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Enumclaw-Sumner Game Still to be Re-Scheduled

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Game at Sumner, originally scheduled to be played on Monday, April 19, has been delayed due to mechanical problems at the Sumner pool. The two teams are working to schedule a make-up date, and will announce the new date as soon as possible.

The Hornets have four games schedule for the week of April 26, so are unavailable for a make-up the cancelled game before May.

Gig Harbor Beats Enumclaw 11-4

The Gig Harbor Water Polo Team came to Enumclaw on Saturday afternoon, and beat the Enumclaw Hornets 11-4 in a non-league contest.

The game started as a defensive battle, with only one goal scored in the first quarter, by Gig Harbor's Lauren Biggs. Hornet junior Erin Stucker tied the game at one, early in the second period, but Lora Donaldson, Biggs, and Shae Purdue combined for four additional goals in the second quarter.

Stucker and Lindsay Bowden scored three goals in the second half, but the Gig Harbor offense and pressure defense proved to be too much for the tired Enumclaw squad, playing their fourth game of the week.

The Hornets travel to Sumner on Monday for a league game against Sumner, and host Auburn Mountainview on Friday in a league game that could determine State tournament seeding for the two teams.

The Hornets are currently in second place in their division, with a 5-1 league record; the Lions are in third place with a 3-3 league mark. The first two teams in each division earn an automatic trip to State; third place teams play a one-day playoff to determine the final two teams.

Hornets Win Against Auburn Trojans

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team won their fifth game in a row on Wednesday, beating the Auburn Trojans 16-2 in a league game held at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

The Hornets controlled the game from the opening sprint, scoring on their first possession, on a goal by Lindsay Bowden nine seconds into the game. The stingy Hornet defense, led by goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis, held the Trojans to one goal in each half; the Enumclaw offense had six players score, led by Bowden's seven goals.

Also scoring for Enumclaw were Ali Ballard, with three goals, Kelsey Sonneson and Erin Stucker with two goals each, and Rose Johnson and Annie Birklid with a goal apiece.

The Hornets travel to Gig Harbor on Friday to face the Peninsula Seahawks in a league game, and host the Gig Harbor Tides in a non-league game on Saturday at 12:30, at the Enumclaw Pool.

Hornets Improve to 4-1 With Win Over Emerald Ridge

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team beat Emerald Ridge 13-11 on Monday, April 12, to improve their season record to 4-1.

The game started slowly, with the first goal coming two and a half minutes into the game, on a fast break by junior Erin Stucker. The Hornet defense held the Jags scoreless through the opening period, to hold a 1-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Enumclaw's offense roared to life in the second quarter, adding seven goals, while limiting Emerald Ridge to a single goal, taking an 8-1 advantage at halftime.

Emerald Ridge rallied in the second half, scoring ten goals while the Hornets added another five, keeping the game close.

Senior captain Lindsay Bowden led the Hornets' scoring, with six goals. Junior Ali Ballard added four goals, Erin Stucker scored two, and Rachel Deonigi added one.

The Hornets host Auburn on Wednesday for a league contest, and travel to Gig Harbor for a game with Peninsula on Friday afternoon, before hosting the Gig Harbor Tides on Saturday at 12:30, as part of the Enumclaw Aquatic Center's April Pools Day event.

Enumclaw beats Auburn Mountainview 9-8

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team improved their season record to 3-1 on Thursday. April 1 by beating Auburn Mountainview 9-8 in an evening game at the Auburn pool.

The Hornets took the lead early, eight seconds into the game, on a fast break goal by junior Ali Ballard. Senior Rachel Deonigi scored on Enumclaw’s next possession and the Hornet offense gained a 5-0 lead before the end of the first period.

The Lions chipped away at the Hornet lead, scoring three goals in the second quarter, one in the third, and four in the final period, including three in the final two minutes, to keep the game close.

Enumclaw scoring was led by Rachel Deonigi, Ali Ballard, and Alina Van Ruff, with two goals each. Lindsay Bowden, Erin Stucker, and Kelsey Sonneson added a goal each for the Hornets.

Senior goalkeeper Shaye Hogerhuis had 12 saves, including stopping three of four five-meter penalty shots. Several other players added to the defensive effort, with nine steals by Bowden, five by Stucker, and four each by Van Ruff and Sonneson.

Hornets finish first week with 2-1 record

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo finished their first week of play for the 2010 season with a 2-1 record last week.

On Monday, March 22, the Hornets suffered an opening game loss to Auburn Riverside, 10-7. Enumclaw scoring was led by junior Erin Stucker, with three goals, and senior Breanna Flaquinti, with two. Rachel Deonigi and Annie Birklid each added a goal.

The Hornet team traveled to the Auburn pool on Tuesday to face the Auburn Trojans, and brought home a 12-3 win over the Auburn team. The Trojans kept the game close for the first half, trailing Enumclaw 5-3 at halftime. But the Hornet defense tightened to keep Auburn scoreless in the second half, while four Hornets scored in the second half, to seal the win.

Hornets scoring were Stucker, with six goals, Kelsey Sonneson, with four, and Ali Ballard, and Flaquinti with a goal apiece.

Enumclaw finished their first week of competition with a 24-2 win over Sumner on Friday in the Hornets’ second home game. All of the field players who suited up on the varsity squad scored against the Spartans, led by senior Lindsay Bowden’s six goals.

Ali Ballard and Alexis Firlotte each scored three goals, and Alina Van Ruff, Rachel Deonigi, Erin Stucker, amd Kelsey Sonneson each scored two. Scoring one goal each were Annie Birklid, Breanna Flaquinti, Logann Erskine, and Hannah Kinniburgh.

The Hornets are currently in second place in the East Division of the South Sound Girls Water Polo League, behind Auburn Riverside. The top two teams in each division earn automatic berths in the State tournament, held May 19 through 22 at Rogers High School in Puyallup.