Milford is enjoying the most successful beginning of Clermont County’s high school varsity boys soccer teams. The Eagles opened with two victories over highly regarded teams, Indian Hill and Turpin.
“We graduated six seniors from last year’s team. This team has several returning starters and returning seniors,” said head coach Brian Croston, who is leading the Red and White for the first time. He replaces Mark Trout who is the full-time athletic director at Milford High School. Last year Trout’s squad was Division I district champions with an overall record of 16-2-3 and he believes the program has been turned over to excellent hands.
Croston has some very talented charges to help set the pace for the Eagles. The offensive standouts are senior center midfielder Matt Telting, junior center midfielder Tim Brady, and senior forward Ryan Wuest. Each of the trio already has scored a goal this season.
The defense has allowed just one goal in 160 minutes of competition. Croston noted his defensive standouts as being senior defenders Chris Curry, Shawn Ford and Payton Chitwood and sophomore defender Danny Heberer. Veteran senior Ryan Vonderbrink is back at his goalkeeping position.
“We’re working on having a cohesive defensive unit and we’re working on making a solid transition from offense to defense,” said Croston. “This team has mature, hard workers who have a great attitude.”
Milford 4 Indian Hill 1
Eagle goals: Telting 2, Brady, and Wuest.
Glen Este 7 Goshen 1
Trojan goals: Jones 3, Garcia, Shawn Glins, Zach Ross, and Kyle Gordon.
Warrior goal: Christian Cox.
Milford 1 Turpin 0
Eagle goal: Bayerl.
Goalkeeper Vonderbrink made two saves.
Glen Este 7 Western Brown 2
Trojan goals: Jake Jones 4, Walter Garcia 2, and Corey Dunn.
Amelia 2 Glen Este 1
Baron goals: Chris Banner and Tyler Smith.
Trojan goal: Ross.
Norwood 1 Glen Este 0
The Trojans made seven shots at the goal.
Batavia 3 Georgetown 0
Bulldog goals: Jordan Larrison 3. Goalkeeper Graham Foreman made six saves.
Batavia 5 Amelia 0
Bulldog goals: Jared Burkhart 2, Larrison 2, and Jason Strine. Goalkeeper Foreman made six saves.
Batavia 7 Blanchester 0
Bulldog goals: Larrison 2, Burkhart, Jacob Nelson, Foreman, Larry Smith, and Kyle Parker. Goalkeepers Foreman and Strine equally shared six saves.
New Richmond 4 Withrow 2
Lion goals: Matt Kilgore 2, Bill Loyd, and Joel Wickham.
Bethel-Tate 2 Western Brown
Tiger goals: Wade Foley 2.
Bethel-Tate 8 Goshen 0
Tiger goals: Foley 3, Justin Marshall 2, Cory Kamphaus, Danny Poe, and Billy Sipos. Goalkeepers, the Poe brothers, Danny and Kevin, recorded the shutout.
Little Miami 8 Goshen 0
The Warriors made one shot at the goal.