BURBANK – With its most productive player sidelined with an injury, Burbank High's boys' water polo team wondered how it would perform without the services of top scorer Dante Nazarian.
And the Bulldogs would have to find that out against cross-town rival Burroughs.
The Bulldogs' Arthur Mheryan wanted to make sure he did his part to fill in for his injured teammate. Despite suffering through a slow start, the Bulldogs came on in the second half, receiving a match-high six goals from Mheryan to turn back the Indians, 10-4, on Wednesday in a Pacific League contest at Burbank.
"With our best player not playing, Dante, we were a little nervous coming in," said Mheryan, who tallied all six of his goals in the second half. "We knew it was going to be hard without him. But we all just had to step up our game and make up for him as much as we could."