EHS WATER POLO: After losses, EHS rallies at tourney

EHS senior Gabe Sales plays defense during action with Auburn Mountainview.

The Enumclaw High boys water polo team played six road games and finished with a 2-4 record.

The week opened at Auburn Sept. 20 when the Hornets were stunned by Auburn Mountainview 9-2. The loss gave EHS a 1-2 league record, 4-6 overall. Hornets Bennon VanHoof and Thomas Petersen each scored a goal.

It didn’t get better Thursday as the Hornets were shelled 20-7 by defending state champion Curtis in Tacoma. VanHoof led EHS scorers with four goals. Petersen, Gabe Sales and Seth Rickard each added a goal.

Friday, the Hornets opened play in the Auburn tournament with a 13-9 loss to Rogers. VanHoof again led EHS in scoring with five. Petersen added two more and Mason Culp and Shay Larsen each scored a goal.

In Game 2 Friday, EHS lost 13-5 to sixth-ranked Bainbridge Island. VanHoof scored three and Culp and Sales scored one each.

Saturday brightened as the Hornets won two games at the tournament, starting with an 11-4 victory over Emerald Ridge. VanHoof fired in seven goals in the win. Larsen added two and Culp and Will Cooper each tossed in one.

EHS’s second victory was a 17-9 decision over Peninsula. VanHoof led the Hornets in scoring with eight. Sales scored three, while Riley Sexton, Carson Lanphere, Larsen, Petersen, Cooper and Culp each added a goal.

The EHS schedule this week is uncertain. Stadium may not be available due to scheduling issues and Auburn is not fielding a team this season. Updated schedules will be available on the team’s web site, at http://enumclawpolo.blogspot.com/.