Bears Eliminated in CIF Quarterfinals

Photo by Austin Green / Burbank Leader
The Burroughs boys’ volleyball team takes one final picture together after their season-ending loss to Huntington Beach in the CIF-SS Division 2 quarterfinals. Pictured are (front row, from left) Christian Lim, Kalani Coquia, Trent Cantrell, Michael Cutone, Cole Kvarda and Christian Solano. Back: Nigel Pope, Mark Hopkins, Chauncey Paz, Kyle Truett, Justin Burras, Chris Johnson, Vinny Harris, Carter Cottrell, Kade McGovern and Jeremy Lapeze.

By Austin Green

Burbank Leader

John Burroughs boys’ volleyball was a juggernaut throughout the regular season, steamrolling through league and nonleague opponents alike, with the only exception a five-set loss to La Canada St. Francis, another area volleyball powerhouse. 

But Burroughs’ season came to a screeching halt in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 quarterfinals on Wednesday as the Bears were dominated by Huntington Beach in straight sets, 25-16, 26-24, 25-16. It was the first and only time Joel Brinton’s squad was swept this season.

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