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Girls Soccer Looks To Get Back On Track With Pair This Week

Posted on: September 26, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE: Coming off of back-to-back losses for the first time this season, the Milford High School girls soccer team will be in search of victories when it returns to the pitch this week with a pair of matches. Looking to keep pace with front-running Loveland in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference race, the Eagles (4-5-1, 2-0-1 ECC) will open the week with the final regular season match-up ever with Glen Este. GEHS will consolidate with Amelia following this school year to form West Clermont High. From there, the Eagles will travel to Lakota West for a Saturday matinee.

 

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

  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 vs. Glen Este, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2016 Record: 1-7-1, 0-3-0 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Anna Smith (5 G, 1 A, 11 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Milford 4, Glen Este 1
    • Series History: Glen Este leads 29-16-5
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 at Lakota West, 11:00 a.m.
    • 2016 Record: 2-4-3, 2-1-1 GMC (RV Division I area coaches’ weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Devin Duhme (4 G, 2 A, 10 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2015; Milford 2, Lakota West 0
    • Series History: Lakota West leads 13-5-2

 

A LOOK BACK: Sept. 24 at Oak Hills: Junior Bryn Rolfsen netted her team-leading sixth goal of the campaign as the Eagles fell by a 4-1 count to Oak Hills, one of the area’s best squads, on Sept. 24.

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Loveland, ranked third in the state last week in the OSSCA poll, remains the front runner in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference race at 4-0-0 in league play. Milford is just behind at 2-0-1 and is being chased by Turpin at 2-1-1.

 

A look inside the ECC statistics shows junior Bryn Rolfsen tied for seventh among league players with 13 points, while also showing tied for fourth with six goals. The Eagles’ assist leaders are a pair of freshmen in Ali Claus and Tori Kittrel who are tied for seventh with three helpers this season.

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles are once again among the area’s top teams according to the weekly Cincinnati Enquirer Division I coaches poll, slipping two spots to ninth this week. State-ranked Loveland is the big favorite of the 19 voting coaches with 15 first place votes. Oak Hills and Mount Notre Dame each garnered two top nods and make up the two and three slots, with Fairfield and Lebanon just behind. The ECC is represented by Turpin in eight, along with Walnut Hills 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.