BWP: Rottman delivers, Dons suffer 9-3 loss against Righetti

The Santa Barbara boys water polo team was without starting defensive specialists Chris Gaffney and Sawyer Rhodes, and that proved to be the difference as the Dons suffered a 9-3 defeat at the hands of Righetti on Tuesday at home.

Jack Rottman got the Dons off to a hot start with two consecutive goals early on while Adam Gross also tacked on a score of his own. The Dons had only a one point deficit to overcome at the half as they trailed 4-3. But Righetti went on a 5-0 run in the second half to secure a 9-3 victory.

Coach Mark Walsh praised the play of goalkeeper Justyn Barrios who had 6 saves and 2 steals on the day.

Santa Barbara drops to 3-3 with the loss but looks to bounce back next Tuesday when they host Malibu in a non-league matchup.