When Alta Loma High School senior forward Leah Pruitt went down with a knee injury in the Mt. Baldy League opener against Montclair, the Braves were left reeling.
But they recovered and are making a run in the postseason.
Not only that, Pruitt, believed to be lost for the season, came back strong and is leading the charge, putting her name in the school record books as well.
When Pruitt got injured she was one goal shy of the school scoring record of 37 set by Michelle McConnell in the last 90’s.
Pruitt, who returned for the last league game of the season against Don Lugo, tied McConnell with Alta Loma’s lone goal in a 1-0 win in the playoff opener against Northwood.
She had one of her team’s three in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Viewpoint. Her goal was the second of the three and it gave her the record-breaking 38th.
She will have a chance to add to that on Thursday when the Braves take on Palm Desert in a quarterfinal game at 5 p.m. at Chaffey High School.