Enumclaw High’s boys defeated Kentwood Thursday, clinching third place in the East Division of the water polo league and earning an automatic berth in the upcoming state tournament.
The state event is set for Nov. 7-10.
Thursday’s easy 23-5 victory over Kentwood pushed Enumclaw’s record to 11-3 in league play and 17-7-1 overall.
The victory was highlighted by eight goals by Bennon VanHoof and four by Bryce VanHoof. The scoring was rounded out by two goals each by Will Cooper, Carson Lanphere, Mason Culp and Brandon Butler; scoring one each were Quinn Warner, Jack Pugh and Thomas Petersen.
The Hornets’ final game of the regular season comes Thursday against Bellevue, the defending state champion.