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Hornets Lose Four on the Road

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team played four games last week, all against teams that finished in the top six at State last year, and all on the road, and lost all four. Despite the losses, the Hornets remain in the hunt for the final State tournament seed from the East Division.

The Hornets are battling Auburn Mountainview for the fourth seed from the East Division, and face the Lions Thursday night, in a 7:30 contest at the Auburn Pool. If Mountainview wins, or keeps the Hornets within three goals, the Lions will represent the fourth seed from the East Division at the State tournament. If the Hornets win by four goals or more, Enumclaw’s boys will move on to the State tournament, held November 5-7 at Rogers High School.

Last week’s action started with the Hornets losing to Tacoma’s Wilson High School, 15-3, on Tuesday night. The Hornets traveled to Auburn the next night to play Auburn Riverside, and lost 10-5, in a game that was close through three quarters of play.

Thursday night the Hornet boys faced State champion Curtis at the Curtis pool. The Hornets scored first, on a quick goal by Logan Ross, and Garrett Hall scored two minutes into the game, to give Enumclaw a 2-0 advantage over the defending champions. The Curtis defense tightened, and their high powered offense came to life, to give the Vikings a 5-3 lead at the end of the first period, and a 10-4 advantage at halftime. Curtis went on to win 19-5.

On Saturday, the Hornets traveled to Puyallup, for the fourth game in five days, against the Rogers Rams. The Hornets stayed close through three quarters, trailing 5-3 heading into the final period, but Rogers held off the Hornets, for a 8-4 win.

The Hornets travel to Auburn to play Auburn Mountainview on Thursday, in a game that will determine the East Division’s fourth seed at State. Enumclaw hosts Puyallup in the Hornets’ final home game on Friday, October 30, at 3:30 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.