by Grace Nunn

Loveland, Ohio – Thursday, May 27th the Loveland Tigers fought hard for the regional title against Mason High School, a very even match-up. The game could’ve gone either way, but the women fought hard and won 11-10.

The game started and finished very back and forth. Just a few minutes into the game it was 2-1 Loveland. Then they were tied at 3. Every second of the game counted with Loveland and Mason constantly scoring a goal to tie or one-up the other team.

Watch this highlight video of the Loveland women’s lacrosse team in its game vs Mason 

This proved true all the way to the final 5 minutes of the game with Carly Wilhoite (senior) scoring Loveland’s 10th goal and Mason scoring their 10th goal shortly after.

Josey Storm (senior) shot the team’s winning goal after the team ran the clock down to 2 minutes. These final minutes afterward were extremely frantic with Mason pushing for a goal to tie the game and Loveland trying to run the ball until the time would run out.

With just 12 seconds left, Mason’s goalie launched the ball to her teammates when Elly Steinbrunner (sophomore) jumped in from defense and intercepted the ball. Unfortunately, a time-out was called by Mason’s coach before Elly got the ball, so Mason still had the ball in their possession.

At this point, there were 7 seconds left in the game, but the time was reset back to the 12 seconds before the goalie threw the ball. Loveland and Mason huddled up to devise their strategies for the final seconds of the game. Mason still had a chance to tie the game up.

Mason ran straight to the goal, but unfortunately for them, shot the ball way too far. After being passed the ball, Maggie Nance (senior goalie) held it for the final 3 seconds. Thus, the Loveland Women’s Lacrosse Team beat Mason 11-10, winning regionals and moving on to the semi-finals.

The Tigers will be playing the Dublin Coffman Shamrocks at Mason High School on Wednesday, June 2nd. Dublin beat Upper Arlington 11-9, a major upset for the 10-time state champions.

Dublin Senior Ashleigh Rothe is on the MaxPreps State leaderboard in Goals in 8th position. She is followed by team mates, Seniors Avery Schwab in 9th and Amanda Bailey, 13th). Avery Swab is #4 in assists. Sophia Schwab is #19 on the leaderboard in assists.

MaxPreps rates the Loveland Tigers the #7 team in Ohio and the Dublin Coffman Shamrocks #9.

Ticket info, Final 4 bracket, and the Mason game stats are below these photos by Alex Eicher….

Photos by Alex Eicher.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

  Mason 10   Loveland 11
Mason
OFFENSEGAGBDCCTINT
Katie Bangs (Sr)002100
Megan Carroll (Sr)221000
Elle Cimini (Jr)004001
Sammy Connors (Sr)002210
Kate Cooper (Sr)101110
Peyton Flynn (So)002100
Lyla Glinski (So)322000
Sara Grove (Sr)003000
Jenna Harris (Sr)001000
Julia LaSala (Sr)003000
Ashlyn Lockhart (Jr)002000
Ava Mahoney (So)011000
Livy Ohler (Jr)104400
Lauren Stone (Jr)313001
Josie Young (Jr)000200
Team106311122
DEFENSESV 
Sara Grove (Sr)10 
Team10 
Loveland
OFFENSEGAGBDCCTINT
Katie Beasley (Jr)030100
Allie Despotakis (So)410000
Bella Dillhoff (Jr)002000
Amelia Macura (Fr)002010
Skylar Mosconi (Sr)001010
Maggie Nance (Sr)001000
Alex Nunn (So)001000
Elly Steinbrunner (So)001100
Josey Storm (Sr)104411
Hanna Wenger (Sr)420210
Carly Wilhoite (Sr)220300
Team118121141
DEFENSESV 
Maggie Nance (Sr)15 
Team15 
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