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Senior Night Against Loveland Wraps Up Girls Soccer Regular Season

Posted on: October 9, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: Winners of two straight and three of its last five, the Milford High School girls soccer team will bring its regular season to a close when it hosts Loveland, the No. 1 team in the state of Ohio on Tuesday night. It will be Senior Night at Charity J. Lucas Stadium as the Eagles will honor their eight-member senior class and improve upon its 5-6-4 season record. Milford also enters this week in a three-way tie for second in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference standings, with the Eagles, Turpin and West Clermont all sitting at 3-1-2.

 

THE UPCOMING DOCKET: A look at Milford’s schedule for the upcoming week:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 10 vs. Loveland, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 13-1-0, 6-0-0 ECC (1st Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Colleen Swift (13 G, 13 A, 39 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: Loveland 3, Milford 2
    • Series History: Tied 15-15-6

 

THANK YOU SENIORS: Senior Night will be celebrated at Charity J. Lucas Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in conjunction with the Eagles 7 p.m. match-up with Loveland. Prior to kickoff, the senior class of Holly Barlage, Jessica Morgan, Emma Netzel, Maggie Ohmer, Natalie Rogers, Bryn Rolfsen, Olivia Sheldon and Mollie Vonderhaar will be honored for their contributions to Milford Soccer over the past four years.

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles were awarded the No. 16 seed in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament which opens next week. Milford will host No. 29 Middletown on Monday, Oct. 16 with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

 

The schedule for ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 1 Loveland vs. winner of No. 25 Western Brown-No. 28 Winton Woods (October 19, 7:00 p.m. at Loveland), No. 7 Turpin vs. winner of No. 5 Sycamore-No. 31 Withrow (October 19, 7:00 p.m. at Turpin), No. 12 West Clermont vs. winner of No. 13 Lakota East-No. 18 Oak Hills (October 19, 7:00 p.m. at West Clermont), No. 14 Anderson vs. No. 19 Harrison (October 16, 7:00 p.m. at Anderson), No. 23 Kings vs. No. 15 Hamilton (October 16, 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton), No. 24 Walnut Hills vs. No. 6 Ursuline (October 16, 7:00 p.m. at Ursuline), No. 31 Withrow vs. No. 5 Sycamore (October 16, 7:00 p.m. at Sycamore)

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 3 vs. Kings: The Eagles matched their season-high for goals in a match, exploding for a 7-2 home victory over Kings. The duo of senior Bryn Rolfsen and sophomore Tori Kittrell combined for five goals with the former tallying a hat trick and the latter tacking on two assists. The other two goal scorers on the night were junior Ali Kirk and sophomore Ali Claus. Other players to record assists were Claus, along with seniors Holly Barlage, Maggie Ohmer (two) and Natalie Rogers.

 

Oct. 7 at Ursuline: Milford picked up one of its biggest wins of the year with a 2-1 road victory at Ursuline Academy. Bryn Rolfsen kept her scoring spree going with her team-leading eighth goal of the season, while Ali Claus picked up her seventh tally. Maggie Ohmer added her third assist of the week in the win.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders this season:

Goals: Bryn Rolfsen (8), Ali Claus/Ali Kirk (7)

Assists: Ali Kirk & Bryn Rolfsen (4), Holly Barlage, Ali Claus, Tori Kittrell & Maggie Ohmer (3)

Points: Bryn Rolfsen (20), Ali Kirk (18), Ali Claus (17)

Saves: Jessica Morgan (69), Taylor Cassidy (9)

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles received a single vote in the final Cincinnati Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll of the season. Loveland of the ECC was crowned the regular season poll champion with 10 of the 11 first place votes that were cast. Mason, St. Ursula, Fairfield and Sycamore complete the top-five, with the Aviators earning the 11th first place vote. The ECC was also represented by Turpin in eighth, with Anderson and Withrow joining the Eagles in others earning votes. The final coaches’ poll of the season can be viewed at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.