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Washington State Tournament Lineup Set

Eight teams, including Enumclaw, have qualified for this weekend's Girls Water Polo Washington State Championship Tournament. Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newport, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Curtis, Puyallup, and Wilson will compete for the 2017 State title at Curtis High School on May 25-27.

Six Hornets Earn All-League Honors

Six members of the Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team earned all league honors at Monday's Water Polo Coaches Meeting. Morgan Hall, Grace Munnell, and Emilie Weyer were named All-League East Division First Team. Lindsay Harms and Grace Rich earned Second Team honors, and Jordan Lawson received Honorable Mention.

Listed below are the All-League teams for the four Washington State divisions. Congratulations to all.

Post-Season Action Starts Friday

photo courtesy Timothy Dehnert Photography
The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team, along with 15 other Washington State girls water polo teams, start post-season play on Friday, May 19.

Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newport, and Inglemoor have advanced from the North Division; Enumclaw, Auburn Mountainview, Auburn, and Kentridge advance from the East.

In the South Division, Curtis, Puyallup, Rogers, and Stadium advance to the post-season, and Gig Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Wilson, and Peninsula have advanced from the West.

The Hornets are advancing to post-season play for the twelfth consecutive season, and claimed their third straight East Division title.

Enumclaw enters the Region I Tournament as the East's number one seed, and will face the North Division's fourth seed, Inglemoor, on Friday, at 6:45, at Puyallup's Rogers High School. The Region II Tournament starts on Friday, as well, and pits the top four teams from the South and West Divisions against each other. The top four teams from each Regional Tournament will advance to the State Championship Tournament, held May 25-27 at Curtis High School, in University Place.

The Hornets have one more regular season game left - a non-league contest against Tahoma on Tuesday, May 16 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center. Come cheer on the Hornets as they celebrate their three seniors' in their last home game.

Follow this site and our Twitter feed, @EnumclawPolo for post-season results, and updated schedules.

Best of luck to all the teams competing.

Hornets Clinch East Division Title

With two league wins this week - a 5-4 win over Auburn on Tuesday, and a 9-4 win over Auburn Mountainview on Thursday - the Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team clinched their third consecutive East Division Title.

Tuesday's game vs, Auburn was a defensive nailbiter, with both teams scoreless in the first period, and trading goals in the second and third, to enter the final period with a 2-2 tie.

Auburn took the lead with 2:45 left, on a Maddy Arnone goal, and Grace Rich scored for the Hornets for a 3-3 tie with 1:18 remaining. Emilie Weyer's goal gave the Hornets the lead with 43 seconds remaining, but Elizabeth Zaytseva tied it up again with 18 seconds left. After the Hornets' final timeout, Weyer scored again with 11 seconds left, for a 5-4 Hornet advantage, and Enumclaw stopped the Trojans on their last possession to seal the victory.

Thursday's game vs. Auburn Mountainview started much the same, with the teams trading goals through the first period, and a 3-3 tie after seven minutes of play. But the Hornets caught fire in the second quarter, scoring four and holding the Lions scoreless, for a 7-3 halftime lead.

Both teams went scoreless in the third, and Enumclaw outscored Auburn Mountainview 2-1 in the final quarter for the 9-4 final score.

The Hornets are now 8-1 in league play, and 13-4 overall. Enumclaw travels to Auburn for a four-game tournament on Friday and Saturday, and travel to Renton’s  Lindbergh High School on Tuesday for their final league game of the season against Kentridge.

Hornets Return from Break, Beat Tahoma

photo courtesy Doug & Mel Hall
Enumclaw High School's Girls Water Polo Team returned from their Spring Break to beat the Tahoma Bears 12-1 on Wednesday, April 26, after a 13 day break from competition.

It took the Hornets a few possessions to regain their rhythm in the game, but after Lindsay Harms scored three minutes into the game, Enumclaw scored six goals in the opening quarter, with Harms and Grace Munnell each scoring three.

The Hornets held Tahoma scoreless through the first half, but the Bears' Aureliana Weinstein scored midway through the third quarter to break up the Hornet shutout.

Four Hornets scored in the win, with Munnell and Harms scoring four each. Grace Rich scored three from center, and senior captain Emilie Weyer scored a goal from point. The Hornets finished with 15 steals, led by Munnell's eight; junior goalkeeper Morgan Hall grabbed nine saves.

The Hornets host the defending State Champion Gig Harbor Tides on Saturday, and return to league play next week, at Auburn on Tuesday, and hosting Auburn Mountainview Thursday. The three teams - Enumclaw, Auburn, and Auburn Mountainview - are currently tied for the East Division lead with identical 6-1 league records.

Hornets Enter Third Week with 6 Wins, 2 Losses

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team entered their second week of competition with a 2-0 record, played six games in four days, and finished the week with a 6-2 record, 3-1 in league play.

The Hornets suffered their first loss of the young season on Tuesday, when the Auburn Trojans came to Enumclaw to hand the Hornets a 9-4 loss.

On Thursday, the Hornets traveled to Auburn and claimed an 11-4 win over Auburn Mountainview, to improve their league record to 3-1.

Enumclaw played four games in the two-day Emerald Ridge Tournament on Friday and Saturday, at Rogers High School. The Hornets won both of Friday's games, beating Stadium 10-3, and Wilson 8-1.

The Hornets split on Saturday, beating Auburn 2-1 in a fierce defensive battle, before losing to a deep Puyallup team 7-3 to finish the week.

The Hornets return to league play this week, with a home game on Tuesday, against Kentridge, and Thursday against Auburn Riverside. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:30.

Emerald Ridge Tournament This Weekend

Ten teams will wrap up their second week of the girls water polo season this week at the annual Emerald Ridge Tournament, at Rogers High School in Puyallup.

Auburn, Auburn Mountainview, Emerald Ridge, Inglemoor, Puyallup, Rogers, South Kitsap, Stadium, and Wilson will join the Hornets in non-league play at the two-day tournament. All teams will play two games each day.

Enumclaw will play Stadium at 6:10, and Wilson at 8:50 on Friday, and return on Saturday to face Auburn at noon, and Puyallup at 3:45.

Best of Luck to all teams participating.