LA CRESCENTA — From firsthand experience, the Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer team should have known as well as anyone that there's no security in a two-goal lead against Burbank.
If they had forgotten coming into Friday's Pacific League rematch at Crescenta Valley, the Falcons got a harsh reminder in a 2-2 tie that was entirely reminiscent of the teams' first meeting on Dec. 15 at Burbank, which also saw the Bulldogs score two unanswered goals to steal a 2-2 draw.
"It was exactly the same, except [this time] they scored their first goal in the first half," said Crescenta Valley Coach Jorden Schulz of the similarity between the two games. "I think we dominated the first half and they dominated the second half. We blew it twice, basically."
At the exact midpoint of the second half, Burbank's Courtney Austin scored on a header off a corner kick from Katie Beattie to bring the game to what would be its final score after Anabell Gonzalez had begun the Bulldogs' comeback with a goal in the 28th minute.