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SLIDESHOW: EHS WATER POLO: Enumclaw tops Kentridge
By Brenda Sexton
Enumclaw High School’s boys water polo team lost a 9-8 heartbreaker on a last-second shot to Wilson Sept 14, but rallied to win the next two decisively.
Against Wilson, EHS’s Garrett Hall tied the match at eight with 36 seconds remaining in the game. Hornet goalkeeper Josh Musick blocked a late shot-on-goal and with the Wilson keeper out of the box and the clock winding down, heaved the ball the length of the pool where it came to float inches from its target. The quick-thinking Wilson goal keeper sprinted back to the ball and whizzed it back the length of the pool just past Musick at the buzzer for the win.
Hornet scoring was led by Hall with four goals. Also scoring for Enumclaw were Travis Culp, Bennon VanHoof, Zach Petersen and Gabe Sales, with one apiece.
Thursday, EHS beat Kentridge 9-4 in the first home game of the season.
Hall scored on the Hornets’ first possession and took a 2-0 lead on VanHoof’s goal midway through the opening period. Kentridge tied the game at two after scoring twice within a minute of the Hornets’ second goal. Hall added another goal with 42 seconds left in the quarter for a 3-2 advantage.
EHS’s defense held Kentridge scoreless until four minutes into the fourth quarter.
For the Hornets, VanHoof scored five and Hall added four. Musick had 12 saves in the win.
Saturday, the Hornets beat Lakes 15-9. The Hornet win came after Enumclaw exploded for a 10-point second half, led by Hall, who scored four second half goals, and VanHoof, who nailed five. The teams were tied at five at the intermission, but the Hornets took command early in the third quarter.
Hall led all scorers with eight goals. Also scoring for Enumclaw VanHoof with five and Travis Culp with two. Musick had 24 saves in the goal.
The win improved the Hornet record to 2-2 for the season; 1-1 in league play. Enumclaw competes in the Auburn tournament Friday and Saturday with teams from all three Auburn schools, Rogers, Emerald Ridge, Kentridge, Lakes and Peninsula.