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Boys Soccer Set To Battle Two Top Teams, Starting Thursday Against Anderson

Posted on: September 13, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: Enjoying a solid start to the 2017 season at 4-1-2 overall and 0-0-2 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, the Milford High School boys soccer team is back on the field twice in a three day span with a pair of challenging foes awaiting. This week’s action starts on Thursday night as the Eagles chase their first ECC victory, against a talented Anderson squad that is ranked No. 2 in the city this week. Then its up I-75 North to Monroe for a match-up against another solid foe.

 

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

  • Thursday, Sept. 14 vs. Anderson, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 6-1-0, 2-0-0 ECC (2nd Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Brodie Sallows (7 G, 6 A, 20 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Anderson 3, Milford 2
    • Series History: Anderson leads 21-15-8
  • Saturday, Sept. 16 at Monroe, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 5-2-0, 5-0-0 SWBL (RV Division II area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Hunter Graves (3 G, 3 A, 9 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Milford 3, Monroe 0
    • Series History: Milford leads 2-0-0

 

A LOOK BACK: Sept. 7 vs. Walnut Hills: Trailing 1-0 in the waning seconds, junior Cole Cambron found senior Stephen Hobson for the match-tying goal off a corner kick with just 17 seconds remaining, allowing Milford to snare a tie with Walnut Hills. The tie marked the second straight Eastern Cincinnati Conference match that Milford played a one-all tie in, after previously doing the same against Turpin last week.

 

Sept. 9 at Madeira: Taking to the road for an afternoon battle against a strong Madeira squad, the Eagles came away with a 2-1 defeat to the Mustangs.

 

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

Goals: Noah Burnett (5), Stephen Hobson (4), Limo Rustom (3)

Assists: Kyle Boehm (3), Cole Cambron & Joey Round (2)

Points: Noah Burnett (11), Stephen Hobson (8), Limo Rustom (7)

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles have fallen out of the top-10 in the Sept. 11 edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Division I coaches’ poll, but are the first team receiving votes, just four points out of the top-10. Moeller is the overwhelming favorite of the coaches, earning 21 of the 24 first place votes cast this week. ECC member Anderson picked up the other three No. 1 nods and are second, with Lakota West, St. Xavier and Mason rounding out the top-five. The ECC is also represented by Turpin in eighth, with Kings, Loveland and Walnut Hills joining the Eagles in the others receiving votes category. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.