Lady Tigers scored early and defeated Milford 3-0 Tuesday night

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (September 9, 2020) – The Lady Tigers jumped out to a quick two-goal lead and defeated the visiting Milford Eagles 3-0 Tuesday night.

Tigers celebrate afterr scoring in the 3rd minute to take a 1-0 lead over Milford Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Chuck Gibson)

The Tiger goal scoring came from Senior Ryann Eversole, Sophomore Brook Hatfield, and Senior Shraya Smolenski to gain the win in a dominant performance on the home pitch. Loveland scored quickly jumping out to the 1-0 lead with a goal in just the third minute of play with 37:22 remaining in the first half. . The second goal followed just as quickly coming just 2:33 later in only the sixth minute of play with 34:49 still to play in the half. 

Lauren Donovan takes a corner kick for the Tigers during first-half action Tuesday, September 8, versus Milford (Chuck Gibson)

The Tigers completely dominated possession and field position spending most of the early minutes on the attack in the Milford end. The Eagles struggled to get the ball clear and across midfield.

 After taking the two-goal lead early, the Loveland defense finally faced an Eagle attack. Tiger keeper Eva Dudeck made two outstanding saves back-to-back after Milford sent a crossing pass from her right side creating a good scoring chance.

Loveland keeper Eva Dudeck concentrates as Milford builds an attack from her right side (Chuck Gibson)

Dudeck fended off the first shot, and somehow managed to cover the second rebound shot keeping the Eagles from scoring. It would have made it 2-1 at the time. Following a flurry of offense from the Eagles, the Tigers returned to their dominating ways possessing the ball and attacking in the Milford end getting several shots. What turned out to be the final Loveland goal came in the 25th minute of play with still 15:46 remaining in the half giving the Tigers a three-goal lead they would never relinquish.

Milford did mount an offensive attack late in the half creating a scoring chance, but Tiger keeper Eva Dudeck was again up to the task making her third save of the match. 

An Eagles player waits for the ball to come down in first half action against Loveland Tuesday, September 8, (Chuck Gibson)

They went to halftime with Loveland leading 3-0 over the visitors from Milford. Neither team penetrated the goal in second half play with the game ending 3-0 in favor of the host Tigers.

The win keeps the Tigers undefeated for the season at 4-0-0 overall. They sit atop the Eastern Cincinnati Conference at 2-0-0. They’ll play host to a tough Sycamore squad at 5 p.m. this Saturday, September 12.

NOTE: The Loveland Tigers reserve girls soccer team defeated Milford Eagles reserve squad by a score of 2-0 prior to the varsity match at Loveland Tuesday evening.

Shraya Smolenski of Loveland battles an Eagle player for the ball during soccer action Tuesday, September 8, (Chuck Gibson)

Scoreboard shows Tigers lead 3-0 with 15:46 in the half, same at halftime, same at 0:00 at end of game. (Chuck Gibson)

OTHER ECC GIRLS SOCCER FROM TUESDAY: Little Miami defeated West Clermont 2-1, Kings crushed Winton Woods 8-0, and Turpin and Anderson dueled to a 0-0 tie.


Boys Soccer: The Tigers travel to Milford Thursday, September 10, for a 7 p.m. varsity match.

 Girls Volleyball  lost at Turpin Tuesday and will host Lebanon today: matches start @ 6:30 p.m.

Boys Golf: NO result reported from Tuesday match versus Anderson

Girls Golf: Lady Tigers on the links Wednesday, September 9, teeing it up against Lebanon at Harmon G.C.

Girls Tennis: The Loveland Lady Tigers tennis team takes to the home court hosting Mason H.S. Wednesday, September 8

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