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Girls Soccer Welcomes Lakota East Saturday Night In Next Tournament Contest

Posted on: October 20, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: On the heels of the program’s highest scoring output in a decade, the Milford High School girls soccer team will continue its OHSAA Tournament journey on Saturday night when Lakota East visits Eagle Stadium. The Eagles (8-5-4) hammered Edgewood by an 11-1 score on Tuesday night, tying for the second-most goals in a match in a program history. That victory sets the 12th-seeded Eagles up for a match-up against No. 14 Lakota East in a contest slated to begin at 7 p.m.


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

  • Saturday, Oct. 20 vs. Lakota East {at Eagle Stadium}, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 7-6-3, 4-4-1 GMC (RV Division I area coaches’ final weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Kate Larbes (8 G, 5 A, 21 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2014; Lakota East 2, Milford 0
    • Series History: Lakota East leads 9-7-2


A LOOK BACK: Oct. 16 vs. Edgewood: Seven different Eagles found the back of the net as Milford scored an astounding 11-1 triumph over Edgewood. The scoring outburst matched the second-highest performance in school history, behind only a 12-0 OHSAA Tournament win over Withrow in 2008. Beth Cook led the Eagles with her first career hat trick, while assisting on a fourth goal. Madison Chitwood and Zoey McAninch added two goals each, while Landen Gooley scored once and had two assists. Ayden Cavill and Ellie Redrow finished with a goal and an assist each and Ali Kirk scored a goal. Milford players to finish with one assist included Lyric Birkley, Ali Claus, Emily Dominique, Kaitlyn Geis, Tori Kittrell and Catrionna Manning.


TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles were awarded the No. 12 seed in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament. Click here for Milford’s tournament bracket.


The schedule for ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 1 Loveland vs. No. 23 Western Brown (Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. at Loveland), No. 6 Anderson vs. No. 13 Hamilton (Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. at Anderson), No. 11 Turpin vs. No. 7 Lakota West (Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. at Lakota West), No. 20 Kings vs. No. 4 Mercy McAuley (Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m. at Mercy McAuley) and No. 31 Withrow vs. No. 9 Sycamore (Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. at Sycamore).


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

Goals: Ali Kirk (7), Madison Chitwood/Beth Cook (5)

Assists: Ali Kirk/Landen Gooley (5), Ellie Redrow (4)

Points: Ali Kirk (19), Beth Cook (12), Madison Chitwood (11)

Saves: Taylor Cassidy (68)


POLL WATCH: The Eagles finished just outside the top-10 in the final Cincinnati Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll. Loveland was named the poll champions, by just a single point over Fairfield. The Tigers earned eight first place votes to six for the Indians. Tenth-place St. Ursula earned the final No. 1 vote. The rest of the final top-five includes Mason, Mount Notre Dame and Mercy McAuley. The ECC is also represented by Anderson in sixth, with Turpin joining Milford among others receiving votes. The final coaches’ poll can be viewed at