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Hornets Finish Seventh at State

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team finished the third day of play at the State tournament with a win over the Auburn Mountainview Lions. With the win, the Hornets claimed a seventh place finish at the State tournament.

Enumclaw began the tournament on Wednesday with a loss to the eventual State Champion Gig Harbor Tides, 16-1. The Hornets continued play on Friday, with a 7-3 loss to third place finisher Auburn Riverside, and closed out the tournament on Saturday with an 11-8 win over Auburn Mountainview.

Kelsey Sonneson scored the lone goal in Wednesday's loss; Lindsay Bowden, Erin Stucker, and Annie Birklid each scored a goal in Friday's game. In Saturday's win over Mountainview, Bowden and Stucker each score five goals, and Ali Ballard added one.

Gig Harbor was crowned State Champion with a win over defending State Champion Curtis in Saturday's championship game. East Division Champion Auburn Riverside finished third, Stadium finished in fourth place, Wilson finished fifth and Rogers High School finished in sixth place.

The Hornets finished in seventh place, and Auburn Mountainview finished eighth.

Enumclaw seniors Lindsay Bowden and Shaye Hogerhuis were named to the All State Honorable Mention Team.

The Hornets finished the 2010 season with a 13-9-1 record, seventh place at State, and their fifth consecutive trip to the State Tournament.

Enumclaw and Stadium Advance to State

The Enumclaw Hornets and Stadium Tigers finished first and second in Saturday's State Qualifying Water Polo Tournament, held at the Auburn High School Pool. Both teams now advance to next week's Washington State Water Polo Championship, held on May 19, 21, and 22 at the Rogers High School Pool in Puyallup, WA.

In Saturday's first game of the tournament, Enumclaw defeated Stadium 9-8. The game was close throughout, with the score tied on seven occasions, and neither team holding more than a two goal advantage. The Hornets took the lead for good with 15 seconds left, when junior Kelsey Sonneson scored from five meters out. Scoring for Enumclaw in the win were: Erin Stucker with three goals, and Ali Ballard, Lindsay Bowden, and Sonneson with two goals each.

In the second game of the tournament, Stadium beat Puyallup 12-11, and in the final game the Hornets clinched a State berth by beating Puyallup 18-10. Scoring for Enumclaw in the final game were Bowden and Stucker with six goals each, Sonneson with three goals, Ballard with two, and Rachel Deonigi with one.

The Hornets first game at the State Tournament will be on Wednesday at 6:00, when Enumclaw faces the number one seed from the Bridge Division, Gig Harbor, at Rogers High School in Puyallup. Tournament play will continue on Friday and Saturday.