SWM: Both Dons’ squads fall versus Ventura

The Santa Barbara swim team fell short versus Ventura in a Channel League dual meet on Thursday afternoon. The Dons boys team fell by a score of 96-90. On the girls side, the Cougars came up with a 102-84 victory.

The boys meet came down to the final relay and Santa Barbara’s relay team got out touched for first.

In the diving competition, Giacomo Buffoni, Kyle Davis, and Ryan Cullen finished in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively, for the Dons. Alex Roderick contributed nicely with a victory in 200 free. Sawyer Rhodes won the 100 free while Ben Brewer won the 500 free.

Santa Barbara’s girls team was led by Nina Enholm, Lucia Dallett, and Emily Flachman; who finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the diving competition.

Coach Walsh also gave high praise to the Lexi Gross, Kristina Garcia, Kai Mcgeoy, and Jessie Brummett for each picking up second place finishes in their respective competitions.

With the loss, the Dons fall to 4-2 overall, 0-2 league. Santa Barbara travels to face Buena next Thursday.