Coffman wins fourth district title in row
Since coach Marc D'Auteuil took over the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer program in 2009, the Shamrocks have been perfect in Division I district finals.
Coffman earned the program's fourth consecutive district title and 10th overall with a 4-1 win over Olentangy Orange on Oct. 27 at Canal Winchester.
"It's certainly something that we're proud of, but it's safe to say that it's just a step in our goal process," D'Auteuil said.
The Shamrocks are 15-0-4 and play Pickerington North in a regional semifinal Thursday, Nov. 1, at Dublin Jerome.
The winner plays Jerome or Hilliard Davidson in a regional final at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
Coffman defeated Davidson 2-0 on Aug. 28 and tied Jerome at 0 on Oct. 6. Last season, Coffman lost to Jerome 1-0 in a regional final.
The regional champion plays Mason, Centerville, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy or Cincinnati Seton in a state semifinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The state final is 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Crew Stadium.
"We play a pretty demanding schedule and we play it for the reason to prepare us for the (postseason) and I like the way we're playing," D'Auteuil said. "I really like our approach and I really like our attitude when it comes to training and just getting ready for these games."
Against Orange, the Shamrocks scored three goals in the first 12 minutes to take control.
Sam Edwards, Brynn Schlemitz, Amanda Stratton and Bailey Wilson scored.
Coffman earned a spot in the district final with a 4-0 win over Watkins Memorial in a semifinal Oct. 23 at home.
Edwards scored two goals and Griffin Tullis and Jenna Phillips each scored one.