The Loveland Tigers Boys Soccer team won easily in their first round sectional game Monday evening at Tiger Stadium in Loveland

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (October 20, 2020)  – The Loveland Tigers completely dominated the Withrow Tigers with a 7-0 scoring outburst for a first-round sectional win in a steady mist of rain Monday night at Loveland High School.

Loveland Tiger boys soccer player takes a corner kick Monday, October 19, in Sectional Tournament play against Withrow at LHS (Chuck Gibson)

After a bit of a slow start, Loveland struck with a four goal barrage late in the first half to take a 4-0 lead into halftime over the outmatched Withrow team. Loveland assistant coach Brett Vancauwenbergh noted the results came from a hard effort.

 “The boys came out hard and things started to get better,” said Vancauwenbergh. “They connected the passes, persistence, and got some goals. We got guys some playing time and it was a good game.”




Loveland scored early in the second half on a penalty kick to go ahead 5-0. They continued to pressure the Withrow defense and goalkeeper possessing the ball in the attacking zone nearly the entire second half. The home Tigers connected on passes and shots scoring two more goals in the half to record the 7-0 shutout victory.

Players are all around the Withrow net as Loveland takes one of many corner kicks (Chuck Gibson)

The win advances the Loveland Tigers into second round sectional play this Thursday night, October 22. They’ll play host to the Mt. Healthy Owls (#32 seed).  What does that game look like for Loveland?

“We just got a come out and play the game and look forward to weeks coming up,” Vancouwenbergh said

Mt. Healthy is winless at 0-15 overall coming into the match with Loveland Thursday night. A win for the Tigers would add to their season win total of 11 and give them a 12-2-3 overall record for the fall.

With a win, Loveland would also advance to the next round of play scheduled for Monday, October 26, at Sycamore H.S.  

Game time at Tiger Stadium in Loveland Thursday is 7 p.m. Watch here on Loveland Beacon for results from the game.


Milford claimed a 3-2  OT win over Lasalle

Turpin defeated Little Miami 5-1

Kings blanked Fairfield  4-0

Walnut Hills crushed Western Hills 12-0

West Clermont was shutout by Talawanda 2-0

Winton Woods fell to Colerain 5-3

Girls Soccer Sectionals are underway tonight, Tuesday, October 20.

Loveland Girls are seeded #2 and enjoy a first-round bye, but will play the winner of Tuesday’s Edgewood vs. West Clermont game. Loveland will host that game Saturday, 10/24.

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