A pair of Hornet-Hornet battles played out the evening of Sept. 30, with the home teams proving victorious in each case.
The schedule brought both volleyball and soccer versions of the Battle of the Bridge. In a wildly entertaining tussle in Chuck Smith Gym, the Enumclaw girls prevailed over their highly-regarded rivals from White River. But it was the Buckley squad getting the best of EHS on the pitch, winning 3-1 in a South Puget Sound League 2A soccer showdown at Arrow Lumber Stadium.
The volleyball contest had Enumclaw and White River dividing the first four sets, the visitors taking the first and fourth while host EHS claimed the middle pair. In the deciding fifth set, which is determined by the first team to 15 points, Enumclaw secured with night’s victory with a 16-14 advantage.
For the winners, Hannah Penke and Macy Furtwangler led the way with 16 and 14 kills, respectively. Samantha Darby was credited with 20 assists, Kira HaWaaboo had 19 assists and Faith Miler came up with 18 digs.
White River’s Elle Thomas had a stellar night with 29 kills and 14 digs, Kelli Kaelin finished with 36 digs and Marissa Daho totaled 54 assists.
The home-court victory allowed Enumclaw High to improve to 4-3 in league play while White River suffered just its second loss (6-2).
While the spirited volleyball match was being played in Enumclaw a serious soccer showdown was taking place on White River’s rural Buckley campus.
Following White River’s 3-1 victory, both Plateau teams sat at an impressive 5-1 in SPSL 2A play.
The home squad jumped to a 2-0 first half lead thanks to goals from Laura Corr and Claire Carter. Enumclaw sliced the margin shortly after the break when Ellie DeGroot found the net and things stayed closed until nearly the end. White River put things away when Corr scored her second goal of the night.