Bears Rout Rival Bulldogs, 7-1

First published in the Jan. 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team routed host Burbank, 7-1, in last week’s intracity rivalry Pacific League match. No individual statistics were reported to the Leader.
The Bears (4-1 league record 4-5 overall) are scheduled to host Arcadia for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs also fell to Hoover High, 3-0, in a Pacific League match on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Burbank (1-6 in league, 1-8 overall) is currently in seventh place in the league standings in front of Pasadena’s John Muir (0-5 in league) as league play ends this month.

Spartans, Tigers Tie Rio Hondo League Match

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team hosted South Pasadena and clashed in a competitive Rio Hondo League matchup that ended in a 1-1 tie last Friday.
South Pasadena defender Leah Pearson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute on a 6-yard floater past La Cañada goalie Montana La Barge. Tigers midfielder Sabrina Bluml earned the assist on a beautiful cross.
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Burbank, Burroughs League Matches Delayed

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team was initially scheduled to compete in two Pacific League contests this week by hosting Pasadena High School on Tuesday and then traveling to Burbank on Friday. However, both matches were canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols and were not rescheduled by the Leader’s press deadline.
The Bears (3-5 overall record, 3-1 in league) sit third in the league standings.

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Spartans, Flintridge Prep, FSHA Ready for League

First published in the Jan. 6 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since it shut out visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 2-0 in a nonleague contest on Dec. 17.
The Spartans (5-1-1 overall record) ended December on a two-game win streak. They will attempt to carry the momentum into their second Rio Hondo League match by hosting South Pasadena on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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League-Leading Falcons to Play Tornados

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since losing its first match of the season to Canyon High of Canyon Country, 1-0, at the Costa Mesa tournament on Dec. 18.
Despite the loss, the Falcons (7-1-1 overall record, 4-0 in league) remain unbeaten in Pacific League play and are tied with Arcadia for first place.
Crescenta Valley will resume league play by hosting Hoover on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:15 p.m.

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Burbank, Burroughs Fall in Final December Contests

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Burbank High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since falling to visiting Crescenta Valley, 6-1, in a Pacific League match on Dec. 16.
The Bulldogs (1-5 overall record, 1-3 in league) will look to snap their two-game losing streak at Arcadia in a league contest on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

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The Bears have been idle since hosting the JBHS tournament and losing their first game to Lake Balboa Birmingham, 3-2, on Dec. 18.
Burroughs (3-5 overall, 3-1 in league) are in third place in the Pacific League standings and will host Pasadena in a league contest on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

Spartans, FSHA, Flintridge Prep Gear Up for League Action

First published in the Dec. 30 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team has been idle since its 2-0 nonleague win over visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Dec. 17. The Spartans (5-1-1 overall record) will travel to Mayfield Senior for a nonleague game on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

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Crescenta Valley 4-0 in League; Nitros, Tornadoes Lose

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Crescenta Valley High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team was shut out for the first time this season, losing to Canyon High of Canyon Country, 1-0, in the Costa Mesa Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 18. It was the Falcons’ first loss of the year; however, they remain unbeaten in Pacific League play and are tied with Arcadia for first place in the standings.
Crescenta Valley demolished host Burbank High, 6-1, last Thursday, Dec. 16, as senior Rachel Park and junior Allison Park scored two goals each. Seniors Teleya Blunt and Lindsey Furstenberg each scored once. Continue reading “Crescenta Valley 4-0 in League; Nitros, Tornadoes Lose”

Burbank, Burroughs Regroup for New Year

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

John Burroughs High School’s varsity girls’ soccer team recently lost to visiting Lake Balboa Birmingham, 3-2, in a nonleague match last Saturday. Previously, the Bears dominated host Pasadena Muir, 5-0, in a league contest on Thursday, Dec. 16. No individual statistics were provided to the Leader for either match.
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La Cañada Seeks 2nd Straight League Title

First published in the Dec. 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Last season, La Cañada High School girls’ soccer won the Rio Hondo League title. That success means this season could be a historic one for the Spartans.
“The No. 1 goal, from the beginning, is trying to win league,” La Cañada coach Kevin Neumeier said. “We won last year, so now we could be the first team to go back-to-back at La Cañada.”
The Spartans believe it will take a collective effort to make that history.
“We like to keep possession. The structure in keeping possession is really important for us. [It’s important] to be a balanced team; that takes all 11 out on the field to be successful, and not one individual is going to get us the championship,” Neumeier said. “It will be a total team effort. When we play, all 11 have to defend and all 11 have to attack and be involved in the play.”
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