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By Sam Smith

Loveland Womens 2016 Soccer season ended on Saturday November 6 after losing to Springboro 3-2. Loveland was named district champions, and made it to in OSHAA’s final 8 after winning over St. Ursula on November 1. The team claims to have hoped to reach state, as they had last year. Loveland held to 19 wins, 1 tie and 0 losses entering the Springboro game at Lakota East High School.

 

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Loveland huddles before the game

In the first quarter, Brice Grieshop scored the first goal of the game for Loveland. With 16 minutes left in the second quarter, Brooke Harden scored Loveland’s second goal through a front-flip throw-in. By halftime, Loveland would lead 2-0 against Springboro.

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Before a throw-in

 

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Brooke Harden collides with Springboro player

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Goalie Lauren Parker and Loveland braces for a corner kick

 

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After halftime, Springboro began to gain, obtaining 2 goals in the third quarter. They ultimately scored 3 goals, besting Loveland’s 2.

 

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Although Loveland was not a state contender, they still were named one of the top 8 girls soccer teams in Ohio.

 

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The end of the 2016 Loveland Womens Soccer season

 

[quote_center]Hear post-season thoughts from the players and coach here.[/quote_center]


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Sam Smith works at Loveland Magazine as a writer, photographer, and videographer. He is a filmmaker, animator, cinematographer, and photographer studying in Film/TV at New York University Tisch School of The Arts. Smith graduated from Loveland High School in 2018. His photo/journalistic book Abandoned Cincinnati is slated for publication this fall.

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