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Hornets Finish With A Win, Seventh Place

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team wrapped up their 2017 with a 7-5 win over Wilson in the Hornets' last game at the State Tournament on Saturday, May 27. The Hornets finished seventh in State for the second year in a row.

Enumclaw scored first in Saturday's game, and held a 4-1 lead at halftime, but Wilson outscored the Hornets in the third period, narrowing Enumclaw's lead to 4-3. Hornet senior Jordan Lawson scored with 1:12 in the quarter to give Enumclaw a 5-3 lead entering the final frame.

The already physical game heated up in the final quarter, as the Rams drew four exclusions on Hornet defenders. Wilson scored on Enumclaw's second exclusion to narrow Enumclaw's lead to one goal with 4:39 remaining. Both teams missed on their next two opportunities, and junior captain Grace Munnell added to the Hornet lead with two minutes left.

Wilson scored on their next possession, to put he Rams within one 20 seconds later, and Munnell put the game away on a Hornet power play with 33 seconds left.

Grace Munnell scored five goals in the win, and Grace Rich and Jordan Lawson scored one goal each. Goalkeeper Morgan Hall grabbed 10 saves.

The Hornets finished their season with an 8-2 league record, claiming the East Division title for the third straight year, and a regular season record of 18-6. Enumclaw went 2-2 at the Region I Tournament to earn the 4th seed from the region, and lost their first two games as the State Tournament before beating Wilson for seventh place. Hornet goalkeeper Morgan Hall earned Honorable Mention All-State honors.

The Gig Harbor Tides earned their fourth consecutive State title with a 7-5 win over Curtis in the Championship Game.

Final State Standings:

1. Gig Harbor
2. Curtis
3. Bellevue
4. Newport
5. Mercer Island
6. Puyallup
7. Enumclaw
8. Wilson

Washington State Tournament Lineup Set

Eight teams, including Enumclaw, have qualified for this weekend's Girls Water Polo Washington State Championship Tournament. Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newport, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Curtis, Puyallup, and Wilson will compete for the 2017 State title at Curtis High School on May 25-27.

Six Hornets Earn All-League Honors

Six members of the Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team earned all league honors at Monday's Water Polo Coaches Meeting. Morgan Hall, Grace Munnell, and Emilie Weyer were named All-League East Division First Team. Lindsay Harms and Grace Rich earned Second Team honors, and Jordan Lawson received Honorable Mention.

Listed below are the All-League teams for the four Washington State divisions. Congratulations to all.

Post-Season Action Starts Friday

photo courtesy Timothy Dehnert Photography
The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team, along with 15 other Washington State girls water polo teams, start post-season play on Friday, May 19.

Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newport, and Inglemoor have advanced from the North Division; Enumclaw, Auburn Mountainview, Auburn, and Kentridge advance from the East.

In the South Division, Curtis, Puyallup, Rogers, and Stadium advance to the post-season, and Gig Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Wilson, and Peninsula have advanced from the West.

The Hornets are advancing to post-season play for the twelfth consecutive season, and claimed their third straight East Division title.

Enumclaw enters the Region I Tournament as the East's number one seed, and will face the North Division's fourth seed, Inglemoor, on Friday, at 6:45, at Puyallup's Rogers High School. The Region II Tournament starts on Friday, as well, and pits the top four teams from the South and West Divisions against each other. The top four teams from each Regional Tournament will advance to the State Championship Tournament, held May 25-27 at Curtis High School, in University Place.

The Hornets have one more regular season game left - a non-league contest against Tahoma on Tuesday, May 16 at the Enumclaw Aquatic Center. Come cheer on the Hornets as they celebrate their three seniors' in their last home game.

Follow this site and our Twitter feed, @EnumclawPolo for post-season results, and updated schedules.

Best of luck to all the teams competing.

Hornets Clinch East Division Title

With two league wins this week - a 5-4 win over Auburn on Tuesday, and a 9-4 win over Auburn Mountainview on Thursday - the Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team clinched their third consecutive East Division Title.

Tuesday's game vs, Auburn was a defensive nailbiter, with both teams scoreless in the first period, and trading goals in the second and third, to enter the final period with a 2-2 tie.

Auburn took the lead with 2:45 left, on a Maddy Arnone goal, and Grace Rich scored for the Hornets for a 3-3 tie with 1:18 remaining. Emilie Weyer's goal gave the Hornets the lead with 43 seconds remaining, but Elizabeth Zaytseva tied it up again with 18 seconds left. After the Hornets' final timeout, Weyer scored again with 11 seconds left, for a 5-4 Hornet advantage, and Enumclaw stopped the Trojans on their last possession to seal the victory.

Thursday's game vs. Auburn Mountainview started much the same, with the teams trading goals through the first period, and a 3-3 tie after seven minutes of play. But the Hornets caught fire in the second quarter, scoring four and holding the Lions scoreless, for a 7-3 halftime lead.

Both teams went scoreless in the third, and Enumclaw outscored Auburn Mountainview 2-1 in the final quarter for the 9-4 final score.

The Hornets are now 8-1 in league play, and 13-4 overall. Enumclaw travels to Auburn for a four-game tournament on Friday and Saturday, and travel to Renton’s  Lindbergh High School on Tuesday for their final league game of the season against Kentridge.