SouthWest Ohio Tourney Talk

cincysports4

Well-known member
D1
Miamisburg vs Seton @Hamilton HS 7pm
MND vs SUA @Princeton HS 3pm
Centerville vs Loveland @Princeton HS 7pm
Milford vs Springbroo @Lakota West HS 7pm

D2
Tippecanoe vs SCD @Lakota East HS 7pm
Waynesville vs Carroll @Bellbrook HS 7pm
Mercy McAuley vs Monroe @Lakota East HS 3pm

D3
CCD vs Brookville @Miamisburg HS 7pm
Anna vs Grennon @ Springfield HS 7pm
Madeira vs Bethel @Trotwood-Madison HS 3pm
Alter vs Mariemont @Centerville HS 7pm
 

Emichaelkamp

New member
Here is my take on the games...

#6 St. Ursula vs #5 Oak Hills = Oak Hills 2-1
- Is OH at full health? Eager to see how SUA handles the speed and athleticism of the forwards for OH. They didn't handle MND or Seton's well. Will OH clamp down on Wampler their playmaker? Could be lots of goals in this one.
#3 Seton vs #9 Mason = Seton 2-1
- Will Seton's funky defensive style in the back finally haunt them? Not sure it will here.
#1 Milford vs #7 West Clermont = Milford 1-0
- Injuries or not, Milford has to much talent and depth, but WC keeps it close again.
#4 Loveland vs #12 Turpin = Loveland 1-0
- Loveland's style prevails against a Turpin squad who struggles to score.
#2 Mount Notre Dame vs #10 Lakota East = MND 2-1
- East will give MND all they can handle, but MND has the experience and depth to prevail.
#1 Centerville vs #8 Butler= Centerville 4-0
- Centerville cruises.
#2 Springboro vs #6 Northmont = Springboro 1-0
- Northmont plays a good defensive game, Springboro finds 1 and that will be enough.
#4 Beavercreek vs #3 Miamisburg = Miamisburg 2-1
- This one will be fun! Miamisburg with its high powered offense with their 2 forwards. Got to give the slight edge to Miamisburg.

D2
#1 Summit Country Day vs #4 Indian Hill = Summit 2-0.
- Summit has to much here for IH.
#5 Mercy McAuley vs #8 McNicholas = Mercy McAuley 3-1
- Great win by Mcnick, but Mercy McAuley and their strength of schedule prevails here.
#1 Waynesville vs #3 Oakwood = Waynesville 3-0
- Erbach is Erbach.. She gets 2-3 goals here. Waynesville cruises.
#2 Monroe vs #5 Clinton Massie = Monroe 4-1.
- Monroe defeats a not great defensive Clinton Massie team.

D3
#3 Mariemont vs #4 Reading = Mariemont 2-1
- The experience of Mariemont gets them the win here.
#1 Cincinnati Country Day vs #7 Deer Park = CCD 6-0
- CCD cruises against a inferior opponent.
#2 Madeira vs #5 Williamsburg = Madeira 4-0
- Same with this game, Madeira advances with ease.
OH was not unfortunately. Great game though.
 

ELKSONE

#EPND
D1
Miamisburg vs Seton @Hamilton HS 7pm Seton 2-1 in OT
MND vs SUA @Princeton HS 3pm MND 2-1
Centerville vs Loveland @Princeton HS 7pm C'VILLE 2-1
Milford vs Springbroo @Lakota West HS 7pm Milford 1-0
 

cincysports4

Well-known member
D1
Miamisburg vs Seton @Hamilton HS 7pm = 3-2
MND
vs SUA @Princeton HS 3pm = 2-0
Centerville
vs Loveland @Princeton HS 7pm = 1-0
Milford
vs Springboro @Lakota West HS 7pm = 2-0

D2
Tippecanoe vs SCD @Lakota East HS 7pm = 3-0
Waynesville
vs Carroll @Bellbrook HS 7pm = 3-0
Mercy McAuley vs Monroe @Lakota East HS 3pm = 2-1

D3
CCD vs Brookville @Miamisburg HS 7pm = 6-0
Anna
vs Grennon @ Springfield HS 7pm = 7-0
Madeira
vs Bethel @Trotwood-Madison HS 3pm = 4-0
Alter
vs Mariemont @Centerville HS 7pm = 2-1
 

ELKSONE

#EPND
D1 Final Scores
Seton over Miamisburg 4-3
MND over SUA 1-0 Penalty Shots
Loveland over Centerville 3-2
Milford over Springboro 2-1
 

ELKSONE

#EPND
GWOC and GGCL each had 3 teams in the D1 District Finals and the ECC with 2.
2 ECC and 2 GGCL schools left. Could be an all ECC Regional Final.
 
Milford vs WC. 3-2 and 1-0. Milford vs Seton 2-0
Okay, now try comparing the WC vs UA score vs the Seton vs UA scores, and the scores of any other common opponent. Also, WC plays an overly physical borderline bush league style of soccer that is undeserving of advancement.
 
Okay, now try comparing the WC vs UA score vs the Seton vs UA scores, and the scores of any other common opponent. Also, WC plays an overly physical borderline bush league style of soccer that is undeserving of advancement.
And WC is certainly not alone in that respect. At least the remaining GGCL schools, to some extent and certainly more so than the remaining ECC schools, win while trying try to play the beautiful game. Of course that style, while more admirable, is hardly predictive of high school state tourney success at this stage when matched against remaining teams with studs/athletes that, to say it nicely, play more directly (and frequently rely on corner/free kicks and throw ins to score and physicality to neutralize more skilled/talented opponents).
 

cincysports4

Well-known member
Who cares what style you play as long as you win. Loveland might be the most successful program over the last 10 years and their style is very different and most would say it’s ugly to watch but it wins.
 
Who cares what style you play as long as you win. Loveland might be the most successful program over the last 10 years and their style is very different and most would say it’s ugly to watch but it wins.
I care, and I suspect some club coaches may as well :). However, I do agree that winning should trump all else. But that doesn’t mean that the distinction in style of play should not be mentioned in view of these matchups or that the more elegant style of play should not be lauded/celebrated by soccer enthusiasts.
 
Coaches obviously have to work with what they have but, possesion style of soccer that builds out of the back and integrates the midfield shows an attempt to master their craft. Otherwise its a track meet with a ball tossed in. Again, a HS coach can only do so much with the few months they have and 6 per club team rule in Ohio.
 

4Runner

Member
Of course winning is important, but style of play absolutely matters. So much of the high school game is bang ‘em, up knock ‘em down, kick the ball as far as you can type play. Truly playing the game the way it’s meant to be played should be applauded and respected. It should never be about who can play the dirtiest game and unfortunately sometimes in high school soccer that style does give you an edge.
 

cincysports4

Well-known member
I’ll give an example… I think we can all agree that St. Ursula Academy probably plays the “prettiest style” and the “game the right way”.. But what’s come of that the past 10 years?
Sure club coaches and parents maybe like watching “pretty soccer”. But if coaches at that high school don’t have those high level players then they have to work with what they have. Sure some coaches will try to play that style and lose. But losing in high school soccer is not fun for anyone and won’t keep your gig for long term. Winning matters.
 
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