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Enumclaw Wins Two, Loses One on Saturday

On the second day of play at the Emerald Ridge Tournament in Puyallup, WA, the EHS Boys Water Polo Team earned two wins and one loss, to finish the tournament with a 3-2 record.

On Saturday's first game, the Hornets beat the host Emerald Ridge 15-1. The Hornets scored three goals in the first quarter before the Jaguars added their lone goal with 53 seconds left in the period. Enumclaw's stingy defense held the Jags scoreless for the rest of the game, while the Hornet offense scored three in the second period, five in the third, and three in the fourth quarter. Senior captain Bryce VanHoof led the Hornet scoring with eight goals; senior captain Jack Pugh and freshman Kyle Morgan scored two each, and senior Quinn Warner, sophomore Jayson Bates, and freshman Nathan March each added a goal.

In the Hornets' second game, the Hornets faced Kentridge for their second game in a week. The Hornets earned a 10-7 victory. For the second time this week, Kentridge started with a lead over the Hornets, scoring two before Enumclaw got a goal on the scoreboard. Kentridge held a 3-2 lead after one period of play. The Hornets outscored Kentridge 5-2 in the second quarter, to take a 7-5 lead into halftime. In the third quarter Enumclaw maintained their lead with an 8-6 advantage going into the final period. The Hornet outscored Kentridge 2-1 in the final period for the 10-7 final score. VanHoof scored nine of the Hornets 10 goals; Morgan added one.

In Enumclaw's final game, the Hornets trailed throughout, while narrowing Shorewood's lead to two, at 8-6, with 2:36 remaining in the game.  But the exhausted Enumclaw team couldn't get any closer, with Shorewood scoring on two consecutive fast breaks before Bryce VanHoof landed a last-second shot.  VanHoof scored five against Shorewood, and Pugh and March scored one apiece.

The Hornets are now 3-0 in league play, 8-3 overall, and return to league play this week, hosting Kentwood on Tuesday at 7:30 and Auburn Mountainview on Thursday at 7:30.