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Hornets beat Peninsula 10-9

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team earned their first league victory of the season with a 10-9 win over Peninsula on Friday night.

The Hornets scored first, on a goal by sophomore Logan Ross 12 seconds into the game. Enumclaw and Peninsula traded goals through the first half and mid-way into the third period, when Shane Jackson scored, to put Enumclaw ahead 5-4. The Hornets scored three unanswered goals to close out the third quarter with an 8-4 advantage.

Peninsula fought back in the final period. The two teams traded goals in the first minute of the final period, then went scoreless until Peninsula scored with 2:53 left to narrow the Hornet lead to 9-6. On their next possession the Seahawks scored again, trailing 9-7.

But Enumclaw scored with 1:20 left for a 10-7 lead; Peninsula scored twice in the last minute, but the Hornets held on for the 10-9 victory. Freshman Bennon VanHoof scored three goals in the win, while veterans Shane Jackson and Garrett Hall scored two each. Also scoring for the Hornets were Logan Ross, Travis Culp, and Zach Petersen, with one goal apiece.

Enumclaw now holds a 1-1 record in league play, and a 1-1 record for the season.

The Hornets host State Runner-Up Wilson High School on Tuesday, September 22, in a 4:30 league contest at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center. On Friday, September 25 Enumclaw travels to Auburn to compete in a two-day, five game tournament at the Auburn High School Pool.