Postseason play awaits Enumclaw, White River soccer squads

Enumclaw opens Wednesday against Peninsula High

Subdistrict soccer play awaits the Enumclaw High girls, who head into postseason on a high note, having captured the South Puget Sound League 3A regular-season championship.

The Hornets begin their postseason experience tonight, Wednesday, with a trip to Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. The Hornets open against the Peninsula Seahawks, a team they shut out twice during the regular season. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Sumner. The winner will head into district play as the No. 2 seed from subdistricts, while the loser advances as the No. 3 seed.

Also tonight at Sunset Chev, Bonney Lake and Kennedy Catholic will do battle. The winner gets the subdistrict’s No. 1 seed and the loser moves on as No. 4.

District play opens Saturday and EHS will play at Highline Stadium in Burien. If the Hornets enter as the No. 2 seed, they will play at 2 p.m. against the No. 3 seed from the Southwest District (Greater St. Helens League). If the Hornets lose to Peninsula and are the No. 3 district seed, they will play at noon Saturday against the No. 2 club from the Narrows League.

Saturday’s games are loser-out affairs, with the winners advancing to the Class 3A state tournament.

White River plays Saturday at Franklin Pierce

The White River High girls find themselves one victory away from the Class 2A state soccer tournament, needing just a Saturday morning victory to keep their season alive.

The Hornets are slated to play at 10 a.m. Saturday at Franklin Pierce High School, taking on the No. 2 seed from the Olympic League. The winner advances to state as the West Central District’s No. 6 seed, while the loser is finished for the year.

White River finished the regular-season with an 8-6 record in South Puget Sound League 2A play, good for third place behind undefeated Sumner High and second place Fife. The Hornets finished the season Thursday with a 2-0 victory over Orting, receiving two goals from Madison Morris and shutout goalkeeping by Kylee Englebert.


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