The varsity girls water polo team at Milford High School finished its regular season with a very impressive record of 27-2.
By placing second at the Mason Regional, the E-Gals qualify for this weekend’s state tourney that will also take place at Mason.
“They’ve had an outstanding season,” said coach Gary Tameris who is in his 20th season as the head coach of the E-Gals. The founder of the program, he is Milford and Clermont County’s only head girls high school water polo coach.
"I expected us to have this kind of season. It is a squad that is dominated by talented seniors. Everybody was back from last year's team and it has shown up with our play and on our record."
Gwen Storch, Julilyn Brown, and Sarah Frank were the scoring leaders for the Red and White and Brown, Frank, and Naomi Week led the Clermont countians in the number of assists made.
"The play of our defense has made our offense this year. The intensity of Frank, Week, and Brown, has been leading us."
The top two teams from the Mason Regional Tournament advanced to the state tournament that will also take place at Mason High School this weekend.
"Our seven seniors have been outstanding all year," Tameris said. "Julie, Gwen, Sarah, and Allison (Burtoft) played all four years and did a tremendous job. They were great leaders. All of our seniors did a good job of leading the team. This is the strongest senior group we've ever had.
"We'll be alright in the future, but we'll be retooling next year with us losing a lot of talent and speed," Tameris concluded.
The other Milford 12th graders include Cassy Kupka and Shelby Gamber.
The remainder of the Milford varsity water polo roster consists of: juniors Samantha Glasgow, Emma Frye, Rachel Thompson, Jessie Sinkula, and Tatiana Meeker, sophomores Madison Bowling, Kendall Kehr, Anita Johnson, Julia Prus, Kayla Villano, Marish Hudson, and Aleeyse Utech, and freshman Morgan Litmer.
The assistant coach is Paul Splitt.
The captains of this multi-talented team are Frank and Week.
Four of the E-Gals' outstanding season-long performances earned them all-Ohio status. The quartet consists of Brown, Frank, Storch, and Week.
The scores of the Milford regular season games were Princeton 16-2, Mason 14-5, Worthington Kilbourne 18-5, Upper Arlington 12-10, Upper Arlington 4-22, Thomas Worthington 9-7, Canton Glen Oak 8-4, Worthington Kilbourne 10-4, Mason 14-5, Princeton 22-5, Princeton 14-3, Worthington Kilbourne 15-4, Sycamore 12-6, Thomas Worthington 8-7 (sudden death), Sycamore 15-5, Mason 5-2, Sycamore 9-4, Sylvania 17-2, Upper Arlington 9-11, Mason 13-3, Worthington Kilbourne 10-4, Mason 7-2, Canton Glen Oak 26-18, Princeton 21-6, Worthington Kilbourne 17-3, Thomas Worthington 7-6 (sudden death), Canton Glen Oak 20-8, and Sycamore 11-5.