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Hornets Lose in Overtime

The EHS Boys Water Polo Team lost a hard-fought game to Auburn Mountainview in overtime on Thursday afternoon.

The Lions got off to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, on goals by Brady Gardner and Stephen Creed. The Lions stretched their lead to 4-0 in the second period until Mason Culp put the Hornets on the scoreboard with a goal with six seconds left in the first half.

Enumclaw outscored the visitors in the next two quarters to close the gap, and Thomas Petersen scored the tying goal on a power play with 2:31 left in the game.

In the first overtime, Mountainview's Hunter Arnold scored on a power play in the second minute of the overtime period, and Enumclaw's Bennon VanHoof responded with another tying goal 14 seconds later. Lion Brady Gardner scored with 24 seconds left in the first overtime, for a 9-8 Mountainview lead.

VanHoof tied the game at 9-9 in the first minute of the second overtime, and former Auburn goalkeeper Kendall Ray scored the winning goal with 29 seconds left in the second overtime.

NFHS rules dictate that a tie game should continue into two three-minute overtime periods. If the game is still tied after two three-minute overtime periods, the game would continue to sudden-victory three-minute overtime periods.