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Hornets Lose League Opener 20-16

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team lost the first league game of the season on Tuesday night, when the Hornets hosted the Wilson Rams in a night game at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

The Hornets scored first, but the two teams exchanged goals through the opening quarter, finishing the first seven minutes with a 5-5 tie. The visiting Rams outscored the Hornets in the second period, taking a 9-6 advantage into the halftime break.

Both teams played even if the third quarter, with both squads scoring five, and the Rams took a 14-11 lead into the final quarter. In the fourth period, the Rams kept scoring, outscoring the Hornets 6-5, for the final 20-16 outcome.

The Hornet scoring was led by Bennon VanHoof's nine goals, but Enumclaw got help from five other scorers, including Carson Lanphere and Mason Culp with two goals each, and Thomas Petersen, Riley Sexton, and Bryce VanHoof with one goal apiece.

The Hornets continue league play on Thursday, against the Kentridge Chargers, at the Covington Aquatic Center, in a 9:00 p.m. game.