Burroughs High girls’ water polo was able to garner the fourth and final automatic postseason berth from the Pacific League and, as its reward, it will travel to face top-seeded Riverside Poly.
The Indians will open the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs by heading to face Riverside Poly, the Inland Valley League champion and overall No. 1 seed in the tournament on Wednesday.
Riverside Poly was the runner-up in last season’s championship voyage, losing to Crescenta Valley. Poly has defeated Crescenta Valley this season, though, besting the Falcons, who are seeded third, 16-5, on Feb. 4.
Burroughs opened the Pacific League Tournament on Tuesday with a 22-6 loss to Crescenta Valley and lost Thursday to Arcadia, 8-5, is its last regular season match.
The Indians sport an 8-15 record after going 3-5 in the Pacific League. Riverside Poly is 21-8 and was a perfect 6-0 in the Inland Valley League.
The winner will advance to Saturday’s quarterfinal round to face either Lompoc Cabrillo, the Los Padres League champion, or Yucaipa, the Citrus Belt League’s No. 3 finisher.
All matches are set to start at 5 p.m. unless a time change is mutually agreed upon.