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Regular Season Rematch Greets Boys Soccer In Second Round Of Tourney On Saturday

Posted on: October 20, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: The Milford High School boys soccer team will look to stay alive in the OHSAA Tournament when it faces Little Miami for the second time this year on Saturday night inside Charity J. Lucas Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The Eagles enter the contest with a 9-4-4 record after a tournament-opening 4-0 win over Harrison on Tuesday night. Milford and Little Miami opened the 2017 season as opponents on the pitch with the Eagles scoring a 3-1 win over the Panthers.

 

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. Little Miami, 7:00 p.m.
    • 2017 Record: 8-7-1, 5-1-0 SWOC (RV Division I area coaches’ final poll)
    • Top Scorer: Senior Brody Kiper (12 G, 10 A, 34 pts.)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Milford 3, Little Miami 1
    • Series History: Milford leads 4-0-0

 

TOURNEY TALK: The Eagles were awarded the No. 9 seed in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament. Click here to see Milford’s sectional bracket.

 

The schedule for remaining ECC teams in the tournament includes: No. 2 Anderson vs. No. 32 Mount Healthy (Oct. 21, Noon at Anderson) and No. 7 Turpin vs. No. 10 Loveland (Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. at Turpin).

 

A LOOK BACK: Oct. 17 vs. Harrison: The Eagles opened the OHSAA Tournament on a high note, knocking off Harrison by a 4-0 score. The match was played at the friendly confines of Milford’s Charity J. Lucas Stadium.

 

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

Goals: Noah Burnett (12), Joey Round & Trey Smith (5)

Assists: Stephen Hobson & Limo Rustom (4), Kyle Boehm, Harrison Eckels & Trey Smith (3)

Points: Noah Burnett (25), Trey Smith (13), Stephen Hobson, Joey Round & Limo Rustom (12)

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles finished 10th in the final Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll of the 2017 season. Moeller was crowned the regular season poll champions, earning 16 of the 18 first place votes that were cast. ECC member Anderson took the other two top votes and finished second with Mason, Fairfield and St. Xavier completing the top-five. Turpin from the ECC was ranked seventh with Loveland and Kings earning births in the others receiving votes section. The final coaches’ poll can be viewed at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.