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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

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