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Eagles defeat Loveland in shortend game

posted Sep 29, 2012, 3:01 PM by Eric Rothwell
On Wednesday night, the Eagles got a huge win in their hunt for the ECC crown.  The Eagles went to Loveland knowing that it would be very tough test against the talent loaded Tigers.   While the game was shortened due to weather at halftime, the Eagles executed their game plan very well.  

As the game started, Walnut was happy letting Loveland have possession of the ball as long as the didn't penetrate. The tigers switched the field play with ease, but couldn't find a way through.  Senior Charlie Hatch (pictured left) had the task of marking Johnny Williams,  the Tigers leading scorer out of the game, and he did a great job!   Walnut almost got on the board first when Brown's free kick from 25 yards was just tipped over the bar.  With about 18 minutes left in the first half, Loveland finally broke down the Walnut Defense with a beautiful team goal and perfect cross that was put on their striker's head.    Loveland would have another great chance minutes later, that was hit directly at sophomore goalkeeper Wiedmann.   

As the half progressed Walnut came into the game somewhat, mostly lead by senior Sebastian Ganz (pictured right).   Ganz continually shut down the play on his side and beat several Loveland defenders to set up the tying free kick goal and his cross for the winning goal.    Senior Adam Brown would tie the game with about 10 minutes left in the first half off a beauty of a free kick from 40 yards out.  The winning goal game when Ganz weaved down the flank and sent a low driven cross to sophomore Bundschuh, who calmly turned and buried it from 18 yards out.    The score of 2-1 would hold final.  While Loveland had almost all the possession, the scoring chances were equal between teams with 4 a piece.  

You hate to see a game be unfinished especially such an emotional charged game, but you'll take the good fortune as it comes to you.  The Eagles are now 4-0 in the conference (8-2-2 overall) and have two crucial games vs Milford and Turpin wedged around state power Beavercreek to decide the league.    The final four games will be good preparation as for the state tournament.  Seeding happens next Sunday!  

JV Eagles had their first set back at Loveland with 2-0 loss.  The JV Eagles, never really got going until it was too late.  They fall to a record of 10-1-1.  
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