Enumclaw High squad riding a wave of success | Water polo

The EHS Girls water polo team continued their unbeaten streak in league play on Thursday with a win over the visiting Peninsula Seahawks. - Dennis Box, Courier-Herald
The EHS Girls water polo team continued their unbeaten streak in league play on Thursday with a win over the visiting Peninsula Seahawks.
— image credit: Dennis Box, Courier-Herald

The Enumclaw High Hornets’ water polo team is riding an undefeated wave.

The girls are 6-0 in South Puget Sound League play and 10-1 overall.

The Hornets played at the Puget Sound Spring Invitational during the weekend and took third place.

Chehalem, Ore., went undefeated throughout the tournament to finish first. Willamette Valley lost to Chehalem in the championship game to finish second.

The Hornet girls beat Curtis Sunday 11-4 and Wilson 13-5 Sunday. It is the first time the team has defeated Curtis in 12 years.

Scoring for Enumclaw against Curtis were Katie Larrea with seven goals, Haley Sonneson, two, Allie Larrea, one, and Annie Birklid, one.

Against Wilson, Katie Larrea scored six, Allie Larrea, three, Birklid, two, Bella Davenport one and Bailey Sexton one.

Enumclaw opened the invitational with a 15-4 win over Auburn Riverside Friday evening at Lakes High School.

Scoring for Enumclaw were Katie Larrea with five goals, Allie Larrea with three, Hannah Kinniburgh, Davenport and Haley Sonneson two goals each and Birklid with one.

• League Action

The EHS team extended its unbeaten streak in league play Thursday with a win over Peninsula at home.

Senior Birklid put the Hornets on the scoreboard early, scoring two goals in the first period, and a third in the first minute of he second quarter. Katie Larrea added two later in the second period and the Hornets maintained a 5-0 advantage at halftime.

Katie Larrea added two in the third quarter while Birklid, Sexton and Larrea each scored one, and Enumclaw had a 10-0 lead going into the final period. In the fourth quarter Katie Larrea added two, and Birklid knocked in one more, but Peninsula’s Adrienne Storey scored one to spoil the shutout. Hornet goalkeepers had 11 saves in the win.

The Hornet defense led the way again, coming up with 18 steals. Hannah Kinniburgh had six and Allie Larrea had five.

The Hornets travel to University Place to take on Curtis 4 p.m. Thursday.

Some of the information for this article was taken from the Hornets’ team blog.


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