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Boys Soccer Looks To Continue Hot Start With Pair Of Match-ups

Posted on: September 6, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: Off to a 4-0-1 start, the Milford High School boys soccer team will be out to build on its unbeaten beginning to the season when it takes to the pitch twice in a three-day span upcoming. Fresh off a solid 1-1 tie against a solid Turpin team, the Eagles will look for another positive Eastern Cincinnati Conference result when it takes to the Charity J. Lucas Stadium field for a battle with Walnut Hills. Then, on Saturday, Milford will square off with one of the area’s best Division III programs with a road contest at Madeira.

 

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

  • Thursday, Sept. 7 vs. Walnut Hills, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 1-1-2, 1-0-0 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Grayson Sommer (1 G, 1 A, 3 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Walnut Hills 3, Milford 2
    • Series History: Milford leads 11-8-2
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 at Madeira, 3:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 4-2-1, 1-1-0 CHL (2nd Division III area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Ryan Lienhart (7 G, 1 A, 15 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Milford 3, Madeira 1
    • Series History: Milford leads 13-3-3

 

A LOOK BACK: Aug. 31 at Turpin: Sophomore Noah Burnett scored his fifth goal of the young season, tying for the top spot in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference as the Eagles played to a 1-1 tie with Turpin. Joey Round picked up his second assist of the campaign on the Burnett score.

 

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

Goals: Noah Burnett (5), Stephen Hobson & Limo Rustom (3)

Assists: Kyle Boehm (3), Joey Round (2), seven tied (1)

Points: Noah Burnett (11), Limo Rustom (7), Stephen Hobson (6)

 

POLL WATCH: For the second straight week, the Eagles reside in the No. 8 spot in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Division I area coaches’ poll, released on Sept. 5. The top of the rankings has an interesting twist as ECC member Anderson holds a one point lead over Moeller despite being outnumbered in first place votes, 13-4. St. Xavier is third with two first place votes, followed by Lakota West (one No. 1 vote) and Sycamore. The ECC is also represented by Turpin in 10th, along with Kings, Walnut Hills, Loveland, West Clermont and Withrow, all receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.