Coffman girls team gains third straight league title
The Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team clinched its third consecutive OCC-Central Division title by defeating host Olentangy Liberty 1-0 on Oct. 1.
Midfielder Kaeli Tuinstra scored and goalkeeper Morgan Witchey had two saves.
The Shamrocks were 10-1-2 overall and 6-0 in the OCC-Central before playing Upper Arlington in their league finale Oct. 8.
Liberty and Hilliard Davidson were tied for second at 4-1-1 and Marysville was fourth at 3-2-1.
Before playing UA, Coffman had not allowed a goal since a 2-1 win over Marysville on Sept. 3 and had 10 shutouts.
The Shamrocks close the regular season Thursday, Oct. 10, at Jerome before preparing for the Division I district tournament. Coffman, which is the top seed, opens the tournament Oct. 17 with a second-round game against 40th-seeded Westland.
Last season, Coffman and Jerome played to a scoreless tie.
Jerome girls eye league title
The Jerome girls team was hoping to clinch its third consecutive OCC-Cardinal title when it played Westerville Central on Oct. 8.
The Celtics were 8-5-1 overall and 5-1 in the league before playing Central.
Hilliard Bradley was second at 4-2 and Central was third at 3-1-2.
Jerome suffered its first league loss since 2010 when it fell to Westerville South 2-1 on Oct. 1.
Forward Madison Costner scored for the Celtics. She had 21 goals through 14 games.
Jerome's last league loss came against Scioto, 1-0 on Oct. 5, 2010. The Celtics had won 20 consecutive league games.
Jerome defeated Olentangy 3-0 on Oct. 3, as Costner scored twice and defender/midfielder Keemia Rashidi scored once.
Coffman boys defeat Liberty
The Coffman boys team moved into a first-place tie with Liberty in the OCC-Central by defeating the visiting Patriots 1-0 on Oct. 1.
Forward Patrick Gualtieri scored and goalie Joe Zaborski had five saves.
The Shamrocks and Patriots were tied for first at 5-1 entering their league finales Oct. 8. Coffman played UA and Liberty played Thomas Worthington.
Davidson, Thomas and UA were tied for third at 4-2.
The Shamrocks defeated visiting DeSales 4-1 on Oct. 3. Midfielder Andrew Louwers scored two goals, forward Justin Boamah and midfielder Jack Holland each scored one and Zaborski had 11 saves.
Coffman was 10-2-2 overall before playing UA.
-- Frank DiRenna