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Hornets Open Season With 14-11 Win Over Puyallup

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team opened the 2011 season with a 14-11 win over the Puyallup Vikings on Thursday, September 8.

Both teams went scoreless in the first three minutes of the game; the visiting Hornets got on the scoreboard first, when junior Thomas Petersen scored with 3:51 left in the opening quarter. The two teams traded scores through the rest of the first period, holding a 3-3 tie going into the second quarter. The Hornets outscored the Vikings 3-0 in the second period, to hold a 6-3 advantage at halftime.

The two teams played even through the third period, giving Enumclaw an 8-5 lead after three quarters. During the final quarter, both teams showed some fatigue on defense, as both offenses were able to find the open man. Both teams scored six goals in the final period, led by Enumclaw's Bennon VanHoof, with four goals in the fourth quarter.

VanHoof was Enumclaw's leading scorer for the game, with nine goals. Also scoring for the Hornets were Thomas Petersen, with three goals, Mason Culp and Gabe Sales with one each.

The Hornet JV squad also came home with a win, beating the Puyallup JV 12-2. The Hornets were led by Riley Sexton's four goals. Other Hornets scoring in the JV game were Seth Rickard with three goals, Bryce VanHoof with two, and Quinn Warner, River Cory, and Patrick Peet with one goal each.

The Hornets travel to Puyallup again on Friday, facing the Rogers Rams at Rogers High School, on Puyallup's South Hill.