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Girls Lacrosse Back At Home For Pair This Week

Posted on: April 24, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: The Milford High School girls lacrosse team will be out to snap a three-game losing streak when they return to the turf inside Eagles Stadium for a pair of match-ups this week. The Eagles will be trying to improve on a 3-7 record this season when they first host Fairmont on Tuesday night, before a visit from Eastern Cincinnati Conference foe Turpin on Thursday evening.


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

  • Tuesday, April 24 vs. Fairmont, 6:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: N/A
    • Last Meeting: None
    • Series History: First Meeting
  • Thursday, April 26 vs. Turpin, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 2-5, 1-3 ECC (RV area coaches’ preseason poll)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Turpin 18, Milford 5
    • Series History: Turpin leads, 1-0


A LOOK BACK: April 10 at Anderson: Freshman Sarah Cardell scored four more goals, but Anderson proved to be too much as the Eagles dropped an Eastern Cincinnati Conference road game, 17-6. Cardell upped her league-best goal count to 28 in the setback. Other goal scorers for the Eagles included Sarah Ehrman and Megan LaFrance, while Angel Dominguez earned a team-high seven draw controls.


April 12 at Madeira: The Eagles scored the most goals in a game in the short history of the program as they cruised past Madeira 19-7. The ECC’s leading scorer, freshman Sarah Cardell led the way with seven goals, while junior Sydney Hogan tallied five. Ellen Victory contributed three goals, Megan LaFrance had two and Angel Dominguez and Sarah Ehrman scored one each. Dominguez was Milford’s top performer on draw controls, finishing with eight.


April 13 at Walnut Hills: In a rescheduled Eastern Cincinnati Conference match-up, Walnut Hills earned a 13-9 victory over Milford. Sarah Cardell scored a team-best four goals, while Sarah Ehrman and Ellen Victory scored two apiece, with the latter adding an assist. Angel Dominguez scored the final goal and had a team-best six draw controls.


April 19 vs. Little Miami: Milford fell in a high-scoring affair to Little Miami by a 15-11 final score. Three Eagles scored multiple goals, led by Sarah Cardell with five. The outstanding freshman added four draw controls in the defeat. Sydney Hogan and Ellen Victory added two goals each, with the latter tacking on four draw controls. Other goal scorers included Angel Dominguez and Sarah Ehrman, with Dominguez leading all Milford players with nine draw controls.


April 20 at Lebanon: Sarah Cardell scored all but one of Milford’s goals as the Eagles fell by a 13-5 score to Lebanon. Sophomore Brooke VanValkenburgh scored her first career goal, while Ashley Costa and Angel Dominguez finished with four draw controls each.


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

Goals: Sarah Cardell (48), Sydney Hogan (23), Ellen Victory (11)

Assists: Casey Roeder (7), Angel Dominguez (5), Sydney Hogan (3)

Ground Balls: Ashley Costa (15), Angel Dominguez/Josi Jennings/Casey Roeder (14)

Draw Controls: Angel Dominguez (62), Sarah Cardell (25), Ellen Victory (22)

Saves: Emily Stiles (83), Brooke Fender (8)


POLL WATCH: Milford did not receive any votes in the weekly area all divisions coaches’ poll, sponsored by the Cincinnati Enquirer and released on April 23. Mount Notre Dame is the No. 1 team, having earned nine of the 10 first place votes that were cast. The ECC’s Loveland is third and the recipient of the other top nod. Other members of the top-five include Mariemont in second, Indian Hill fourth and Sycamore fifth. The ECC is also represented by Anderson in a tie for ninth, along with Kings and Turpin also receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at


COLLEGE BOUND EAGLE: Class of 2018 member Ashley Costa has announced her intention to continue her athletic and academic careers on the collegiate level. Costa has committed to Cincinnati’s Mount St. Joseph University where she will compete in both lacrosse and soccer.