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Postseason Begins Tuesday For Girls Volleyball

Posted on: October 17, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE:  Ending the regular season with two conference wins, the Milford girls volleyball team now turns their attention to the postseason.  The Eagles’ volleyball squad has been seeded No. 23 and will open sectional play at Lakota East High School, as they look to make a run in the OHSAA Tournament which begins this week.  The Eagles end the regular season 7-15 overall, and with a 5-9 conference record.


A LOOK BACK:  Milford opened the week with a home game Tues., 10/11 against the ECC’s Kings.  The Kings game served as senior night, as the Eagles celebrated Suzy Bullock at her last game on the home court.  The Eagles were also looking to even the series with Kings, to whom they lost a heartbreaking five set contest earlier in the season.  Milford came out fighting, winning the first two 25-20, 25-9.  And, though the Knights won the third set 14-25, the Eagles rallied to win the fourth and the match, 27-25.   

Milford headed to Withrow on Thurs., 10/13, looking to end the regular season with another conference win.  As in the previous meeting this year, the Lady Eagles dispatched the Tigers in straight sets, this time with games of 25-13, 25-4, 25-3. 


THE WEEK AHEAD - POSTSEASON SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT:  The OHSAA Sectional Tournament will take place October 17th through October 22nd.  The volleyball Eagles will open tournament play against a familiar foe as they will battle ECC rival Kings on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Lakota East High School. Milford is seeded No. 23 for the tournament and will be facing the Knights (No. 17) for the second time in seven days when the first serve goes in the air.  In their first meeting in September, Kings narrowly defeated Milford in five sets; 22-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-12, 15-11.  However, the Eagles took the win last week on senior night, evening the season series with a win in four; 25-20, 25-9, 14-25, 27-25.  Click here to see Milford’s volleyball tournament draw.


INSIDE THE ECC:  The race for the league championship was a close one, but Turpin prevailed with a conference record of 13-1, and 20-2 overall.  Loveland followed at 12-2, and Anderson finished at 11-3.  Kings, 7-7, ended the year in fourth, and Milford rallied at the end of the year for a fifth-place finish at 5-9 (7-15 overall).  Walnut Hills and Glen Este ended the season 4-10.   

Milford leaders in the EEC top 10:

Serves:  Lisa Sullivan (3)

Assists:  Abby Thierauf (8), Abby Soutter (10)

Digs:  Sullivan (5)

Blocks:  Erica Sharp (5)


POLL WATCH:  Ursuline Academy will end the year with the most first place votes (9), in the final week of the Cincinnati Enquirer area coaches’ poll.  Mason ended the season second, followed by St. Ursula.  The ECC’s Turpin closed the regular season in fourth, with Mercy in fifth.  ECC member Loveland moved back to tenth in the final week.  Anderson, who fell out of the top ten, received fourteen votes; no other ECC programs, including Milford, received votes in the final poll.