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Boys Water Polo Headed To Ohio Cup, Girls To Sycamore This Weekend

Posted on: September 7, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: One of the most important events of the season awaits the Milford High School water polo programs over the next two weeks as both programs prepare for the annual Ohio Cup. The Milford boys team is up first as they make the trip north to Worthington, just outside of Columbus, this weekend for their competition. The event will begin with pool play on Saturday, with the championship rounds set for Sunday. The Eagles will be looking to improve on a 1-7 season record this weekend. The girls team (2-9) will gear up for their Ohio Cup, scheduled for Sept. 16-17, with a weekend visit to the Sycamore Invitational.


THE BOYS REPORT: Sept. 5 vs. Mason: In its only match of the last week, the Eagles dropped a hard fought 7-6 decision at home against Mason despite a tremendous second half effort. Goalkeeper Tyler Blimeline led the defense with 11 blocks and six steals, while Matt Schnelle added four steals. Branham Leavens paced the offense with four of the Eagles’ six goals.


THE GIRLS REPORT: Milford Invite Game 1 vs. Worthington Kilbourne: The Eagles were able to avenge a loss earlier in the season to Kilboune, picking a 12-4 win inside the friendly confines of the Milford Natatorium. Ellen Victory had a huge day in the pool, scoring six of the Eagles’ 12 goals. Not to be outdone, Halle Fontaine scored three goals, while Jill Krieger contributed five assists. Megan Krieger was the defensive leader with six steals.


Milford Invite Game 2 vs. Columbus Hawks: Despite an outstanding all-around performance from Megan Krieger, the Eagles took a tough 13-9 loss to the Columbus Hawks. Krieger led the offense with four goals and three assists in the defeat, while adding a pair of steals on defense. In goal, Carly Mills tallied four blocks to lead the Eagles.


Sept. 5 vs. Mason: The Eagles played strong on both the offensive and defensive ends of the pool, but ultimately fell by a 10-7 score to the visiting Comets. Ellen Victory led the way for Milford with a hat trick of goals, while the trio of Carly Mills, Megan Krieger and Natalie Kunes combined for 12 steals.


POLL TALK: In the latest Ohio High School Water Polo rankings, both Eagles squads are ranked 10th in the state. The rankings are computed with a unique formula where teams earn two points for a winning record in a series against any Ohio team. If the series is tied, each team will earn one point. A team will earn zero points for a losing record in a series. The number of points is divided by the number of series played for an overall score. Games against non-Ohio teams do not count in the rankings but are reported in the overall record.