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Girls Soccer Opens Tournament Hosting Sycamore

Posted on: October 19, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE: Holding the No. 10 seed in the Cincinnati Sectionals and owners of a first round bye, the Milford High School girls soccer team will take to the pitch to open the OHSAA Tournament with a Saturday night home date against No. 15 Sycamore. The Eagles have enjoyed some big victories this season and enter the postseason holding a 6-7-2 overall record, while placing second in the ECC during the regular season at 3-1-2. Sycamore is coming off an upset of No. 12 Little Miami, having gone all the way to penalty kicks before pulling out a 4-2 victory.

 

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Sycamore, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2016 Record: 6-7-4, 4-4-1 GMC (RV Division I area coaches’ final poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior MacKenzie Kandil (7 G, 5 A, 19 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2016; Milford 2, Sycamore 1
    • Series History: Sycamore leads 29-19-7

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 11 at Loveland: The Eagles went head-to-head with one of Ohio’s best teams in local rival Loveland and came up just short of the upset with a 3-2 defeat to the Tigers. Freshman Ali Claus continued her hot stretch with a goal in her fourth straight match, while senior McKinley Dumm notched the other tally for the Eagles.

 

INSIDE THE ECC: Loveland’s perfect run through the Eastern Cincinnati Conference netted the Tigers the 2016 league championship. Despite finishing the regular season under .500, Milford took second in the league standings with a final slate of 3-1-2 in ECC action.

 

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

 

POLL WATCH: The final weekly coaches’ poll of the 2016 season shows Milford as the 10th ranked team in the area according to the 19 voting coaches. Loveland took the poll title by a sizable margin with 17 of the 19 top votes, ahead of Oak Hills (two votes), Mount Notre Dame, Fairfield and Mason completing the top-five. The ECC is also represented by Turpin in ninth, along with Walnut Hills and Glen Este receiving votes. The final coaches’ poll can be viewed 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.