SHARONVILLE – Entering its first match of the state water polo tournament against Oakwood, the No. 6-seeded Milford Eagles had redemption on their minds. The Lumberjacks beat the Eagles in the Milford Invite during the regular season.
The result didn’t turn out as planned, and it dropped the team lower than it started. However, the Eagles regrouped and finished strong.
Milford came back and won its next three games against Sylvania, Princeton and Sycamore.
“They came into Saturday and, despite everything that happened, played some of the best water polo I’ve seen them play,” coach Kevin Metzger said. “The intensity was there. They adapted to what happened the day before. I couldn’t ask for a better ending to the tournament.”
The Eagles finished in ninth place.
Milford loses six seniors for next season including captains Max Woodson and Grant Noll as well as Josh Weaver.