Loveland women’s soccer defeats Fairfield; advances to elite 8

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by Sam Smith

Loveland, OH– On Tuesday October 31st, Loveland High School Varsity women’s soccer defeated Fairfield 2-1, advancing the team in the division 1 Ohio tournament. The team will face Springboro high school– the same team Loveland fell to last year at the same point in the season. Loveland will take on Springboro at Lebanon Junior High on Saturday, 11/4 at 7PM for regional finals.

By the end of halftime at the Halloween game against Fairfield, the score sat deadlocked at 0-0. Early into the second half, Senior Brice Grieshop scored the first goal of the game. Alyson Yeager scored the second goal against fairfield, ending the game 2-1. Loveland will advance into the final 8 in the OHSAA women’s soccer bracket.

Loveland women’s varsity soccer stands for the anthem before their game against Fairfield

“I think we have the same amount of confidence we always have. We know that If we do what we do best we have a great opportunity of winning the game. It’s going to be hard game but we are super excited,” Goalie, Lauren Parker told Loveland Magazine. Parker holds the school record for consecutive shutouts.

Colleen “Jelly” Swift fights Fairfield for the ball

Goalie and senior, Lauren Parker

Springboro holds a record of 16-1-2 win-loss-tie– only slightly below Loveland’s 17-1-0 record. Last year, Springboro overcame a 2-0 deficit in order to beat Loveland 3-2, ending Loveland’s season. Saturday’s game will, in essence, be a rematch of the 2016 regional final.

“Last year was a sad game but this year I think our edge is that we have a work ethic that is unmeasurable. No matter what, everyone is working for each other,” Parker finished.

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Watch this recap of last year’s match with Springboro

Loveland Womens Soccer falls to Springboro [With Video]

 Loveland will take on Springboro at Lebanon Junior High ( on Saturday, 11/4 at 7PM 



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