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Hornets Claim First Win of the Season

Enumclaw High School's Boys Water Polo Team claimed their first win of the 2015 season on Tuesday, September 29, outlasting Kentwood for a 17-14 victory.

The two teams started out close, with the score tied five times in the first half. With the score tied 8-8 at halftime, the Hornets outscored Kentwood 2-1 in the third period, and stretched out the lead in the final quarter. The Hornets outscored Kentwood 7-2 in the first 5:07 of the fourth quarter before Kentwood's Andrew Portin and Rhoni Lyons combined for three goals in the final 1:06 to narrow the margin.

Five Hornets scored in the win. Nathan March scored six goals, Kyle Morgan scored five, and Evan O'Neill scored four. Jayson Bates and Adam Percival each scored one. Goalkeeper Brett Butler tallied 11 saves and an assist.

For Kentwood, Rhoni Lyons scored five, Andrew Portin scored four, Patrick Knox added three, and Colin Bryant scored two.

The Hornets travel to Auburn on Thursday for another league contest, against Auburn Mountainview at 5:30.

Week Two of Regular Season Play

photo courtesy Brenda Sexton
Boys water polo season in Washington State enters its second week of regular season play on Tuesday, with only 17 games this week.

Listed below are the week's scheduled games, as posted on the league's scheduling site. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change, so please check with your team to confirm game information.

Best of Luck to all the teams! 

Tuesday, September 22
5:45 Shorewood 11 at Newport 10 (Newport Hills)
6:20 Rogers 4 at Curtis 19
6:30 Gig Harbor 15 at Stadium 3
6:45 Puyallup 14 at Auburn Riverside 4 (Auburn)
7:30 Emerald Ridge at Enumclaw postponed
7:30 Bainbridge Island 16 at Peninsula 2
7:45 Bellevue 12 at Mercer Island 8 (MI Country Club)
8:30 Sammamish 11 at Roosevelt 16 (Helene Madison)
9:30 Kentridge 17 at Kentwood 9 (Covington)

Wednesday, September 23
7:00 Emerald Ridge 8 at Mark Morris 10
8:30 Kentridge 19 at Enumclaw 7

Thursday, September 24
5:30 Auburn Riverside 6 at Auburn 8
5:45 Roosevelt 16 at Newport 4 (Newport Hills)
6:20 Bellevue 7 at Curtis 12
6:30 Mark Morris at Stadium
7:30 Kentwood at Auburn Mountainview (Auburn)
7:30 Mercer Island 20 at Sammamish 3 (Samena)

Get Your Hornet Wear Online!

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All profits from the sales of the shirts will go toward the team's pool bills.

Great for supporters near and far – friends, family, alumni – any water polo fan will look good in this.

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Tuesday's Game vs Emerald Ridge Cancelled

The Tuesday, September 22 EHS Boys Water Polo game vs Emerald Ridge has been cancelled, because no game officials are available.

The two teams have re-scheduled the game for Wednesday, October 7; 8:30 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Changes to Hornets' Schedule

Several changes have been made to the EHS Boys Water Polo Team schedule recently:

The Hornets home game vs. Kentridge, originally scheduled for this Thursday, September 24, has been re-scheduled to this Wednesday, September 23, at 8:30.

Additionally, Enumclaw's game at Emerald Ridge scheduled for Thursday, October 15 has been moved to Friday, October 16, at Rogers High School, at 7:15.

Lastly, the game at South Kitsap, originally scheduled as the Hornets' season opener on September 10, will be played on Monday, October 26, at 4:00, at the South Kitsap Pool.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hornets Open Season 0-2 in League Play

photo courtesy Brenda Sexton
The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team opened league play this week, suffering losses in their first two games of the season.

On Tuesday, the Hornets dropped their home opener to Auburn Riverside 15-10. Enumclaw started slow, and the Ravens built a 5-0 lead until Hornet sophomore Kyle Morgan broke up the shutout on a counterattack goal in the second quarter.

Scoring for the Hornets in the loss were: Nathan March with five goals, Evan O'Neill with three, and Brett Butler and Morgan with one goal each. Three Hornet goalkeepers – Nathan March, Evan O'Neill, and Brett Butler – combined for 16 saves.

The Hornets traveled to Auburn on Thursday to face the Auburn Trojans, and returned home with a 10-8 loss. Against the Trojans, Enumclaw built a 2-0 lead in the first quarter before Auburn mounted a 5-0 rally in the second period, giving the Trojans a 6-2 lead at halftime.

Auburn outscored the Hornets 2-1 in the third period, but Enumclaw outscored the Trojans 5-2 in the final period; all five fourth quarter goals were scored by Hornet senior Evan O'Neill – including three in the final 1:06 – to limit the final deficit to two goals.

O'Neill finished with five goals. Sophomore March scored two, and freshman Ben Hauswirth scored his first career goal in the first goal of Thursday's game.

The Hornets return to Auburn this weekend for the Auburn School District Water Polo Tournament. Enumclaw opens tournament play on Friday against Auburn Mountainview, at 3:00, and faces Puyallup Friday at 4:20. Enumclaw returns Saturday for four more tournament games.

Auburn Tournament Schedule Posted

The Auburn School District Boys Water Polo Tournament Schedule has been released.

The tournament, hosted by the Auburn School District, will take place on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20. Eight teams will participate – Auburn, Auburn Mountainview, Auburn Riverside, Emerald Ridge, Enumclaw, Puyallup, Shorewood, and Stadium. All teams will play two games on Friday, and four on Saturday. The event takes place at the Auburn High School Pool, 516 4th Street NE, Auburn, WA.

The Hornets will open the tournament on Friday with a 3:00 game against Auburn Mountainview, and play their second game of the day at 4:20, against Puyallup. Enumclaw will play their first game on Saturday at 8:20 against Stadium. The Hornets will play their fourth game of the tournament on Saturday, sometime between 9:40 and 11:40, depending on the results of their earlier games. Their fifth game will be between 12:20 and 2:20 on Saturday, and their final game will be between 3:00 and 5:00.

Thanks to the Auburn teams for hosting this event, and Good Luck to all the teams involved!

Regular Season Play Starts This Week

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team, along with 14 other Washington State teams, will open regular season water polo play this week. Eight additional teams opened their regular season last week.

The Hornet squad is small this year, with only  nine players on the roster – veterans Evan O'Neill, Jayson Bates, Brett Butler, Vahid Hosoda, Nathan March, Kyle Morgan, and Adam Percival are joined by newcomers Ben Hauswirth and Chase Maris. Two teams this year, Inglemoor and Lakes, do not have enough players for competition.

The Washington State Boys Water Polo League has four divisions. The Kingco Division has teams from Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newport, Roosevelt, Sammamish, and Shorewood. Curtis, Emerald Ridge, Mark Morris, Puyallup, and Rogers make up the South Division. Enumclaw is in the North Division, along with Auburn, Auburn Mountainview, Auburn Riverside, Kentridge, and Kentwood. The Narrows Division includes Bainbridge Island, Gig Harbor, Peninsula, South Kitsap, Stadium, and Wilson.

The Hornets open their regular season on Tuesday, September 15 against Auburn Riverside, in a 7:30 game at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

Listed below are the week's scheduled games, as posted on the league's scheduling site. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change, so please check with your team to confirm game information.

Monday, September 14
4:00 Gig Harbor 19 at South Kitsap 7
6:30 Peninsula 5 at Stadium 17
6:30 Bainbridge Island 16 at Wilson 7
7:45 Roosevelt 7 at Mercer Island 3

Tuesday, September 15
6:20 Puyallup 3 at Curtis 19
7:15 Mark Morris at Rogers
7:30 Auburn 10 at Auburn Mountainview 16
7:30 Auburn Riverside 15 at Enumclaw 10

Wednesday, September 16
3:45 Roosevelt 14 at Bellevue 13 (Woodridge)
5:10 Stadium 8 at Bainbridge Island 19
7:30 Wilson 9 at Gig Harbor 17
8:15 South Kitsap 17 at Peninsula 13
9:00 Sammamish at Shorewood (Shoreline Pool)

Thursday, September 17
5:30 Kentwood 12 at Auburn Riverside 16
5:30 Rogers 13 at Puyallup 20
5:50 Auburn Mountainview 6 at Kentridge 12 (Fairwood)
7:00 Enumclaw 8 at Auburn 10
7:30 Curtis 19 at Emerald Ridge 2 (Puyallup HS)
9:00 Bellevue 21 at Shorewood 10 (Shoreline Pool)

Friday and Saturday, September 18 & 19
Auburn School District Tournament

Saturday, September 19
8:00 pm Kentridge at Sammamish (Samena)

Thursday's Game at South Kitsap Cancelled

Due to a scheduling mishap, the Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team's season opener at South Kitsap, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been cancelled. The two teams are working to reschedule it for a later date.

Instead, the Hornets will open their season on Tuesday, September 15, at home against league rival Auburn Riverside. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Follow this site, and our Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo for information regarding the rescheduled game.

Emerald Ridge Jamboree Saturday at Rogers HS

The Emerald Ridge Boys Water Polo Jamboree will take place on Saturday, September 12, at Rogers High School, in Puyallup.

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team will not be taking part in this jamboree, as the Hornets competed in last weekend's Curtis jamboree.

Ten other schools will be competing at the Emerald Ridge Jamboree, including: Auburn, Emerald Ridge, Gig Harbor, Kentridge, Kentwood, Mark Morris, Puyallup, Rogers, Roosevelt, and Stadium.

Best of Luck to all these teams as they kick off their 2015 season!

Emerald Ridge Water Polo Jamboree
Rogers High School, 12801 86th Ave E, Puyallup, WA
Saturday, September 12, 2015

9:00 Emerald Ridge vs. Gig Harbor
9:40 Kentwood vs. Puyallup
10:20 Kentridge vs. Emerald Ridge
11:00 Gig Harbor vs. Kentwood
11:40 Puyallup vs. Kentridge
12:20 Emerald Ridge vs. Kentwood
1:00 Gig Harbor vs. Puyallup
1:40 Kentridge vs. Rogers
2:20 Mark Morris vs. Auburn
3:00 Stadium vs. Roosevelt
3:40 Rogers vs. Auburn
4:20 Mark Morris vs. Stadium
5:00 Roosevelt vs. Rogers
5:40 Stadium vs. Auburn
6:20 Mark Morris vs. Roosevelt

Competition Starts This Week

Hornets & Friends at Saturday's Curtis Jamboree
The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team launched their 2015 season on Saturday, at the Curtis Jamboree, in University Place, WA.

The Hornets were short-handed for the jamboree, with veterans Evan O'Neill, Nathan March, Kyle Morgan, Adam Percival, and Vahid Hosoda, and first-year players Ben Hauswirth and Chase Maris available. Curtis players Alex Hwang, Chase Mageo, Preston Pounds, and Cameron Weller joined the Hornets in the jamboree games.

Regular season play starts this week for all teams. The Hornets are scheduled to travel to Port Orchard on Thursday to face South Kitsap at 3:30. The week's other games are posted below:

Tuesday, September 8
6:20 Mercer Island 8 at Curtis 18

Wednesday, September 9
7:30 Auburn Mountainview at Emerald Ridge (Puyallup HS)

Thursday, September 10
5:30 Kentridge 6 at Puyallup 15
7:15 Kentwood at Rogers

Friday, September 11
5:45 Newport Alumni Game

Saturday, September 12
Emerald Ridge Jamboree at Rogers HS

Best of Luck to all teams during the season!