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Hornets finish regular season with 15-5 record, advance to State

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team finished their 2009 regular season with an 11-3 loss to the visiting Gig Harbor Tides on Thursday. The Hornets finished the season with a 15-5 overall record, and an 8-2 record in the East Division of the South Sound Girls Water Polo League. Enumclaw will begin State tournament play on Wednesday at 3:30 against Gig Harbor at Rogers High School in Puyallup.

Gig Harbor started fast in Thursday's game, scoring three goals in the first two and a half minutes, but the Hornet defense tightened, and Lindsay Bowden put Enumclaw on the board, scoring on a penalty shot with 3:21 left in the opening period; the Tides held a 3-1 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

The Tides scored three more goals in the second quarter, one on a penalty shot, and another after rebounding a blocked penalty shot, to secure a 6-2 advantage at the half. Tianna Hogan scored one minute into the third period, but Gig Harbor scored three more during the period, for a 9-3 lead entering the final period. In the final quarter, Gig Harbor cored two more, and held the Hornets scoreless, for the 11-3 final score.

Hornets scoring were Lindsay Bowden, with two goals, and Tianna Hogan with one. Goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis saved 17 goals; four field players also registered blocked shots, including Kelsey Sonneson, Erin Stucker, Tianna Hogan, and Kelsey Brazier.

Enumclaw gets another shot at the Gig Harbor team when they open State tournament play; the Hornets face the Tides in the opening game of the tournament, at 3:30 on Wednesday, at Rogers High School.