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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.

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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

Enumclaw Hornets 15, Bainbridge Spartans 11

The Enumclaw Hornets finished their fifth week of competition with a 15-11 win over the Bainbridge Spartans at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center on Friday,

Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof went on a scoring frenzy, scoring his first goal on the Hornets' first possession, and adding four more in the opening quarter, to give Enumclaw a 5-1 advantage going into the second quarter.  The teams played evenly through most of the second quarter, scoring two each, when VanHoof scored two in the last minute of the half to give the Hornets a 9-3 halftime lead.

The Spartans outscored the home team in the third quarter, 3-1, to narrow the Hornet lead to four. The two teams traded goals in the final quarter, both scoring five, as the Hornets held on for the 15-11 win.

VanHoof set a record pace for Enumclaw, scoring 14; Captain Jack Pugh added one. For the Spartans, Jem Bullock scored five, Douglas Ortyn scored two, and Riker Haddon, Mathias VanPatten, Miles Hogger, and Eric Nibarger each scored one.

On defense, Jack Pugh led the Hornets with seven steals, VanHoof had four. Ethan Horan, Quinn Warner, and Brett Butler each grabbed two steals. Sophomore Jayson Bates and freshman Nathan March split the goalkeeping duties. Both keepers had two steals; Bates had seven saves and March had two.

The Hornets host Kentridge in a league game on Tuesday, and host a non-league contest with Emerald Ridge on Thursday, Both games are at 7:30.

Enumclaw is now 12-4 overall, and 6-1 in league play, with seven games remaining in the regular season. The Hornets have three remaining league games.

Enumclaw Beats Auburn 12-4

With a 12-4 win over the Auburn Trojans, the Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team improved their league record to 6-1, and their overall record to 11-4.

Nine Hornets had shot attempts in the win, and six scored, led by captains Bryce VanHoof with six, and Jack Pugh with two.  Also scoring for the Enumclaw squad were Jayson Bates, Austin Kaehn, Ethan Horan, and Quinn Warner, all with one goal each.

Enumclaw outscored the Trojans 3-1 in the opening period, and held Auburn scoreless in the second, while adding another three; the Hornets held a 6-1 lead at halftime. In the third quarter Enumclaw outscored Auburn 4-2, and added two more in the final period, while limiting the Trojans to one.

Enumclaw hosts coach Bob Averill's alma mater, the Spartans of Bainbridge Island, at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center on Friday at 7:30. The Hornets have two home game next week, hosting Kentridge on Tuesday, October 14, and Emerald Ridge on Thursday, October 16. Both games are at 7:30.

The Hornets have clinched a post-season berth, qualifying for the Regional Tournament on November 7 and 8. Follow this site and the Hornets' Twitter feed, @EnumclawPolo, for details as they become available

Saturday, October 11 Game Canceled

The EHS Boys Water Polo Team's game originally schedule for October 11, against Gig Harbor, has been canceled. Gig Harbor is celebrating their homecoming that day, and both teams have players who are taking the SAT on that day.

The Hornets have two home games next week, hosting Kentridge on Tuesday and Emerald Ridge on Thursday. Both games are scheduled for 7:30. Tuesday's game will be EHS's Game of the Week, and Thursday's game will be the water polo team's Senior Night.

Enumclaw 5-1 in League Play, 10-4 Overall

The Enumclaw Hornets improved their league record to 5-1, and their overall record to 10-4 with a 17-9 win over the visiting Auburn Riverside Ravens on Monday, October 6.

The opening quarter was close, with the teams trading goals in the first five minutes, but Hornet Bryce VanHoof scored two goals in the last 87 seconds of the first quarter to put Enumclaw ahead 4-2 after seven minutes of play.

Four Hornets scored in the second period, as Enumclaw outscored the Ravens 6-4, for a 10-6 halftime advantage. Both teams scored two in the third period, and the Hornets held a 12-8 lead going into the final quarter.

The Hornet defense limited the Ravens to a single goal in the fourth quarter, while Enumclaw added five, for the 17-9 final score.

The Hornet scoring was led by Bryce VanHoof, with 11 goals.  Seniors Quinn Warner and Jack Pugh scored two goals apiece, and sophomore Brett Butler and freshman Ethan Horan scored one each.  Senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn registered 13 saves.

Enumclaw travels to Auburn to face the Auburn Trojans on Thursday at 8:30, and hosts Bainbridge Island on Friday at 7:30.

Hornets Lose Close Game to Auburn Mountainview

The EHS Boys Water Polo Team suffered their first league loss on Thursday, losing to Auburn Mountainview 15-13 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

Both teams entered the game undefeated in league play.  Senior Bryce VanHoof put the Hornets on the board first, scoring 82 seconds into the game.  The two teams traded goals through most of the opening period, but Mountainview's Owen Lampert scored on two penalty shots in the last two minutes of the quarter to give the Lions a 6-4 advantage after one quarter of play.

Both teams added four goals in the second quarter, and Mountainview maintained their two goal lead, 10-8 at halftime. The teams played evenly again in the third quarter, with both teams scoring two, and the Lions had a 12-10 lead going into the final period. Hornet captains Bryce VanHoof and Jack Pugh each scored early in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 12 with four minutes left in the game, but the Lions' Tyler Arnold and Jonah Kathlean each scored in next two minutes to give Mountainview a 14-12 lead with slightly more than two minutes left. Freshman Ethan Horan scored with 1:59 left to bring the Hornets within a goal, but Lampert scored two possessions later for the final 15-13 result.

VanHoof led the Hornet scoring with nine goals; Pugh scored three and Horan added one. Enumclaw's senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn had 10 saves and seven steals.

For Auburn Mountainview, Lampert scored seven goals, Arnold and Kathlean scored four each.

The Hornets continue league play on Monday, hosting Auburn Riverside at 7:30. Enumclaw is now 4-1 in league play, and 9-4 overall.

Hornets Improve to 4-0 in League Play

With a 15-5 win over Kentwood on Tuesday, the Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team improved their league record to 4-0, 9-3 overall.

Kentwood got on the board first, on a goal by Edward Quintos two minutes into the game. Two minutes later, Hornet freshman Kyle Morgan tied the game on a fast break goal. A minute later, senior captain Bryce VanHoof put the Hornets ahead 2-1. VanHoof scored again 30 seconds later, and Kentwood scored on their next possession for a 3-2 Hornet lead after the first quarter of play.

Four Hornets scored in the second period, as Enumclaw outscored Kentwood 4-1 in the quarter, for a 7-3 Enumclaw advantage at halftime. Led by VanHoof's four goals in the third period, the Hornets outscored Kentwood 7-2, for a 14-5 lead going into the final quarter. In the final quarter the Hornets held Kentwood scoreless while adding one more VanHoof goal.

Six Hornets scored in the win, led by VanHoof, with eight goals. Senior Jack Pugh and freshman Nathan March scored two each, and Quinn Warner, Kyle Morgan, and Ethan Horan added one goal apiece. Senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn had 16 saves. The Hornet defense had 25 steals, again led by VanHoof, with eight. Pugh and Brett Butler each had four steals, and Horan and Kaehn had three each.

Enumclaw hosts Auburn Mountainview on Thursday at 7:30; the Lions are also undefeated in league play.