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Girls Soccer Closes Regular Season Tuesday At Loveland

Posted on: October 10, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE: The Milford High School girls soccer team will look to close its regular season on a huge high note when the Eagles travel to state-ranked Loveland on Tuesday night for a 7 p.m. clash. Milford has already clinched second in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference this year and will try to knock the Tigers from the ranks of unbeaten in its regular season wrap up. The Eagles are coming off consecutive wins last week to improve to 6-6-2 for the fall.

 

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

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Loveland, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2016 Record: 13-0-1, 5-0-0 ECC (1st Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Colleen Swift (11 G, 4 A, 26 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Loveland 4, Milford 0
    • Series History: Milford leads 15-14-6

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 4 at Kings: Junior Bryn Rolfsen had a hand in all three of Milford’s goals as the Eagles picked up a 3-1 win at Kings on Oct. 4. Rolfsen improved her team-best mark to nine goals on the season as she found the back twice, while also picking up an assist on freshman Ali Claus’ goal.

 

Oct. 8 vs. Ursuline: Freshman Ali Claus scored a goal in her third straight match, helping Milford celebrate Senior Day with a 3-0 win over Ursuline on Oct. 8. Not to be outdone, two of the Eagles’ seniors who were playing in their final regular season home game also got in the scoring act as McKinley Dumm and Tori Gilman each tallied goals.

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles have earned the No. 10 seed in the Cincinnati Sectionals for the upcoming OHSAA Tournament. While the Eagles know they will be seeded 10th, their first opponent is to be determined as Milford has earned a first round bye. MHS will open at home on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the winner of No. 12 Little Miami and No. 15 Sycamore. Kickoff will take place at 7 p.m. Click here to see the Eagles’ tournament draw.

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Loveland, ranked among the best teams in Ohio, has clinched the 2016 Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championship and is unbeaten on the year at 13-0-1 overall and 5-0-0 in league play. Regardless of its outcome at Loveland on Tuesday, the Eagles have claimed second in the league, with a 3-0-2 mark in conference action this year.

 

A look inside the ECC statistics shows junior Bryn Rolfsen tied for fifth among league players with 20 points, while also fourth with nine goals. The Eagles’ assist leaders are senior McKinley Dumm, and junior Maggie Ohmer, each tied for sixth with four helpers each.

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles are once again among the area’s top teams according to the weekly Cincinnati Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll, holding strong in 10th this week. State-ranked Loveland is the big favorite of the 17 voting coaches with all but one first place votes. Oak Hills picked up the other No. 1 mention and took second, with Mount Notre Dame, Fairfield and Mason rounding out the top-five. The ECC is also represented by Turpin in eighth, along with Walnut Hills and Anderson in others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

LONG TIME COMING: The Eagles picked up a huge victory on Sept. 3 as they upset Mason by a 1-0 score at a sun-drenched Charity J. Lucas Stadium. Junior Bryn Rolfsen found the back of the net for the match’s only score with approximately 30 minutes remaining in the second half. The win pushed the Eagles past the area’s No. 2 ranked team in this week’s Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll for the first time since the 2011 regular season.