Arcadia sweeps the season series with a 5-0 victory over Burroughs
The Arcadia Apaches brought out the brooms to sweep the season series with a 5-0 win over the John Burroughs Bears behind two 2nd half goals by Skye Esocbedo. In the first meeting between the two schools, Arcadia defeated Burroughs on their home turf 3-1 back on December 8th. Burroughs entered off a 2-1 win over their crosstown rival Burbank while Arcadia had a 2-2 draw with Crescenta Valley.
While there was no scoring in the 1st half, Bella Kellerman, Nadia Aguilar, and Geneva Keifer all had missed chances at goal and the Bears played well defensively with Samantha Sizemore and Isabella Sage blocking shots in the 19th and 21st minute of play. Both teams headed into the halftime break scoreless.
In the 3rd minute of the 2nd half, Aliana Lee got the scoring going for the Apaches by recording the opening goal of the contest Following Lee’s goal, Skye Escobedo scored goals in the 15th and 16th of play to give Arcadia a comfortable 3-0 lead. Maya Myles and Zane Banoura put an exclamation point on the contest with goals in the 26th and 30th minutes. The only missed goal chances in the 2nd half of play were by Brooks Monson of Arcadia and Jasmin Varella of Burroughs with both of those missed chances in the 18th and 26th minute of play. Caylin Kernes of Burroughs had 7 saves in net and Adrienne Lin of Arcadia recorded 3 saves in goal for their teams.
“Arcadia earned the win tonight, they’re well coached and are tough to deal with. We lost to them 3-1 when we played them the first time around and the class of the Pacific League for a reason,” said Burroughs coach Brady Riggs. Riggs also praised the progress of freshman goalkeeper Caylin Kernes, saying that she made the saves that she needed to make in the loss to Arcadia.
The Arcadia Apaches remain in 1st place in the Pacific League and improve their record to 9-2-1 overall and 8-0-1 in Pacific League play. The John Burroughs Bears record has fallen to 6-5 overall and 6-3 in Pacific League play, though they remain in 3rd place in the league standings. Arcadia will host Burbank on Friday, January 19th at 3:45 p.m., while Burroughs will have a road contest with Pasadena on the same day and time.