Dublin Villager

Field Hockey

Coffman, Jerome fall in district semifinals

The Dublin Coffman and Dublin Jerome high school field hockey teams both saw their seasons come to an end in a district semifinal.

Seeded sixth, the Shamrocks lost to second-seeded Watterson 1-0 on Oct. 24 at the Park of Roses to finish 10-6. The eighth-seeded Celtics lost to top-seeded Columbus Academy 4-0 on Oct. 23 at Academy to finish 5-10-2.

Leah Delp scored the lone goal for Watterson with 10 minutes remaining in the second half. The Eagles improved to 17-1.

"My defense was so strong, led by Kaitlyn Zaveksy with two defensive saves and Marisa Martin with one defensive save," Shamrocks coach Caren Leslie said. "Other strong defenders were Katie Lemieux and Kate Meeks. ... (Midfielder) Maria Guerrero had the best game of her season. She was so strong and came up with the ball almost every time. But the most important defender was our sophomore goalie, Emily Goliver, with 15 saves. She was simply amazing and the officials and the Watterson coach all commented on her powerful game.

"I am very proud of my team and how they played against the No. 2 team in our league (Central Ohio Field Hockey League). We have a very bright future ahead of us."

Prathibha Srikantan had five saves for Jerome, which didn't generate any shots on goal against Academy. The Vikings improved to 17-0-1.

--Aaron Blankenship