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Water Polo Squads Host Sycamore On Tuesday Night

Posted on: October 1, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE: With the regular season winding down, the Milford High School water polo program will be back at home on Tuesday night when it hosts Sycamore High School for a doubleheader of varsity action. The boys squad is coming off a successful stretch that has seen the Eagles win three of their last six matches to carry an 8-18 mark into this week. The girls team played just once last week and starts this week at 4-16-1 for the year. Later this week, the annual Milford Invitational for both squads will descend on the MHS Natatorium for a weekend long event.


THE BOYS REPORT: Princeton Invitational Recap: The Eagles posted a 2-3 record at the Princeton Invitational, scoring wins over Kilbourne and New Albany, with the former victory coming in an overtime shootout. Milford dropped its first two invite match-ups by scores of 10-6 to Princeton and 18-8 to Upper Arlington. Against Kilbourne, the five-man Milford senior class came up big in the shootout, helping the Eagles to a 9-8 victory. The Eagles split their final two games, losing to St. Xavier, 9-8 before bouncing back to down New Albany 12-7.


Sept. 26 at Princeton: Milford scored another dramatic win, this time putting a damper on Princeton’s Senior Night with a 10-9 overtime victory. Trailing with just a minute left in the fourth quarter, Branham Leavens scored the tying goal after the Eagles rushed their goalie to try to gain an advantage. Matt Schnelle led the offense with four goals, while Jan Rae Chavez and Tyler Blimline paced the defense.


THE GIRLS REPORT: Sept. 26 at Princeton: The Eagles dropped a contest at Princeton by a 10-4 score. Standouts in the setback included Ellen Victory on offense and Megan Krieger, Jill Krieger and Stephanie Karan on defense.


POLL TALK: In the latest Ohio High School Water Polo rankings, the boys team is ranked ninth in Ohio, while the girls are ranked 10th. 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.