The Dublin Scioto High School girls soccer team advanced to a Division I district semifinal with a pair of close wins.
The 21st-seeded Irish opened the tournament by defeating 26th-seeded Canal Winchester 1-0 on Oct. 15 at home, avenging a 4-1 loss to the Indians in an OCC-Cardinal Division game Oct. 8.
In the rematch, midfielder Lindsey Rentzsch scored a first-half goal and goalkeeper Mikhaylan Price had five saves.
Scioto defeated 24th-seeded Whetstone 1-0 (4-3 in shootout) in the second round Oct. 17 at home to improve to 6-10-1 and advance to play top-seeded Coffman in a semifinal Oct. 22.
The game against Whetstone was scoreless through regulation and two 15-minute overtime periods. Rentzsch, midfielders Quinn Blackwell and Maddie Marker and defender Rachel Jacoby scored for the Irish in the shootout and Price finished the game with three saves.
Coffman opened the tournament with an 11-0 win over 40th-seeded Westland in the second round Oct. 17 at home after having a first-round bye. Forward Allison Johnston had three goals to lead the Shamrocks, who had beaten Westland 10-0 in an OCC-Central game Sept. 24.
Coffman was 12-1-3 before playing Scioto.
The semifinal winner faces eighth-seeded Grove City or 12th-seeded Marysville in a final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Westerville South. The district champion will play Jerome, Hilliard Darby, Pickerington North or Thomas Worthington in a regional semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Gahanna.
The regional final is Nov. 2 at a site to be determined.
Seeded seventh, Jerome cruised to an 18-1 win over 35th-seeded Northland in the second round Oct. 17 at home after having a first-round bye.
Freshman forward/midfielder Hannah Shenton had three goals to lead the Celtics, who were 9-6-2 before playing ninth-seeded Thomas in a semifinal Oct. 22.
The semifinal winner plays second-seeded Pickerington North or 25th-seeded Darby in a final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Westerville South, with the district champion advancing to a regional semifinal against Coffman, Scioto, Grove City or Marysville on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Gahanna.
Jerome boys reach district semifinal
The Jerome boys team posted shutouts in the first two rounds of the Division I district tournament to advance to a semifinal.
Seeded 17th, the Celtics defeated 35th-seeded Walnut Ridge 3-0 in the first round Oct. 16 at home before beating 13th-seeded and host Upper Arlington 2-0 in the second round Oct. 19.
Forwards Ian Black and Mitch Patchett scored against UA.
Jerome was 7-5-6 before playing fourth-seeded Hilliard Bradley in a semifinal Oct. 23. The winner plays fifth-seeded New Albany or sixth-seeded Hilliard Davidson in a final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Westerville South.
The district champion will face Olentangy Liberty, Pickerington North, St. Charles or Worthington Kilbourne in a regional semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Gahanna. The regional final is Nov. 2 at Jerome.
Liberty is the defending state champion.
Coffman boys roll in tourney opener
Seeded second, the Coffman boys team had a first-round bye in the Division I district tournament and defeated 32nd-seeded Pickerington Central 7-0 in the second round Oct. 21 at home.
Midfielder Jack Holland had two goals against Central and defenders Matt Kuzma and Todd Turner and midfielders Andrew Louwers, Liam Pyles and Jon Schwantes each scored one. Goalie Joe Zaborski had one save.
The Shamrocks were 13-2-2 before playing 29th-seeded Lancaster in a semifinal Oct. 23. The winner plays ninth-seeded Westerville Central or 10th-seeded Thomas in a final Saturday, Oct. 26, at Westerville North.
The district champion will face Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Olentangy or Westerville South in a regional semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Westerville North.
The regional final is Nov. 2 at Jerome.
Scioto boys fall in second round
Seeded 18th, the Scioto boys team defeated 40th-seeded Whetstone 5-2 in the first round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 16 at home before losing to host Bradley 5-1 in the second round Oct. 19 to finish 6-11-1.
Forward Jack Shirley scored against Bradley and forward/ midfielder Jack Shadoan had three goals against Whetstone.