Enumclaw High water polo in state tourney

Enumclaw High’s Hayley Sonneson looks for an opening during the Hornets’ Saturday game against Gig Harbor at Rogers High School. Enumclaw will next see action Thursday in the state tournament

Fresh off a second-place performance during last weekend’s Regional 1 water polo tournament, the girls from Enumclaw High are now gearing up to face the state’s best.

The Hornets will participate in the state water polo tourney, which takes place Thursday through Saturday at Curtis High School in University Place.

Enumclaw kicks things off by taking on Bellevue in the opening round, hitting the water at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Enumclaw won two of three games during regional play. The Hornets opened with a 15-5 victory over Peninsula on May 15 and, the following day, defeated Wilson 11-8 and lost to Gig Harbor 18-5.

Against the Peninsula Seahawks, Anna Davenport paced EHS with five goals. Hannah Simurdak added three, Bailey Sexton and Emilie Weyer had two each, a single goals were added by Hayley Sonneson, Brandi Meneghini and Grace Rich.

During Saturday’s victory over Wilson, Davenport scored four goals and Sonneson had three. Other scoring came from Meneghini, Sexton, Grace Sales and Simurdak.

The loss to Gig Harbor brought two goals from Sexton and single tallies by Sonneson, Rich and Lindsay Harms.

The Hornets finished the regular season with a 16-7 overall record and a 9-1 mark in league play, winning the East Division title.