by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – It was a wonderful week in the sports world for the Loveland Tigers as the Loveland High School sports programs grabbed several huge victories as well as some prestigious individual awards! If you missed any of the exciting competitions last week don’t worry Loveland Magazine has you covered in this week’s Loveland Sports 411 With Cassie Mattia!

The Loveland Tiger Girls Soccer Team collected both a win at Fairfield and a loss at Lakota West last week. Tuesday the Tigers lost 2 to 1 to Lakota West and Thursday won 4 to 0 against Fairfield. Last week, the girls’ soccer team was given the honor of having multiple players selected to the 2019 All Enquirer Cincinnati, NKY preseason girls soccer team. Selected to the Ohio Division 1 First Team was Kaitlyn Andrews and Maria Bashardoust while Claire Massey was selected to the Second Team and Abby Pawliskowski was Honorable Mention. Head Coach, Todd Kelly has seen a lot of success over the past 22 years he’s coached the Tigers, collecting over 250 wins, and a D-1 state title in 2017. The Loveland Girls Soccer Team also landed the number 2 spot in the first Southwest Ohio High School Soccer Coaches Association poll of the 2019 season, which was released on Friday, Aug. 23. The Girls Soccer team will be back in action at Anderson on Tuesday, August 27th at 7 PM. Below is one of the tweets sent out at the Fairfield game last Thursday!

The Boys Soccer Team is also making quite a name for themselves as they were ranked number 9 in the 2019 Southwest Ohio High School Soccer Coaches Association poll! The Tigers played Lakota East Tuesday where they battled hard until the very end but unfortunately, lost 2 to 1. The Boys Soccer Team bounced back on Thursday scoring a win against Fairfield 4 to 1. Loveland’s Emmett Webb is the number 6th offensive player in the ECC while Dylan Schwinn is ranked number 2 on the defensive side in the ECC. The Boys play again Tuesday, August 27th at home against La Salle at 7 PM.

The Girls Volleyball Team had quite the week last week placing two big wins under their belt! The Tigers beat McNicholas on Tuesday winning all 3 games, 25-19, 25-16, 25-19, then beat Sycamore on Thursday at home, 25-10, 25-22, and 25-11. The Tigers are now 3-0 and are really getting recognized citywide for their performance. Maya Jepson holds the 11th spot in the ECC for attacks and 4th spot for serves while Abbie Miller holds the 4th position in the ECC for assists and Clara Planner holds the 3rd spot and Diana Clark the 5th spot for Digs. Clark and Planner are also in the top 6 in ECC for Passing. Jillian Hayes, who Loveland Magazine recently featured in our 1-on-1 interview series, had an excellent week last week not only landing herself the number one spot in the ECC for blocks but also awarded ECC Athlete of the Week.

The Loveland Girls Volleyball Team will be playing Anderson Tuesday, August 27th at the Tigers home gym at 6:30 PM!

The Girls Golf Team faced Anderson Monday and won 204 to 189. Tuesday the Tigers were captured on twitter getting read to swing away against Kings!

Loveland Tiger Senior, Allison Rountree pictured below, is currently ranked 11th in the ECC for her golf statistics!

The Girls will tee off at Eagles Nest today at 4 PM against Milford.

The Boys Golf Team battled hard against Anderson on Wednesday, winning 154 to 157. Thursday the Tigers were matched up against Kings and added another win onto their record, 161 to 162. The Boys Golf Team is now 2-0 in the ECC!

The Loveland Girls and Boys Cross Country teams took Moeller by storm in the Moeller Prime Time Invitational on Friday. The Varsity girls ran a great race placing 2nd out of 18 teams! The Girls Cross Country team went 11-15-21-24-25-26-42 for a total of 96 points. Junior Ansley Richards, who currently has the 2nd best 5k time in the ECC, finished first for the Tigers with a time of 20:04. Next to cross the finish line was junior Ellie Carr (20:28), sophomore Sarah Madix (20:48), and sophomore Bella Dillhoff (20:46). Freshman Aly Colegate finished next for Loveland with a time of 20:58 and sophomore Audrey O’Keefe rounded off the top 7 with a time of 20:59. 

The Boys Varsity Cross Country Team had an incredible race at the Moeller Prime Time Invitational placing 6th out of 16 teams with several of the Tigers running their best 5k times! The boys’ team went 8-27-32-49-50-61-75 for a total of 166 points. Tigers sophomore Ryan Chevalier had the top time for the Tigers running a 16:47! Crossing the finish line next was senior Kyle Griffin (17:29), sophomore Sam Neiger (17:36), and senior Alex Ditchen (18:03). Junior Ajay Stutz (18:04) and senior Sam Dippold (18:19) were among the top 7 Tiger finishers. Pictured below, sophomore Ryan Chevalier placed 8th out of 220 racers. Chevalier currently has the number 1 5k time in the ECC. 

 

The Loveland Girls Tennis Team remains undefeated collecting a total of 4 wins last week! Monday the girls played the Sycamore B Team at Sycamore and won 3 to 2 and Wednesday they traveled to Wilmington beating them 4 to 1. Thursday the Tigers played at Kings and won 5 to 0 then rounded off the week at Hamilton winning 5 to 0. The Girls Tennis team remains number 1 in the ECC and several of the girls are ranked at the top in the ECC with their individual statistics! Anna Svitkovich is ranked number 1 in the ECC for First Singles while Tess Broermann and Alex Hytree are ranked number 2 and 3 in the ECC for Second Singles. Sarah McKenzie and Grace Haught are also ranked in the ECC grabbing the number 1 and 2 spots for Third Singles. The Tigers intend to keep their winning streak alive as they face Milford on Tuesday at 4 PM.

This completes the August 19th through 25th Loveland Sports 411! Please feel free to drop us an email (cassiemattia@lovelandmagazine.com), a message on FB or on Twitter if you have Loveland sports results, photos or videos you want to share with us! Don’t forget to root on your Loveland Tigers Football Team Friday at Sycamore at 7 PM! Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Loveland Sports 411 With Cassie Mattia!



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