The seasons for the Dublin Jerome and Dublin Coffman high school girls soccer teams ended in Division I district finals last Saturday.

The seasons for the Dublin Jerome and Dublin Coffman high school girls soccer teams ended in Division I district finals last Saturday.

The seventh-seeded Celtics lost to No. 4 Watterson 2-0 at Bexley to finish 12-6.

The fifth-seeded Shamrocks lost to No. 1 UA 2-1 in double overtime to finish 10-3-4.

"It was disappointing," Jerome senior Kellen Shields said. "I think we were all expecting to come out with a victory. We thought we would get revenge after losing to them (2-0 on Sept. 11). We just didn't come out how we needed to play. They won the game, and we didn't."

After opening the OCC-Cardinal Division schedule with a 2-0 loss to Westerville North on Aug. 26, the Celtics went on to finish 6-1 in the league and earn their third consecutive OCC title. Jerome finished ahead of North (3-1-3), Westerville Central (4-3), Westerville South (3-2-2), Scioto (2-2-3), Marysville (2-3-2), Olentangy Liberty (1-4-2) and Olentangy (0-5-2).

Shields led a group of eight seniors. She was the Player of the Year in the OCC-Cardinal and was second on the team in scoring with 11 goals and 11 assists.

"It kind of caught me off guard when (coach Annie Murphy Gage) told the team that I was OCC Player of the Year," Shields said. "I've worked hard since I was a freshman. I guess it paid off."

Senior Morgan Herbert led the team in scoring with 22 goals and six assists. Freshman goalie Megan O'Donnell made 74 saves and had seven shutouts.

Herbert and senior Shannon Latsko also were first-team all-OCC. Senior Kelly Brothers, junior Olivia Warzycha and sophomore Carli Pimm made the second team and senior Alyssa Gervalis received honorable mention.

Shields and Herbert were first-team all-district and Latsko was third-team all-district. Senior Ellie Drake was the team's scholar athlete.

Murphy Gage shared Coach of the Year in the league with Scioto's Chris Adams.

•The Shamrocks failed to win a district title for a second consecutive season after winning seven consecutive district titles from 2000-06.

Amber Kern scored late in the first half to tie the game at 1 and eventually send it into overtime. Gena Inbusch scored the winner with 9:58 remaining in the second overtime as the Golden Bears improved to 17-1-1.

"I just told my kids that I'd be a lot happier if we'd won, but I couldn't be more proud of them," coach Michael Walker said. "We took the wind for the first overtime, but unfortunately they did a good job of hemming us in, and we were tired. One of my goals as a coach is not to underachieve, and to be here playing like this against the No. 1 team in the district says a lot."

The Shamrocks defeated 12th-seeded Westerville Central 2-0 in a district semifinal Oct. 21. Kern and Allie Schlemitz scored and Katherine Carey had a save.

At a glance


•Record: 12-6 overall, 6-1 (first) in OCC-Cardinal

•Seniors lost: Kelly Brothers, Ellie Drake, Alyssa Gervalis, Emily Hagan, Morgan Herbert, Shannon Latsko, Kellen Shields and Ally Stein

•Key returnees: Megan O'Donnell, Carli Pimm and Olivia Warzycha