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Hornets beat Peninsula 9-5

On Saturday, March 28, the Enumclaw Girls Water Polo Team rebounded from a tough Friday night loss, to beat the visiting Peninsula Seahawks 9-5.

The Hornets had lost a five overtime game on Friday night, but came back 18 hours later with enough left in the tank to take the win over a talented Peninsula squad.

Scoring for Enumclaw in Saturday's contest were: Kaitlyn Korsch and Tianna Hogan with three goals each, and Lindsay Bowden, Brooke Flaquinti, and Breanna Flaquinti with one goal apiece. Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis tallied nine saves, and three assists; Bowden gathered 10 steals, while Hogan stole five.

Enumclaw's next game is Thursday at 7:00, against Auburn Mountainview at the Auburn pool. The game is a rematch of Friday's one goal, five overtime loss to the Lions, and could weigh heavily in determining the league champion.

Hornets Lose to Auburn Mountainview in Marathon Heartbreaker

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team lost a heartbreaker to Auburn Mountainview, 9-8, after nine periods of play on Friday night.

The Hornets started fast, scoring three goals in the first five minutes – two by Lindsay Bowden, one by Erin Stucker. Mountainview outscored Enumclaw in the second period, and trailed the Hornets 4-5 entering the halftime break. After a close third quarter, the Lions scored three in the fourth quarter to tie the game 7-7 at the end of regulation.

Enumclaw's Erin Stucker, playing with a broken nose, scored in the first overtime to give the Hornet's an 8-7 edge, but the Lions scored with 47 seconds remaining to tie the game at 8-8 at the end of the second overtime.

At that point, the game went to "sudden victory", and the next goal would determine the winner. Shaye Hogerhuis kept the Hornets' hopes alive when she blocked a penalty shot in the fourth overtime period, but Mountainview's Stephanie Bluhm scored the game winning shot 90 seconds into the fifth overtime.

The Enumclaw defense had a banner day, limiting the Lions to nine goals in nine periods of play, and collecting 21 steals. In addition, goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis gathered a team record 34 saves.

On offense, Lindsay Bowden scored four goals for the Hornets, Erin Stucker scored three, and Angie Brazier added one. Bowden, Stucker, and Kaitlyn Korsch each tallied an assist.

The Hornets will get a rematch against Mountainview when they face them at the Auburn pool at 7:00 on Thursday, April 2. Before that, Enumclaw hosts the Peninsula Seahawks Saturday at 12:30.

Hornets finish week with win over Wilson

The Enumclaw Hornet Girls Water Polo Team completed their second week of competition with a narrow 6-5 victory over the Wilson Rams at Wilson's home pool on Saturday afternoon.

Wilson scored first, in the first minute of the opening quarter, on a goal by Ram Sarah Stenger. The Hornet defense then held Wilson scoreless for the next 14 minutes of play, until the Rams earned their second score, nearly two minutes into the third quarter, to cut the Hornets' lead to 3-2. Both teams scored again in the third period, and entered the fourth frame with Enumclaw holding a narrow 4-3 lead.

The Hornets extended their lead with two goals in the first two minutes of the final period, by Kaitlyn Korsch and Erin Stucker. Wilson chipped away at the lead, scoring two more in the final five minutes, but Enumclaw held on for a narrow 6-5 win.

Scoring for the Hornets in the victory were Lindsay Bowden with two goals, and Kaitlyn Korsch, Kelsey Sonneson, Erin Stucker, and Amber Morris with one goal each. Bowden also had nine steals, while Morris stole six. Shaye Hogerhuis had 10 saves in the goal for Enumclaw.

The Hornets enter their third week of play with a 6-0 overall record; 4-0 league record. Enumclaw will host Auburn Mountainview on Friday at 4:30; Mountainview is also undefeated in league play.

Enumclaw improves league record to 4-0, 5-0 overall

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team improved their league record to 4-0 with an 8-3 victory over the Bonney Lake Panthers on Friday afternoon in the Sumner pool. The Hornets overall record is 5-0.

Scoring for the Hornets were Kaitlyn Korsch and Lindsay Bowden, with two goals each, and Liz Schmidt, Ali Ballard, Kelsey Sonneson, and Alexis Firlotte with one goal apiece. Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis collected nine saves, and added two assists on the offensive side. Alina Van Ruff and Bowden added two assists each, and Annie Birklid and Korsch each had one. Bowden grabbed four steals, while Ali Ballard had three, and Firlotte stole two.

The Hornets travel to Tacoma tomorrow (Saturday) for a non-league game against the Wilson Rams at 12:00 in the Wilson pool.

Hornets beat Puyallup at the buzzer

After starting slow and falling to a 4-0 deficit against the Puyallup Vikings at home, the Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team came back to beat the Vikings 8-7 on a goal from Breanna Flaquinti with one second left in the game.

The Hornets started poorly, and fell behind 4-0 until Kelsey Brazier scored for Enumclaw two minutes into the second quarter. The Hornets were in foul trouble early, committing six exclusion fouls before their first score. Both defenses held tough for the second quarter, and Puyallup held a 4-1 lead at halftime.

Enumclaw roared back in the third period, scoring four goals – three by senior captain Kaitlyn Korsch – and holding the Vikings to a single score.

With the score tied 5-5 entering the final period, the teams traded scores until Korsch put the Hornets ahead 7-6 with 56 seconds remaining. Puyallup took control of the ball and called their final time out with 33 seconds remaining. After passing the ball around, Viking Jordan Brain scored with 13 seconds remaining to tie the game 7-7.

The Hornets called time out to set up the ball in the front court. The Viking defense denied the pass to center, but Breanna Flaquinti got open at the perimeter and scored from seven meters with one second left on the clock for the win.

Enumclaw travels to Sumner on Friday for a league game against Bonney Lake at 3:15, and face the Wilson Rams in Tacoma in a 12:00 game on Saturday.

Enumclaw beats Auburn 16-5

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team beat the Auburn Trojans 16-5 on Tuesday, March 17. The Trojans took an early 2-1 lead after center Lauren Sleezer scored two goals in the first three minutes of the game, but the Hornets responded with a double-team defense at center, and an aggressive fast break offense.

Enumclaw seniors Kelsey Brazier and Liz Schmidt scored on consecutive fast break goals to put the Hornets ahead 3-2 with three minutes left in the opening quarter, and the Hornets never looked back.

Scoring for Enumclaw were Liz Schmidt with four goals, Kaitlyn Korsch and Erin Stucker with three goals each, Lindsay Bowden with two, and Amber Morris, Breanna and Brooke Flaquinti, and Kelsey Brazier with one goal each. Lauren Sleezer scored four and Shelby Maynard scored one for Auburn.

Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis had 17 saves for Enumclaw; Lindsay Bowden and Erin Stucker each had five assists, Bowden tallied five steals, while Stucker and Morris each stole four.

The Hornets travel to Puyallup tomorrow, March 18 for a non-league match against the Puyallup Vikings at 7:30.

Enumclaw improves to 2-0

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team improved their record to 2-0 on Friday with a 7-4 victory over the visiting Auburn Riverside Ravens.

Lindsay Bowden was high scorer for the Hornets, with six goals, Kaitlyn Korsch scored one. Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis had 12 saves for the game, while Erin Stucker had five steals.

The Hornets next game is Tuesday, March 17, when they host the Auburn Trojans for a 3:15 game.

April 23rd Auburn Mountainview Game Rescheduled

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team has rescheduled their April 23rd game at Auburn Mountainview to accommodate Enumclaw's Senior Project Presentation Night, scheduled for the same evening. The Hornets will now play their game at Auburn Mountainview at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

Two other games have had their start times changed; the Tuesday, April 28 game at Rogers will start at 3:00 instead of 3:30, and the Thursday, April 30 game at Auburn Riverside will start at 7:30 instead of 7:00.

Click on the headline above for an updated schedule.

Hornets Open League Play With Win Over Sumner

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team began league play on Wednesday, March 11 with a 20-4 home victory over the Sumner Spartans. The Hornets had a balanced attack, with all 11 varsity field players scoring, seven players with steals, and six earning assists. Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis had 14 saves in the win.

Scoring for the Hornets were Lindsay Bowden with five goals, Kaitlyn Korsch with four, Liz Schmidt and Amber Morris with two goals each, and Rachel Deonigi, Erin Stucker, Kelsey Sonneson, Brooke and Breanna Flaquinti, and Angie and Kelsey Brazier with one goal each.

In the assists category, Bowden had six, Korsch had three, Brooke Flaquinti and Erin Stucker each had two, and Schmidt, Sonneson, and Hogerhuis one one apiece.

Bowden garnered seven steals, Morris and Stucker each had three, Korsch stole two, and Schmidt, Sonneson, and Kelsey Brazier each had one steal.

The Hornets host the Auburn Riverside Ravens on Friday, March 13 at 4:30.

Annual Maroon-White Game

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team played their annual maroon-white intra-squad game on Friday, March 6. In the annual event, the team is divided in to two squads that play a regulation game against each other, with league referees officiating. The game is an opportunity for new players to get the feel and tempo of a real game, for experienced players to scrimmage under game conditions, and for parents and fans to gain an understanding of the game of water polo.

In this year's event, the white team beat the maroon team 13-12. Scoring for the white team were Lindsay Bowden with five goals, and Liz Schmidt, Rachel Deonigi, Breanna Flaquinti, and Brooke Flaquinti with two goals each. On the maroon team, Tianna Hogan scored six, Kaitlyn Korsch scored two, and Rose Johnson, Kelsey Sonneson, Alina Van Ruff, and Erin Stucker each scored a goal.

2009 schedule

2009 calendar

2009 Season is under way

The EHS Girls Water Polo Team began practicing for the 2009 season on Monday, February 23rd. We were excited to see 15 returning players and five newcomers on the first day. New players are always welcome.

The annual Maroon-White intra-squad game will be held at the end of the team's second week of practice, on Friday, March 6, at 3:30, at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

We look forward to another exciting, successful, and fun year.

See you at the pool.

– Coaches Bob Averill & Ken DeMan

League play starts Wednesday

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team will begin league play on Wednesday, March 11, when they host the Sumner Spartans for a 3:15 contest at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

The Hornets will be defending their two year hold on the East Division Championship of the South Sound Girls Water Polo League, and be attempting to qualify for the State Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The Hornets finished fourth in State both of the past two years.

Swimathon Fundraiser

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team will be holding our annual Swimathon fundraiser this Saturday, March 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. To make a donation or sponsor a swimmer, contact coach Bob or Ken, or one of the girls. Feel free to come by the pool on Saturday morning to encourage the team.

Collegiate Water Polo Tournament

The University of Oregon will be hosting the Northwest Division Championships of the Women's Collegiate Water Polo Association on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, at Willamalane Swim Center in Salem, Oregon.

Teams from the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Western Washington University, Western Oregon University, and Oregon State University will be playing.