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Enumclaw squeeks past Rogers in overtime

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team beat the Rogers Rams in a 7-6 overtime victory Tuesday afternoon in Puyallup.

The Hornets started slowly, and hung on to a 1-1 tie at the end of the first quarter. Rogers held Enumclaw scoreless in the second period, and held a 2-1 lead at halftime. The Rams went on a scoring spree during the third period, while holding Enumclaw scoreless for another seven minutes, to stretch their lead to 4-1 entering the final frame.

After Rogers scored less than a minute into the final quarter, the Hornets called their second time out to collect themselves. They went on to score three goals – one each by Lindsay Bowden, Tianna Hogan, and Kaitlyn Korsch – within two and a half minutes, to trail the Rams 5-4 with 90 seconds left in the game.

After a couple of scoreless possessions by the Rams, Enumclaw's Bowden scored a last second goal to tie the game and send it to overtime.

The Rams scored less than a minute into the first three-minute overtime period, but Hogan scored a minute later to tie the game again, 6-6. Bowden scored 20 seconds into the second overtime period on a Hornet power play, to give Enumclaw the win.

Scoring for Enumclaw was Lindsay Bowden, with four goals, Tianna Hogan with two, and Kaitlyn Korsch with one. The Hornet defense had another excellent performance, with 27 steals – including seven each by Bowden and Erin Stucker. Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis gathered 17 saves, along with an assist.

The Hornets now hold a 12-3 record for the season, 6-2 in league play and play their next game Thursday against Auburn Riverside, at the Auburn pool. Game time is 7:30.