BARSTOW- Cruise liners couldn't sail without their captain, but the Barstow High School Boys soccer team can.

Phillip Peralta was sent off last week against Granite Hills, it would not be a factor as Barstow rolled through Burroughs 3-1 Tuesday afternoon at Langworthy Field.

"We controlled the game, although we wasted of plenty of chances. All in all we played good, but I'm still waiting for us to play a complete game," Barstow coach Jose Tapia said.

The goals didn't take long to come around, early on in the 3rd minute Antonio Alonso, after receiving a pass from Richard Gonzalez. As the game continued Barstow (5-9-2) would create many chances, but came up short, hitting the post a few times. Alonso struck again in the 23rd minute, after counter-attacking Burroughs (4-12-1) attempt on goal, giving him to goals on the day.

Barstow controlled most of the possession, keeping the Burroughs on their back hills, until James Gazca added his name to the scoring sheet in the 37th minute.

"We played good, I had to bounce back after not playing last week against Granite Hills, due to my ankle injury," Alonso said.

When the second half kicked off Burroughs came out with their Arsenal set on goal, changing their formation, and moving players around, Ryan Guggenbuehl put Burroughs on the board with a goal in the 45th minute. It seemed as though Burroughs may of found a way back into the game, momentum was starting to slide in their direction.

Barstow's defense stood strong, not allowing Burroughs to get a shot on target.

As the cold set in, so did frustration in on the eyes of players and fans of Burroughs. Kyle Smith of Burroughs received a yellow card, for a strong challenge, and it looked as though they were losing hope.

"We lost focus, which cost us possession, my players didn't respond well to Barstow's physical play," Burroughs coach
Julie Sanders said.