LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — It was a battle of flourishing programs when the Burbank High and La Cañada girls' soccer teams squared off.
Coming into Thursday's nonleague contest at La Cañada, the Bulldogs and Spartans combined for nine wins and just one loss this season.
Although the Spartans had some prime scoring chances in the first half, neither team could put the ball in goal. However, that changed in the second half when La Cañada stepped up its game and turned back Burbank in a 2-1 victory.
La Cañada (6-1) — ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division IV — has been outshot and outplayed in a number of matches this season. But to the young team's credit, it has been able to win all but one of those matches.
"It definitely wasn't a pretty game," Spartans Coach Louis Bilowitz said. "It was probably our most undisciplined game that we've had. But that's the result sometimes when you have a young team; we're not going to be able to play pretty every game. But to their credit, they found a way to win."