by Leslie Papa
The Loveland Men’s Varsity Soccer team took on the Rockets of Glen Este and walked away with a 4-1 victory on August 29. The successful evening was a total team effort. Ryan Melink scored the first goal for the Tigers getting around Glen Este’s keeper for the goal. Nate Johnston had a great night on offense including an assist and drawing out the defensive player of Glen Este to allow a goal by our own Ethan Conte. Another assist by Johnston gave the goal to Collin Melink. The strong defense of the Tigers was led by Alex Dzigiel and Matt Noland in goal. Up next for the team, Fairfield at Fairfield High School on Tuesday.
The team traveled to Fairfield on September 3 and went home with a victory. The Tigers defeated the Indians 2-1. Forward Matt Vogt scored the first goal for Loveland after a team effort starting with Connor Wagner, then to Ryan Melynk and finally to Matt for the score. Defensive player Brad Faust and goalie Kyle Jarc helped to hold Fairfield to 1 goal. The Tigers fianl goal was scored by Jared Witt with just 8 minutes left in the game. The soccer team now has a 10 day break before going up against Anderson.