Girls Soccer v Loveland

Posted on: September 7, 2021
Crowded Box

Crowded In The Box vs Loveland!

The Spartan Girls Soccer team opened ECC play with high aspirations Tuesday night versus the Loveland Tigers.  Loveland is currently ranked #3 in the SW Ohio coaches poll and represents a hurdle the Spartans must overcome to compete for the conference championship this season. 
For the first 50 minutes, Turpin (0-4-0 overall, 0-1-0 ECC) showed they can play with the best of the best, carrying a 0-0 tie into halftime.  Loveland broke the scoreless tie in the 64th minute, punching a header past Spartan keeper Mallory Harsha off a corner kick for the 1-0 lead.  Harsha played tough all game long, turning aside 7 shots on the evening.  In the closing minutes Loveland was able to sneak another shot into the net, this time when the ball was pin-balling around in front of the goal.  
Overall, the defense played very sound on the match and should be able to carry this excellent effort forward into ECC play.  Likewise the offense did a nice job in the middle of the field, controlling many possessions.  The Loveland defense did limit the Spartans to 1 shot on goal, a late game blast from the freshman Avery Ackel.  Despite the defeat, the film review shows improvement in all areas of play and the Spartans remain a resilient and gritty squad.  Their metal will be tested again on Tuesday evening as their cross-township rivals, the team from Forest Road, come to Spartan Stadium for a 7 PM matchup.
Unofficial Stats
Shots: Ackel-1 
Saves: Harsha - 7
Tackles Won: Riley-4, Ackel-3, Henning-3, Wilson-3, Aman-2, Heis-2, L Johnson-2, Klimkowski-2, McCosh-2, Sirotak-2, Sheffer-1