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Welcome to our web site for the Enumclaw High School Water Polo Teams. We invite you to follow our blog to stay up to date regarding team events, game results, and information for Enumclaw water polo fans. Follow the Enumclaw High School Water Polo Teams on Twitter @EnumclawPolo.

Enumclaw Improves to 16-6 with Win Over Jags

photo courtesy Tracy Case Arnold
The EHS Boys Water Polo Team traveled to Puyallup on Thursday, October 30, and came home with a 16-5 win over the host Emerald Ridge Jaquars.

Eight Hornets scored in the win, led by Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof, with five goals. Senior Captain Jack Pugh added two, as did senior Quinn Warner, junior Even O'Neill, and freshman Ethan Horan. Sophomores Brett Butler and Jayson Bates each scored a goal, along with freshman Adam Percival. Senior Austin Kaehn and freshman Nathan March split time in the goal; each gathered four saves.

Dawson Cory and Isaac Flores each scored two for Emerald Ridge, and JT "Jedi" Hamel scored one for the Jags.

The Hornets finished league play with a 7-3 record, claiming third place in the East Division. Enumclaw's overall record is 16-6. The Hornets have one regular season game left, traveling to Rogers High School in Puyallup next Thursday, November 6 for a 7:15 non-league game against the Rogers Rams.

The Hornets open post-season play in the Region I Championships at Rogers High School on Friday, November 7 at 5:30 against the West Division's second place team.

Post-Season Schedule Changes

Changes to game times for the upcoming Washington State Water Polo Post-Season Tournaments:


Auburn Mountainview Beats Enumclaw 15-11

The East Division Champion Auburn Mountainview Lions beat the visiting Enumclaw Boys Water Polo Team, 15-11 on Tuesday, October 28.  The Lions claimed the East Division Championship with a 10-0 league record. The Hornets finish third in the Division with a 7-3 league record. Both teams advance to post-season play, representing the East Division in the Region I Championship on November 7 and 8 at Rogers High School in Puyallup, WA.

The Hornets took an early lead against the host Lions, with senior captains Bryce VanHoof and Jack Pugh each scoring a goal in the first three minutes, for a 2-0 Hornet advantage. The Lions tied it up on their next two possessions, with goals by senior Tyler Arnold and junior Owen Lempert. Pugh scored on a power play on Enumclaw's next possession, and VanHoof scored a minute later, for a 4-2 Hornet lead; Lion senior Jonah Kathlean scored with 1:05 left in the quarter, and Enumclaw held a slim 4-3 lead after seven minutes of play.

The scoring continued in the second quarter, with Auburn Mountainview outscoring Enumclaw 6-4, to take a 9-8 lead into halftime. Both teams' defenses tightened in the second half, and the teams played even for the seven minutes of the third quarter. Bo Nelson scored two for the Lions, and Pugh scored two for Enumclaw; the Lions held a 11-10 advantage going into the final period.

The Lions pulled away from the Hornets in the fourth quarter, outscoring Enumclaw 4-1, and closing the door with a 15-11 win.

Senior Captain Jack Pugh led the Hornet scoring with five goals; Captain Bryce VanHoof scored four. Junior Evan O'Neill and freshman Ethan Horan added one goal each. For the Lions,senior Jonah Kathlean scored five, Tyler Arnold and Truman Sulewski scored three each, and Bo Nelson and Owen Lempert added two apiece.

The Hornets finished league play 7-3, 15-6 overall. and take third place in the East Division. Enumclaw travels to Puyallup High School on Thursday for a 5:15 game against Emerald Ridge, and travels to Rogers High School next Thursday, November 6, for a 7:15 game against the Rogers Rams.

The Hornets and the Lions open post-season play in the Region I Championship at Rogers High School on Friday, November 7 against West Division teams.

Hornets Beat Stadium in Last Home Game of 2014

photo courtesy Brenda Sexton
On Saturday, October 25, the EHS Boys Water Polo Team held their last home game of the season, and finished the season with a rousing 19-4 win over Tacoma's Stadium Tigers. The Hornets still have three remaining regular season games, all at their opponents' pools. Enumclaw begins post-season play on Friday, November 7, at Regionals, at Puyallup's Rogers High School.

Senior captain Bryce VanHoof opened the Hornets' scoring, knocking in two goals in the first three minutes before sophomore Jayson Bates got in on the act with a goal of his own with 3:03 left in the first period. VanHoof scored three more, including one with seven seconds left in the quarter, for a 6-1 Enumclaw lead after one quarter. Four Hornets scored in the second quarter; VanHoof scored two, senior captain Jack Pugh scored one, and freshmen Ethan Horan and Kyle Morgan added one each, and the Hornets held an 11-2 advantage at halftime.

In the third frame, VanHoof scored two more, and Pugh and senior Quinn Warner scored one apiece, while Stadium added two. Enumclaw lead 15-4 entering the final quarter. The Hornets held Stadium scoreless in the fourth period, as Nathan March scored two, and VanHoof and sophomore Bret Butler each scored one.

Eight Hornets scored in the win, led by VanHoof's 10 goals. Pugh and March scored two apiece, and Bates, Horan, Morgan, Warner, and Butler scored one goal each.  Senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn had 12 saves.

For Stadium, Matt Clark and Sean Macapinlak scored two goals each.

Enumclaw is now 15-5 overall, and posts a 7-2 league record. The Hornets travel to Auburn on Tuesday for a 7:00 game against the league-leading Auburn Mountainview Lions.  They face Emerald Ridge on Thursday at Puyallup High School, and finish the regular season at Rogers High School on Thursday, November 6.

The Hornets open post-season play on Friday, November 7 at Rogers High School against a team from the West Division. Follow this web site and the Hornets' Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo for more information as it becomes available

Updated State Water Polo Standings

Current Washington State Boys Water Polo Standings, based on divisional games reported as of October 24, 2014.  The four teams that finish at the top of each division will advance to Regionals.  The East and West Divisions will compete in the Region I tournament, held at Puyallup's Rogers High School; the North and South Divisions will compete in the Region II tournament, at Curtis High School in University Place. Both tournaments will take place on November 7th and 8th.

The top four teams from each Regional Tournament will advance to the State tournament, held November 13th through 15th at Curtis High School. Follow this site and Enumclaw Water Polo's Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo for more information as it becomes available.


North Division
1. Bellevue 7-1
2. Roosevelt 7-1
3. Mercer Island 7-2
4. Newport 2-6
5. Shorewood 2-6
6. Inglemoor 0-9

West Division
1. Wilson 6-0
2. Gig Harbor 5-2
3. Bainbridge Island 5-3
4. Stadium 4-4
5. Peninsula 2-7
6. South Kitsap 0-6

East Division
1. Auburn Mountainview 7-0
2. Enumclaw 7-2
3. Kentridge 6-2
4. Auburn Riverside 2-5
5. Auburn 2-7
6. Kentwood 0-8

South Division
1. Curtis 9-0
2. Puyallup 7-2
3. Lakes 4-4
4. Rogers 2-5
5. Emerald Ridge 1-5
6. Mark Morris 0-7


Hornets 14-5 With Win Over Kentwood

photo courtesy Brenda Sexton
Enumclaw High School's Boys Water Polo Team improved their record to 14-5 with a 16-9 win over Kentwood at the Covington Pool on Thursday. The win improved the Hornets' league record to 7-2; Enumclaw's last league game will take place on Tuesday at the Auburn Pool against the league-leading Auburn Mountainview Lions.

On Thursday, Enumclaw got started with a 2-0 lead after the first seven minutes, on goals by senior Quinn Warner, and senior captain Bryce VanHoof. Kentwood got on the scoreboard on their first possession of the second period, on a goal by senior Billy Thompson.  The Hornets then scored five in a row – four by VanHoof, and one by freshman Kyle Morgan. Kentwood's Cole Hendricks scored with 43 seconds left in the first half, and Enumclaw held a 7-2 lead at halftime.

The Hornets held Kentwood scoreless in the third quarter, while four players scored a total of five goals – Morgan with two, and VanHoof, Jayson Bates, and Ethan Horan scoring one each – and Enumclaw held a 12-2 lead going into the final period.

Kentwood outscored the visiting Hornets 7-4 in the final period, led by by Hendricks and Andrew Portin with three goals each.  For Enumclaw, Morgan scored two, and VanHoof and senior captain Jack Pugh each scored one.

Six Hornets scored in the win; VanHoof led all scorers with seven goals, and Morgan scored a career high five goals. Warner, Bates, Horan, and Pugh scored one apiece. Senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn had 14 saves.

The Hornets host Stadium on Saturday in a non-league game at 12:30.

Hornets Improve to 13-5, Celebrate Senior Night

Enumclaw High School's Boys Water Polo Team celebrated Senior Night on Thursday with a 24-3 win over the visiting Emerald Ridge Jaquars.  Seniors Bryce VanHoof, Jack Pugh, and Quinn Warner started the Hornet scoring with VanHoof scoring five, Pugh adding two, and Warner one, in the opening period, for a 8-1 Enumclaw lead after seven minutes of play.

Five Hornets scored in the second quarter, with VanHoof and Pugh each scoring one, and Evan O'Neill, Nathan March, and Kyle Morgan also scoring one goal apiece.  Three more Hornets scored in the third, with Brett Butler, Ethan Horan, and Adam Percival each scoring a goal. In the fourth quarter, five Hornets scored, with Butler, Pugh, and March scoring two goals each, and VanHoof and Morgan scoring one each.

On defense Enumclaw grabbed 26 steals, led by Defender Jack Pugh with 10. Butler had four steals, and senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn had three, in addition to his 10 saves. VanHoof and Warner had two steals each, and Percival, O'Neill, Horan, Morgan, and March stole one each.

Nine Hornets scored in the win; 10 had steals.

The Hornets are now 13-5, with a 6-2 league record, and have qualified for post-season play.  The Hornets will play in the Region I Regionals on Friday and Saturday, November 7 & 8.  Enumclaw has five regular season games between now and then, traveling to Covington on Thursday, October 23 for a league contest with Kentwood, and hosting Stadium in a non-league game on Saturday, October 25.  Enumclaw finishes the regular season on the road, at Auburn to play Auburn Mountainview on Tuesday, October 28, at Puyallup to face Emerald Ridge on Thursday, October 30, and at Rogers on Thursday, November 6.

Follow Enumclaw Water Polo on Twitter @EnumclawPolo for up-to-the-minute information.

Hornets Lose Heartbreaker to Kentridge

The Enumclaw Boys Water Polo Team suffered a tough loss to league rival Kentridge, 18-17, on Tuesday at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

Enumclaw got off to a fast start when Hornet Captain Jack Pugh scored on the Hornets' first possession, 14 seconds into the game.  The Hornets were ahead 4-3 midway through the opening period when Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof scored on a power play, and again on Enumclaw's next possession to take a 6-3 lead with 2:30 left in the quarter. VanHoof scored two more, and Kentridge's Jake Davies scored one in the final two minutes of the quarter, for an 8-4 Hornet advantage.

Kentridge outscored Enumclaw 3-2 in the second period, for a 10-7 Enumclaw lead at halftime. The teams traded goals in the third quarter, when Senior Quinn Warner fouled out with 1:33 left in the period; VanHoof scored on a tip in the last second, to give the Hornets a 14-10 lead going into the final period.

Kentridge rallied in the final quarter, outscoring the home team 4-3 in the first four minutes, when Pugh fouled out with 2:52 remaining. Kentridge scored four in the remaining time, while holding the Hornets scoreless, for the 18-17 Kentridge win.

VanHoof scored 12 for the Hornets in the loss; Pugh scored two. Nathan March, Brett Butler, and Kyle Morgan each scored one. Kentridge scoring was led by Nick Haas with six goals.  Jake Davies added four, and Josh Lee, Nick Cappetto, Ethan Mitchell, and Jonathon Barte scored two apiece.

The loss leaves Enumclaw and Kentridge tied for second place in the East Division, at 6-2; the Hornets are 12-5 overall. Both teams have qualified for post-season play. The Regional Tournament will take place on November 7 & 8 at either Rogers High School in Puyallup, or Curtis High School in University Place.

The Hornets host Emerald Ridge on Thursday at 7:30, and celebrate Senior Night. Enumclaw has one more home game the following week, hosting Stadium on Saturday, October 25, and four remaining away games before the Regional Tournament.

Auburn Riverside Hosts JV Tournament

10 junior varsity teams will take part in Auburn Riverside's JV Tournament at the Auburn Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 18. Each team will play four games; each game will have four six-minute quarters. Their will be a daily admission charge of $6 for adults, $4 for students, and $2 for senior citizens and children. Best of luck to all the teams participating!

  7:00 Auburn Mountainview vs. Kentridge
  7:30 Curtis vs. Bellevue
  8:00 Auburn Mountainview vs. Curtis
  8:30 Bellevue vs. Kentridge
  9:00 Bellevue vs. Auburn Mountainview
  9:30 Kentridge vs. Curtis
10:00 Mercer Island vs. Auburn Mountainview
10:30 Wilson vs. Bellevue
11:00 Curtis vs. Mercer Island
11:30 Kentridge vs. Wilson
12:00 Mercer Island vs. Gig Harbor
12:30 Auburn Riverside vs. Wilson
  1:00 Puyallup vs. Mercer Island
  1:30 Wilson vs. Newport
  2:00 Gig Harbor vs. Auburn Riverside
  2:30 Gig Harbor vs. Newport
  3:00 Auburn Riverside vs. Puyallup
  3:30 Newport vs. Puyallup
  4:00 Newport vs. Auburn Riverside
  4:30 Puyallup vs. Gig Harbor

Washington State Water Polo Standings

Current Washington State Boys Water Polo Standings, based on divisional games reported as of October 13, 2014:


North Division
1. Mercer Island 5-1
2. Roosevelt 5-1
3. Bellevue 4-1
4. Newport 2-4
5. Shorewood 1-5
6. Inglemoor 1-7
 
West Division
1. Wilson 5-0
2. Gig Harbor 4-1
3. Stadium 4-3
4. Bainbridge Island 3-3
5. Peninsula 2-5
6. South Kitsap 0-6

East Division
1. Auburn Mountainview 6-0
2. Enumclaw 6-1
3. Kentridge 4-2
4. Auburn Riverside 2-4
5. Auburn 1-6
6. Kentwood 0-6

South Division
1. Curtis 7-0
2. Puyallup 5-2
3. Lakes 3-2
4. Rogers 2-4
5. Emerald Ridge 1-5
6. Mark Morris 0-5