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Hornets Finish Week 3-1, Improve to 9-5

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team won three games, and lost one this week, to improve their overall record to 9-5, 6-2 in the East Division.

The Hornets opened the week with a convincing non-league win over the visiting Rogers Rams on Tuesday.  Enumclaw got off to a fast 7-0 lead in the first quarter, led by Anna Davenport's three fast break goals.  The Hornets held the lead all game, finishing with a 17-4 win.  Davenport and Hayley Sonneson led the Hornets scoring with four goals each.  Megan Lesmeister scored three, Bailey Sexton and Hannah Simurdak scored two each, and Grace Sales and Sierra Clough added one apiece.

On Wednesday Enumclaw traveled to Auburn to face the division leading Auburn Mountainview Lions.  The Hornets stayed close into the second half, but the deeper Mountainview squad wore out the smaller Hornet team to claim a 15-6 win, and the East Division title for the second straight year. Megan Lesmeister scored three, Bailey Sexton scored two, and Anna Davenport scored one in the loss.

Thursday the Hornets returned to the Auburn Pool to face Auburn Riverside, beating the Ravens 8-6.  The Ravens kept the game close, tying it at 5-5 early in the final period, but the Hornets scored three in a row to lead 8-5 until the Ravens added their final goal with 27 seconds left in the game.  Hayley Sonneson scored three, Grace Sales and Bailey Sexton scored two each, and Megan Lesmeister scored one.

On Saturday the Hornets traveled to the Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club to face the Newport Knights in the rain, in one of the State's few outdoor venues. The two teams fought a close game through the first three quarters, until the Hornets pulled away in the final period for a 12-9 win.  Megan Lesmeister led all scorers with eight goals; Hayley Sonneson scored three, and Bailey Sexton scored one.

Enumclaw finishes league play next week, facing Kentridge on Tuesday and Sumner on Thursday.  A win over Sumner would clinch second place in the East Division for the Hornets, and an automatic berth at State.  The Hornets then travel to Tacoma on Friday to face a strong Stadium team, and visit Bainbridge Island on Saturday afternoon.  Friday and Saturday's games are non-league.