Boys Soccer Week Update!

Posted on: October 5, 2020

Boys Varsity Upends Milford 1-0

Turpin’s Varsity Boys Soccer team traveled to Milford for a key conference game on Friday, October 2, and came away with an exciting 1-0 win.

Milford came into the game ranked No. 5 in the most recent Southwest Ohio High School Soccer Coaches Association poll, with three of the leading goal scorers in the ECC, so the Spartans knew coming in it would be a challenging matchup.  The Spartans thus started quickly, earning an early corner and pressing the Eagles’ defense in the opening moments. But as the teams settled in, Milford started creating chances, challenging the defense with crosses and shots that threatened, but did not change the score. 

With four minutes left in the first half and against the run of play, the Spartans scored a beautiful team goal to take the lead. Senior midfielder Jack Cnota sent a perfectly weighted through ball down the right side that was quickly tracked down by freshman forward Kyle Suter.  Suter calmly one-touched a perfect pass into the box, right into the path of the onrushing senior Andrew Prewitt, who also needed only one touch to send it into the net. It was Prewitt’s second goal in two nights, having scored the previous night against Little Miami, and it gave Turpin a 1-0 lead that it took into the half.

The teams exchanged chances throughout an intense second half, with Milford exerting maximum pressure to try to tie the game. But junior keeper Max Kovall was up to the task, preserving his league-leading fourth clean sheet of the season.  Kovall recorded an incredible 12 saves on the night, every one critical to preserve a key conference win for the Spartans.  

Turpin moves to 7-3 on the season, 5-1 in the ECC. The Spartans next travel to league leader Walnut Hills on Monday, October 5.

Boys Varsity Tops Little Miami 1-0 On Second Half Prewitt Goal 

Turpin’s Varsity Boys Soccer team hosted new ECC foe Little Miami on Thursday, October 1, and came away with a 1-0 victory thanks to a second-half goal from senior Andrew Prewitt.

The game started slowly, with the teams exchanging possession through the midfield and without either team creating a good scoring chance. As the first half wore on, the visitors had the better of possession, but to no avail as the Spartan defense held firm. The first half ended with the score tied 0-0.

The Spartans then found their footing in the second half, dominating possession and asserting their attack. With 23 minutes to go, the ball found its way to senior outside back Jacob Towne. Towne dribbled up the right sideline and threaded a pass through traffic to Prewitt on the edge of the box. Prewitt used some nifty footwork to evade three different Panther defenders in heavy traffic and slotted home a tremendous left-footed shot past the keeper to give Turpin a 1-0 lead.  Little Miami pressed hard for the equalizer, but the Turpin defense and junior keeper Max Kovall kept a clean sheet and delivered a valuable conference win.

Turpin moves to 6-3 on the season. The Spartans have a quick turn for their next game, at Milford on Friday, October 2.