The Dublin Coffman High School field hockey team opened the district tournament with a 3-2 win over Hartley on Oct. 15 at home.

The Dublin Coffman High School field hockey team opened the district tournament with a 3-2 win over Hartley on Oct. 15 at home.

The sixth-seeded Shamrocks were 10-5 before playing in a semifinal at second-seeded Watterson on Oct. 24.

The winner will face third-seeded Thomas Worthington or fifth-seeded Bexley in a final Saturday, Oct. 27, at Jerome. The state tournament is Nov. 2 and 3 at Upper Arlington.

"The girls are so excited to see how far we can go in the tournament," coach Caren Leslie said. "I am so proud of how they have been playing. Our leaders are (senior forward) Lexi Minnick, who has scored several times this season, and (junior midfielder) Kate Meeks, who is the center mid and one of our most dominant players.

"Other leaders are (senior defender) Kaitlyn Zavesky, who has been so strong in the backfield and has worked hard on improving her game, (junior defender) Katie Lemieux and (junior forward) Carly Anson, who have also played huge roles."

Celtics win tourney opener

Jerome opened the district tournament with a 1-0 win over Worthington Kilbourne on Oct. 16 at home.

The eighth-seeded Celtics were 5-9-2 before playing at top-seeded Columbus Academy in a semifinal Oct. 23.

The winner will face fourth-seeded Olentangy Liberty or seventh-seeded Granville in a final Oct. 27 at Jerome.

"We played well (against Kilbourne) but we had many more opportunities to score and just could not put the ball in the cage," coach Colleen Bender said.

Irish fall in district opener

Scioto opened the district tournament with a 6-0 loss at Watterson on Oct. 15 to finish 3-13.

"Watterson is the best team in central Ohio, in my opinion, and we felt good about the way we played against them in the tournament, especially in the first half," coach Jason Perlman said. "We played our best field hockey against the best teams on our schedule this year."

--Aaron Blankenship