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ECC Foe Anderson Awaits Girls Soccer In Second Round Of OHSAA Tournament Thursday

Posted on: October 17, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: A familiar face will await the Milford High School girls soccer team in round two of the OHSAA Sectional Tournament as the Eagles will travel to conference rival Anderson on Thursday night for a 7 p.m. battle with the Redskins. The 16th-seeded Eagles easily advanced to the round with an 8-1 win over Middletown, while No. 14 Anderson knocked off Goshen by a 6-1 score. The regular season contest between the teams ended in a 3-3 tie. This also marks the second time in the last three years the two squads have met in the tournament with Anderson winning a 4-2 penalty kicks shootout in the opening round in 2015.

 

THE UPCOMING DOCKET: A look at Milford’s next OHSAA Tournament opponent:

  • Thursday, Oct. 19 at Anderson, 7:00 p.m. (OHSAA Tournament)
    • 2017 Record: 9-2-6, 3-1-3 ECC (RV Division I area coaches’ final poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Devi Andreadis (15 G, 2 A, 32 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Milford 3, Anderson 3
    • Series History: Anderson leads 27-13-5

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles were awarded the No. 16 seed in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament. Click here to see Milford’s sectional bracket.

 

The schedule for ECC remaining teams in the tournament includes: No. 1 Loveland vs. No. 25 Western Brown (October 19, 7:00 p.m. at Loveland), No. 7 Turpin vs. winner of No. 5 Sycamore (October 19, 7:00 p.m. at Turpin), No. 12 West Clermont vs. No. 13 Lakota East (October 19, 7:00 p.m. at West Clermont),

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 16 vs. Middletown: The Eagles had no trouble advancing in the OHSAA Tournament as they rolled past Middletown 8-1 inside the friendly confines of Charity J. Lucas Stadium. Seven different players recorded at least one point, including a quartet that had at least four. Junior Madison Chitwood led the way with two goals and an assist, while senior Emma Netzel also found the back of the net twice as well. Ali Claus scored a goal and assisted on two others, while Trina Manning tallied her first points of the season with one goal and one assist. Other goal scorers for the Eagles were Tori Kittrel and Bryn Rolfsen, while Mikayla Pulliam tacked on an assist. Milford’s final goal count was the most by the program since an 8-0 win over Withrow in 2014.

 

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

Goals: Bryn Rolfsen (9), Ali Claus (8), Ali Kirk (7)

Assists: Ali Claus (5), Ali Kirk & Bryn Rolfsen (4)

Points: Bryn Rolfsen (22), Ali Claus (21), Ali Kirk (18)

Saves: Jessica Morgan (81), Taylor Cassidy (10)

 

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.