Both Hornets – Enumclaw and White River – ousted in soccer

White River

Enumclaw's Kaylee Markonich battles a Bonney Lake Panther for a loose ball during a Thursday playoff game at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. Enumclaw won and advanced in district play

White River

The regular season might be tough, but postseason play is even tougher.

That was made painfully clear to the White River High girls soccer team. The Hornets rolled to a 16-0 mark during the regular season, including a perfect 14-0 record in South Puget Sound League 2A play. But the West Central/SeaKing District tourney brought a different outcome, as White River dropped two games and was eliminated.

The Hornets opened district play Nov. 5 with a 2-0 loss to Liberty High at Franklin Pierce Stadium. Two days later, White River came away on the short end of a 2-1 score against the Steilacoom Sentinels.

Liberty went on to claim the district championship and Steilacoom grabbed the No. 4 seed, with both headed into this week’s Class 2A state tournament.


The Enumclaw High girls won a pair of postseason soccer games but fell short of securing a berth in the Class 3A state tournament.

Facing season-ending elimination both times, the Hornets first defeated the Hazen Highlanders, then beat nearby Bonney Lake. The run came to an end Saturday with a 4-0 loss at the hands of Columbia River, a team that advanced to state with the win.

Enumclaw finished the regular season with a 9-5 mark in South Puget Sound League 3A play, 11-7-1 overall.

The West Central District 3/Southwest District 4 tourney began Nov. 3 with Enumclaw’s 2-1, shootout victory over Hazen. Mariah Bone scored Enumclaw’s regulation goal off an assist by Casey Ranft and EHS went on to win 5-4 in the shootout.

Facing elimination two days later, the Hornets responded with a 1-0 blanking of Bonney Lake at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. In the second half, Amber Dunlap to an assist from Olivia Adams to score the game’s only goal. Morgan Tinney and Gabby Quinett combined to register the shutout in goal.

That set the stage for Saturday’s winner-to-state, loser-out affair with Columbia River. Playing at Highline Memorial Stadium, EHS was shut out and saw the season come to a close.

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