MHS Sports – Week on Sunday, September 9


Milford v. Lake Forest. Photo Taken by Kevin Eickman.

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755 – Andrew Eshelman
777 – Henry Phalen
769 – Trevor Maloney
761 – James Hagen
Orange Cup – Brandon Munce
784 – Wesley Wilkins
750 – Chandler Benson-Reid

Sunday, September 9

Cross Country 
Lake Forest Invitational

Men’s Varsity A 5K:

1 – Gonzaga 63
2 – Newark  65
3 – Sussex Tech 84
4 – Charter 106
5 – Caesar Rodney 119
6 – Milford 127
7 –St. Mark’s 147
8 – Middletown 227
9 – Smyrna 235
10 – Wm Penn 274
11 – AI DuPont 284

Women’s Varsity A 5k:

1 Charter, 59
2 Caesar Rodney 86
3 Milford 94
4 St. Mark’s 106
5 Middletown 127
6 Sussex Tech 139
7 Smyrna 139
8 Newark 165
9 Cape Henlopen 216
10 A.I. duPont 299
11 William Penn 303

Alexis Groce and Henry Phalen scored top 5 finishes in the Varsity A races and Kelsey Cabrera added a No. 6 medal to pace the boys & girls in Saturday’s season opener at the Lake Forest Invitational at Killens Pond. Amy Wilson, Hannah Uebele, Lydia Cole, Kristen Schulze and Taylor Hoey also helped pace the varsity to a third-place trophy; meanwhile, the boys finished a strong sixth overall.

Andrew Eshelman, Trevor Maloney and Josh McCormick each started 2012 with their career-best times, while James Hagen broke into the 17s and Chandler Benson-Reid and Brandon Munce each paced the varsity boys. Freshman Shane Feightner and sophomore Muneer Aziz scored solid runs to lead 14 rookie finishers for the Bucs.

Monday, September 10

Volleyball – Girls Varsity
Woodbridge HS 3, Milford HS 0

Tuesday, September 11

Volleyball – Girls Varsity
Milford HS 0, Lake Forest HS 3

Haylee Scruggs drives the ball down the field against Lake Forest.

Field Hockey – Girls Varsity
Milford HS 1, Lake Forest 2

Part of participating in high school sports is learning. The Milford field hockey team learned a valuable lesson that will hopefully serve them well in the future. Falling to Lake Forest 2-1, the Lady Bucs had nobody to blame but themselves for the defeat. When the game was over, the inconsistency of the effort was a cause for concern.

While dominating penalty corners taken, as well as shots on goal Milford came up short on the scoreboard despite a furious late game come back. The start of the second half found Milford trailing 1-0 thanks to a goal by senior Harbour Boots, in the opening session.

Milford played tentatively throughout most of the contest, enabling Lake to double the score in the second half on a goal by Colby Wyatt, providing Milford with a tough hill to climb. Coach Andrea Fleming felt that Milford was more reactive than proactive during the game and paid a price for it

“We got caught standing around watching the ball for the first fifty minutes of the game,” Fleming said. “The last ten minutes of the game we cut to the ball and attacked the way we wanted to.”

Milford did indeed attack during the final ten minutes of the game. Destiny Sivels scored the lone goal for the Bucs with just under five minutes remaining to give themselves life. Despite a valiant effort, the Lake Forest defense turned back numerous Milford challenges. While disappointed with the lost, Fleming believes the potential for improvement is there.

“If we would have played the entire game like we played the final ten minutes, we would have never been in this position,” commented Fleming. “We have got to play with intensity from the time the clock starts, for a full sixty minutes.”

Milford travels to Dover September 13th, for a 4:00 pm start.


Soccer – Boys Varsity
Indian River HS 3, Milford HS 0

Wednesday, September 12

Cross Country – Boys Varsity
Seaford HS 50, Milford HS 15

Cross Country – Girls Varsity
Seaford HS 50, Milford HS 15

Henry Phalen and Alexis Groce led the way, respectively, as the girls & boys each pulled off 15-50 shutouts of Seaford at Chapel Branch on Wednesday. Muneer Aziz, Mike Szczepanski, Matt Groce, Donique Hughes, Maddy Corporan, Sarah Jump, Molly Fulton and Natalia Hernandez each scored career-best times. Overall, 32 Bucs scored season-best times.

Thursday, September 13

Field Hockey Varsity
Dover HS 1, Milford HS 3

First Half -M Siliciato(Mills) 4:21, Second Half -D Stoops(tierson) 12:56 M Sivels(Scroggs) 9:27 M Sivels(Scroggs) 6:12
Shots -D-15 M 7
Penalty Corners -D 4 M 5
Saves -D Roderick 4 M Yanacek 14

Soccer – Boys Varsity
Milford HS 2, Seaford HS 0

After dropping their opening contest to Indian River 3-0 on Tuesday, the Milford boys’ soccer team desperately needed to avoid starting the season with two losses. Watching the first half of Thursday nights match against visiting Seaford, there was a definite feeling of trepidation as Milford struggled on both sides of the ball.

With constant offensive pressure being supplied by Seaford, the Buccaneers where lucky to end the first period tied 0-0. Milford took advantage of the break to introduce a change in strategy

“We tried a new formation in the first period, it kind of tied up the defense and put us in some serious trouble, we knew that we needed to make changes,” coach Ken Outten said.

Milford looked like a different team as the second half began, applying fierce pressure at every turn. Seaford struggled to maintain the score at level pegging, but it was inevitable that Milford would find a way to score a goal. The breakthrough came in the 18th minute of the second half, as sophomore Brandon Perez received a pass on the right side and found a wide open net.

Coach Outten contributed the goal to Perez being where he was supposed to be during that play. “Brandon plays his position like he is supposed to, because of that the opportunity to score was there.” he said.

The Bucs did not sit on the lead and where rewarded for their efforts, as Andrez Luna scored from the top of the box on a well struck ball in the 29th minute. The goal gave Milford a solid 2-0 advantage, putting an end to any hopes of a Seaford come back. While the Blue Jays knocked on the door a few times, a solid back line plus some outstanding net minding by senior goalie Bret McFarland preserved the shutout.

The victory puts the Milford record at 1-1 for the season. Their next game will be played on Tuesday, September 18th at home versus Caesar Rodney; game time is 7pm.

Saturday, September 15

Volleyball – Girls Varsity
Dover HS 3, Milford HS 0