The Burroughs High School girls volleyball team defeated Barstow in three sets on Tuesday afternoon, really showing off the team’s depth.

“I think the [girls] played quite well. The first game we played really well, and the second we played even better. This set [the third set] we flattened out a little bit and had to make our comeback to win it,” said assistant head coach Gary Beckstrom.

The Lady Burros did get off to a slow start against the Lady Aztecs, dropping the first three points. Caroline Pillers served for the Burros once they went through two rotations, getting the team back into the game at 5-5. 

After multiple rotations, the Burros finally pulled ahead and gave themselves a four-point lead, the largest lead of the first set.

The Lady Aztecs then took a timeout at 23-19, and then came back to tie the game at 23. 

But the Lady Burros pushed through and won the next two points, taking the set.

The next set started similarly, though the Burros only went down two points early on before making a comeback and then taking a small lead. Once again, with Pillers serving, the Lady Burros went up seven points after four back-to-back points.

The Burros went on to win the second set by seven points, 25-18. 

During the second set, the Lady Burros changed up their rotation in order for other players to set. This decision comes after Amelie Zubia had an injury during the Burros practice. Zubia was one of the Burros starting setters, as well as one of three captains.

“We let other people set in [the second set] just to get things mixed up a little bit,” Beckstrom said.

Alexis Glen started off the third set strong for the Lady Burros, serving back-to-back aces. Glen had one more ace during the third set.

Despite the strong start, the Lady Burros lost some momentum going down 11-6 at one point. After some substitutions from head coach Laura Metcalf, the girls fought their way back into the game, eventually winning 25-21.

The Lady Burros are officially heading into league games, starting on Monday, Sep.16 at Apple  Valley at 5:30 p.m.

“I think we are a little stronger than we were last year. And some of the other schools aren’t. That gives us a chance [in the MRL] now,” Beckstrom said.