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Jerome girls team again wins OCC-Cardinal

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The Dublin Jerome High School girls soccer team will enter the Division I district tournament having won its third consecutive OCC-Cardinal Division title.

The Celtics went 5-1-1 in the league to finish ahead of Hilliard Bradley (5-2), Westerville South (4-2-1), Westerville Central (3-1-3), Canal Winchester (3-3-1), Westerville North (2-3-2), Hilliard Darby (1-5-1) and Scioto (0-6-1).

The Celtics clinched the championship when they tied Central at 3 on Oct. 8. Forwards Madison Costner and Erin Griffith and midfielder Christy Cho scored.

"Winning the OCC for the third year in a row was the team's primary goal set at the beginning of the season, and one that we emphasized each and every week," coach Neal Shaffer said.

The Celtics are 8-6-2 overall and open the district tournament by playing host to 35th-seeded Northland in the second round Thursday, Oct. 17. With a win, seventh-seeded Jerome would play host to ninth-seeded Thomas Worthington, 29th-seeded Rey-noldsburg or 30th-seeded Delaware in a semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The district final is Oct. 26 at Westerville North.

Coffman boys win league title

The Coffman boys team won the program's first league title since 1999, finishing first in the OCC-Central at 6-1.

The Shamrocks finished ahead of Olentangy Liberty (5-2), Thomas (5-2), Hilliard Davidson (4-2-1), Upper Arlington (4-3), Marysville (2-4-1), Westland (1-6) and Central Crossing (0-7).

Coffman, which is 12-2-2 overall, secured the title Oct. 8 with a 3-0 win over UA and Liberty's 1-0 loss to Thomas.

"This is the first of four championships we try to win," coach Steve Watts said. "The OCC, district, regional and state. One down and three to go."

Against UA, defender Pete Malloy scored two goals and forward Ben Kinney had one. Goalie Joe Zaborski had three saves.

Coffman, which is seeded second in the district tournament behind defending state champion Liberty, opens the postseason by playing host to 32nd-seeded Pickerington Central or 41st-seeded Central Crossing in the second round Saturday, Oct. 19. With a win, the Shamrocks would play host to 15th-seeded Grove City, 19th-seeded Westerville North or 29th-seeded Lancaster in a semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The district final is Oct. 26 at Westerville North.

Coffman girls earn another league title

The Coffman girls team earned its 11th OCC championship, going 6-0-1 to win the OCC-Central ahead of Davidson (5-1-1), Liberty (4-2-1), Thomas (4-3), Marysville (3-3-1), UA (2-3-2), Central Crossing (1-6) and Westland (0-7).

It was the Shamrocks' third consecutive league title.

Coffman played UA to a scoreless tie Oct. 8.

"The first goal is to always win the league," said coach Marc D'Auteuil, whose team is 11-1-3 overall. "I've always said that kind of sets you up for other things. Our league was really tough this year."

Coffman is seeded first in the district tournament and plays host to 40th-seeded Westland in the second round Thursday, Oct. 17. With a win, the Shamrocks would play host to 21st-seeded Scioto, 24th-seeded Whetstone or 26th-seeded Canal Winchester in a semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The district final is Oct. 26 at Westerville South.

Coffman closed the regular season by defeating host Jerome 1-0 on Oct. 10, as Griffin Tullis scored and Morgan Witchey had two saves.

Other teams open postseason

The Scioto girls team opened the district tournament Oct. 15 at home against Canal Winchester and, with a win, the Irish would play host to Whetstone in the second round Thursday, Oct. 17. The second-round winner likely would face Coffman.

The 17th-seeded Jerome boys team played host to 35th-seeded Walnut Ridge on Oct. 16, with the winner playing at 13th-seeded UA on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Celtics would play host to 18th-seeded Scioto in a district semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 23, if both teams won their first two tournament games. The Irish opened Oct. 16 at home against 40th-seeded Whetstone, with the winner playing at fourth-seeded Bradley on Saturday, Oct. 19.