NORTHEAST GLENDALE — While a reversal of recent fortune is certainly something first-year Flintridge Prep boys' soccer Coach Fabrice Gautrat is looking for, he's not ready to tap the panic button yet, either.
From the outset of Thursday's nonleague home match against South Hills, the Rebels were playing catch-up at the Glendale Sports Complex and when all was said and done, Flintridge Prep had lost to the visiting Huskies, 4-0, for its fourth straight loss.
"That's a good team," said Gautrat of South Hills, which is a part of the Division II Sierra League. "They're legit.
"There's no reason to panic. We're OK. We just need to take the little things more seriously."
South Hills (7-4-3) gave Flintridge Prep (3-6-2) problems from literally the first minute of the match and thereon out.
After a Prep defender's clearing kick went off the side of his foot, the ball rested at the feet of South Hills' Carlos Montufar, who promptly blasted a shot on frame that went through the grasp of Rebels goalie Brian Heintz for a 1-0 lead in the first minute of play.