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Pair Of Match-Ups Await Girls Soccer In Last Week Of Regular Season

Posted on: October 9, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE: With victories in three straight matches, the Milford High School girls soccer team will be out to improve on its 5-5-3 record this week in the last week of the regular season. The Eagles begin the stretch with a Tuesday night trip to Walnut Hills in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference finale, before heading home to Charity J. Lucas Field for a Saturday matinee against Wyoming.

 

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

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Walnut Hills, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2018 Record: 0-11-2, 0-5-0 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ final weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Sophomore Tamar Sella (6 G, 3 A, 15 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Milford 3, Walnut Hills 2
    • Series History: Milford leads 11-2-3
  • Saturday, Oct. 13 vs. Wyoming, Noon
    • 2018 Record: 10-3-1, 5-0-1 CHL (4th Division II area coaches’ final weekly poll)
    • Top Scorer: Junior Lydia Jervier (12 G, 5 A, 29 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: None
    • Series History: First meeting

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 2 vs. Anderson: Milford picked up a key Eastern Cincinnati Conference win, knocking off Anderson by a 2-1 score to improve to 3-1-2 in league play. Senior Ali Kirk scored her team-leading fourth goal of the year, while classmate Madison Chitwood added number three. Junior Tori Kittrell had an assist in the victory.

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles were awarded the No. 12 seed in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament which opens next week. Milford will host No. 28 Edgewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. Click here for Milford’s tournament bracket.

 

The schedule for ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 1 Loveland vs. winner of No. 20 Colerain-No. 23 Western Brown (Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. at Loveland), No. 4 Anderson vs. No. 29 Winton Woods (Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. at Anderson), No. 11 Turpin vs. No. 19 Seton (Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. at Turpin), No. 20 Kings vs. No. 22 West Clermont (Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. at Kings), No. 25 Walnut Hills vs. No. 17 Ursuline (Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. at Ursuline) and No. 31 Withrow vs. winner of No. 9 Sycamore-No. 27 Middletown (Oct. 16 at TBD).

 

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

Goals: Ali Kirk (4), Madison Chitwood/Ali Claus/Catrionna Manning (3)

Assists: Ali Kirk (4), Landen Gooley/Ellie Redrow (3)

Points: Ali Kirk (12), Madison Chitwood/Ali Claus (7)

Saves: Taylor Cassidy (52)

 

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 preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.