing in either a 2:30 p.m. or 3:45 tournament-concluding match.