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Girls Water Polo Team Headed To State Championships Beginning Friday

Posted on: October 19, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: The 2017 Ohio State Girls Water Polo Championships will take place on Oct. 20-21 at Princeton High School. A total of 11 squads will be vying for the title of 2017 State Champion. Milford has earned the No. 9 seed after finishing the regular season with a 5-20-1 record. The seeds for the tournament in order are: Napoleon, Upper Arlington, Cincinnati Mavericks, Sycamore, Worthington, Mason, Columbus Hawks, Princeton, Milford, Kilbourne and Sylvania. Click here for the full tournament schedule and brackets.

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 3 vs. Sycamore: The Eagles dropped their Senior Night match-up to Sycamore by a 9-5 score. Ellen Victory scored three goals to lead the way, while Stephanie Karan tacked on a pair of scores. The defense was keyed by four steals each by Megan Krieger and Acacia Spencer, while goalie Carley Mills had five steals and three blocks.

 

Milford Invite vs. Worthington: Milford opened action in its home invitational with a 13-4 loss to Worthington. Stephanie Karan had two goals to pace the offensive attack, while Acacia Spencer and Lindsay Scheffer tallied a pair of steals apiece.

 

Milford Invite vs. Princeton: In spite of four goals from Ellen Victory, the Eagles dropped a nail-biting 7-6 decision to Princeton. Natalie Kunes and Carley Mills split time in goal and finished with four blocks and four steals, respectively, while Halle Fontaine tacked on a pair of steals.

 

Milford Invite vs. Kilbourne: The Eagles earned a big team win with a 6-3 win over Kilbourne. Five different players scored goals for Milford, led by Stephanie Karan with two. Other goals scorers included Halle Fontaine, Jill Krieger, Acacia Spencer and Ellen Victory. On defense, goalie Carley Mills had six steals and three blocks, while Jill and Megan Krieger each picked up four steals.

 

Milford Invite vs. Sycamore: The Eagles closed Milford Invitational play with a 12-0 loss to Sycamore. Acacia Spencer had three steals on defense, while goalie Carley Mills had five steals and a block.

 

POLL TALK: In the final Ohio High School Water Polo rankings, both Milford squads were ranked ninth in the state, thus earning the No. 9 seed in the state tournament. The rankings are computed with a unique formula where teams earn two points for a winning record in a series against any Ohio team. If the series is tied, each team will earn one point. A team will earn zero points for a losing record in a series. The number of points is divided by the number of series played for an overall score. Games against non-Ohio teams do not count in the rankings but are reported in the overall record.