Quarterfinal Scores for Friday 11/9
Mercer Island 11 vs. Puyallup 4
Curtis 9 vs. Auburn Riverside 6
Newport 16 vs.
Bellevue 10 vs. Auburn Mountainview 5
The quarterfinal matches are in the books and the teams advancing to the semifinals are set. Mercer Island used an explosive 1st quarter to establish a 5 - 0 lead over Puyallup. The Vikings were able to slow the Islander attack in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, but could not close the gap falling to Mercer Island 11 - 4. Overall, a good effort by Puyallup but they could not overcome a stingy Islander defense. The Curtis Vikings jumped on Auburn Riverside for 4 goals in the 1st quarter and increased their lead to 9 - 3 by the end of the 3rd. The Ravens tallied 3 goals in the 4th, but it was too late. Curtis looks strong heading into the their semifinal showdown with Mercer Island. Enumclaw got off to a good start and had a 1 - 0 lead over Newport at the end of the 1st quarter and was only down 3 - 1 at the half. The second half was a much different story as the Knights dominated the Hornets and came away with a 16-2 victory. The defending champion Bellevue Wolverines got off to a fast start with a 4-1 lead over Auburn Mountainview at the end of the 1st quarter. A strong defensive effort made it difficult for the Lions the rest of the way and the last hopes for a water polo title in A-Town were dashed. Bellevue advances to the semifinals with a 10 - 5 victory. League rivals Bellevue and Newport collide in the second semifinal match. If it's anything like their last game, it will be a memorable playoff classic.
These promise to be the most competitive semifinals in recent memory so come early to get a good seat. Defense should rule the day. All four remaining teams appear evenly matched, so it will come down to focus and execution down the stretch to determine the 2012 Champion. Can't wait!!
Puyallup 9 vs. Auburn Riverside 10
Enumclaw 5 vs. Auburn Mountainview 8
Semifinal Games for Saturday 11/10
Mercer Island vs. Curtis
Newport vs. Bellevue