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Lady Hornets Battle for East Division Lead

photo courtesy Brenda Sexton
The Enumclaw Hornets head into their Spring Break next week sharing a piece of the East Division lead, as a result of Tuesday's 14-7 win over Auburn Riverside.

The Hornets have a 6-1 league record, with three league games remaining. Enumclaw's lone league loss came three weeks earlier, in a 9-5 loss to that same Ravens squad.

As in their previous contest, the Hornets and Ravens were close for the first half. The two teams traded goals through most of the first period, with Enumclaw holding a 5-4 lead after seven minutes of play. Defense prevailed in the second quarter, as Enumclaw outscored the Ravens 2-1, to take a 7-5 lead into halftime.

The Hornet offense lit up the third quarter, as Enumclaw added six goals, taking a 13-7 advantage into the final frame. The Hornets added one, and held the Ravens scoreless in the final quarter, for the seven point win.

Anna Davenport led the Hornets' scoring, with four goals. Bailey Sexton and Hayley Sonneson scored three each, and Hannah Simurdak and Grace Sales added two each. For Auburn Riverside, Charissa Dorn scored four, Mollie Ridge scored two, and Julia Zanotelli scored one.

Enumclaw has three league contests remaining – against Auburn, Auburn Mountainview, and Tahoma. If the Hornets and Ravens remain tied at the end of regular season play. Enumclaw would win the tiebreaker, having beaten Auburn Riverside by more goals than they lost to them in their earlier game.

All the available Hornets played, and seven scored on Thursday when Enumclaw beat the visiting Emerald Ridge Jaguars 15-6 in a non-league game to wrap up the Hornets' competition before Spring Break. Bailey Sexton led all scorers with four goals, Sonneson and Davenport scored three each, and Brandi Meneghini scored two goals. Lindsay Harms, Grace Munnell, and Simurdak scored one goal apiece. Rochell Knouff, Aspen Sellers, and Breann Hite each scored two goals for Emerald Ridge.

The Lady Hornets return to action on Tuesday, April 28, when they return to Lakewood to face the Lakes Lancers.