Glendale beats Burroughs 7-0 in Pacific League Opener


The Glendale Nitros came away with a 7-0 win over the John Burroughs Bears behind Edgar Nabhdalyan 3 goals to help lead the Nitros in the Pacific League opener for both teams. Burroughs was held scoreless the entire game as Glendale goalkeeper Emil Sarkisians put together a shutout in the net along with missed opportunities on offense. Burroughs entered the contest coming off a loss against West Ranch and a win over Schurr while Glendale’s two prior matches were a win against Blair and a tie against Beverly Hills.

The Nitros got the scoring going in the 1st half when Nabhdalyan scored two quick goals for Glendale in the 11th and 18th minute. There were missed goal opportunities by Danny Pascual, Joey Earl and Dominic Quijada for Burroughs, and they were held without a point headed into the halftime break. The 2nd half was more of the same for the Bears as they continued missing chances to get on the board while the Nitros continued to build momentum. Nabhdalyan completed his hat-trick with a goal in the 8th minute of play in the second half to make it a 3-0 game. Felix Martriosyan also scored 2 back-to-back goals late in the 2nd half in the 32nd and 33rd minute of action. Frank Hernandez had a rough day in net as he recorded 4 saves and allowed 7 goals for the Bears while Eemil Sarkisians recorded 2 saves and 0 goals allowed in the win.

“In the 1st half we came out with fire and in the 2nd half we died down a bit but Glendale outplayed us,” said Bears assistant coach George Flores. He also mentioned that it wasn’t the goalkeeper’s fault for why the Burroughs fell to Glendale in the Pacific League opener, it was more of missed chances to score in the 1st half.

Burroughs falls to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Pacific League play while Glendale improves to 2-0-1 overall and 1-0 in Pacific League play. Burroughs will host Arcadia on Friday at 3:45 PM while Glendale will host Burbank at 6:45 PM.

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