Boys Varsity Romps in Tourney Opener, Defeating Little Miami 5-1

Posted on: October 20, 2020
Little Miami Soccer

Turpin’s Varsity Boys Soccer opened OHSAA Tournament play on Monday night with an impressive 5-1 victory over Little Miami. 


The Spartans looked good from the jump, creating chances and generating pressure on the Panther defense. The scoring opened with 22 minutes left to go in the first half, when senior Andrew Prewitt fired a corner kick toward the near post, where junior Noah Puttman was well-positioned to head the ball into the net for a 1-0 lead. Then with 17 minutes left, senior Jack Cnota saw the Little Miami keeper away from goal, and took advantage with a long, high-arcing shot from 35 yards over the keeper’s head and into the net to double Turpin’s lead. The scoring continued when junior Nathan Hart found himself in the right place at the right time, rocketing a low shot into the right netting off a fumble by the Little Miami keeper in the box – 3-0 Turpin.  Then with just under four minutes left, senior Jacob Towne fed senior Johannes Schwarz for a breakaway, and Schwarz fired home a goal to give the Spartans a 4-0 lead that they took into halftime.


The second half saw Turpin maintaining control.  Little Miami did slip in a goal on the wet turf with 14 minutes to go, but freshman Hayden Jump clawed that goal right back just seconds later off a feed from Schwarz, restoring Turpin’s four-goal lead.  Turpin saw out the remaining minutes for a convincing 5-1 victory to open the tournament.


The Spartans continue tournament play on Thursday, October 22 at home against Colerain.