The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team displayed a balanced attack while winning its third consecutive Division I district title.

The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team displayed a balanced attack while winning its third consecutive Division I district title.

The second-seeded Shamrocks defeated ninth-seeded Westerville Central 5-0 in a district final Oct. 26 at Westerville North, getting goals from five players.

Forwards Ben Kinney and Patrick Gualtieri, midfielders Jack Holland and Andrew Louwers and defender Nick Olmstead each had a goal and goalkeeper Joe Zaborski had six saves for Coffman, which improved to 15-2-2.

The Shamrocks played Canal Winchester in a regional semifinal Oct. 30 at Westerville Central, with the winner facing defending state champion Olentangy Liberty or Hilliard Bradley in a regional final Saturday, Nov. 2 at Jerome.

"We did play well, especially in the first half," coach Steve Watts said of the win over Westerville Central. "The game was a bit closer than the score indicated, but I'm proud of our guys for putting away the chances that we had and they really played a complete game. That's all you can ask for at this time of the year."

Coffman defeated Liberty 1-0 on Oct. 1 on its way to winning the OCC-Central Division championship but lost to the Patriots in the regional final in each of the past two seasons. Liberty won both games 3-1.

Entering regional play, the Shamrocks hadn't lost since falling to Bradley 2-1 on Aug. 29, going 13-0-2 in their next 15 games.

The regional champion will play Beavercreek, Cincinnati Turpin, Mason or West Chester Lakota West in a state semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 6, at a site to be determined. The state final is Nov. 9 at Crew Stadium.

"The defense has really picked it up," Watts said. "We challenged them a few weeks ago that we had to be better and start stringing together some shutouts and our four defenders and goalkeeper have really done a nice job the past few weeks."

The Shamrocks defeated 29th-seeded Lancaster 3-0 in a district semifinal Oct. 23 at home, as forward Jason Strine had two goals, Louwers scored one and Zaborski had one save.

District title streakends for Coffman girls

The Coffman girls team was upset by 12th-seeded Marys-ville 2-0 in a Division I district final Oct. 26 at Westerville South, ending its streak of consecutive district championships at four.

Goalie Morgan Witchey had three saves for the top-seeded Shamrocks, who finished 13-2-3. Monarchs goalie Kendra had 12 saves.

The Shamrocks had beaten Marysville 2-1 on Sept. 3 on their way to winning the OCC-Central title.

Jerome girls fallin district final

The Jerome girls team lost 2-1 in double overtime to second-seeded Pickerington North in a Division I district final Oct. 26 at Westerville North to finish 10-7-2 overall.

Senior forward Andrea Davidson scored for the seventh-seeded Celtics off an assist by junior forward Madison Costner to tie the game at 1 in the first half. Morgan Bittengle scored both goals for the Panthers, including the game-winner with 7 minutes, 5 seconds left in the second 15-minute, sudden-victory overtime.

"It was a tough loss," first-year coach Neal Shaffer said.

Junior goalie Maddie Ireton had six saves for Jerome, which had a first-round bye and defeated 35th-seeded Northland 18-1 in the second round Oct. 17 and ninth-seeded Thomas Worthington 3-0 in a district semifinal Oct. 22.

The Celtics won their third consecutive league title this season, going 5-1-1 in the OCC-Cardinal to finish ahead of 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).

Costner finished with 24 goals and 17 assists and was named OCC-Cardinal Player of the Year and first-team all-district.

Also earning honors were senior midfielder Christy Chou (first-team all-league, second-team all-district), freshman defender Mya Howard (first-team all-league, third-team all-district), senior midfielders Marissa Martin (second-team all-league) and Anna Poptic (second-team all-league), Davidson (second-team all-league), Ireton (special mention all-league) and senior defender Jillian Graff (honorable mention all-league).

The Celtics are losing seven seniors.

In addition to Costner, Howard and Ireton, expected to return are juniors Hannah Bertison (midfielder/defender), Katie Burke (forward/midfielder), Allie Eynon (goalie), Emma Gonzalez (midfielder/ forward) and Keemia Rashidi (defender/midfielder), sophomores Sabine Chandler (utility), Annika Fowler (midfielder/ defender), Sydney Harris (defender/midfielder) and Kenna Poptic (midfielder/ defender) and freshmen Erin Griffith (forward) and Ryann Harris (defender/midfielder).

"We had a large turnover of players, a large turnover of coaching staff and we may have had the strongest schedule of any team in the state this year," Shaffer said.

Jerome boys teamshows improvement

The Jerome boys team lost to fourth-seeded Bradley 2-1 in a Division I district semifinal Oct. 23 to finish 7-6-6 overall.

Sophomore forward Ian Black scored in the first half off an assist by senior defender Graham Stecz to tie the game at 1. Bradley midfielder Riley Uhrin scored the winning goal with 8:08 left.

"I knew it was going to be a tough game," coach Nate Maust said. "We've been playing some really good soccer in the postseason, which I was hoping we would. Coming into this game, I knew we had a chance and we played a really good game. We just didn't get the result."

The 17th-seeded Celtics, who had lost to the Jaguars 8-2 on Aug. 27 in an OCC-Cardinal game, defeated 35th-seeded Walnut Ridge 3-0 in the first round Oct. 16 and 13th-seeded Upper Arlington 2-0 in the second round Oct. 19 before falling to Bradley.

Jerome, which went 5-3-6 in its final 14 games after a 2-3 start, finished sixth in the OCC-Cardinal at 1-3-3, behind Bradley (5-0-2), Canal Winchester (5-1-1), Westerville South (3-0-4), Westerville Central (3-1-3) and Scioto (2-4-1) and ahead of Darby (1-6) and Westerville North (1-6).

Earning honors were senior midfielder Austin Larson (first-team all-league, second-team all-district), Stecz (second-team all-league), junior midfielder Eric Rozsits (special mention all-league) and sophomore midfielder Mitch Patchett (honorable mention all-league).

Jerome is losing five seniors.

In addition to Black, Rozsits and Patchett, expected to return are juniors Andrew Adolph (midfielder), Drew Bergwall (midfielder), Noah Frey (midfielder), Aaron Muresan (midfielder) and Devon Potts (defender) and sophomores Clay Costner (defender), Brennon Davis (goalie), Ko Ishii (defender), Andrew Sunderhaus (defender) and Austin Tiarks (defender).

Scioto girls oustedin district semifinal

The Scioto girls team lost to host Coffman 5-0 in a Division I district semifinal Oct. 22 to finish 6-11-1 overall.

Junior goalie Mikhaylan Price had 11 saves for the 21st-seeded Irish, who defeated 26th-seeded Canal Winchester 1-0 in the first round Oct. 15 and 24th-seeded Whetstone 1-0 (4-3 in shootout) in the second round Oct. 17 before falling to the Shamrocks.

Scioto, which finished eighth in the OCC-Cardinal, is losing seven seniors.

"Our seniors have been wonderful and a major reason why we won a conference championship in 2010," coach Chris Adams said. "We would not have won the OCC championship without this group of seniors. They made an immediate impact with our program. They are a great group of kids and they will be missed."

Junior forward Lindsey Rentzsch had six goals and one assist and was second-team all-league and Price, who had 110 saves, was honorable mention all-league.

Also expected to return are junior Quinn Blackwell (midfielder), sophomores Anna Birko (forward) and Catherine Howard (midfielder) and freshmen Taylor Johnson (forward), Monique LaFond (midfielder), Jessica Shirley (midfielder), Kali Steele (defender), Josie Wigg (midfielder) and Jenna Woodyard (forward).

"We knew our season could go either way this year," Adams said. "We needed to stay healthy and we had several freshmen on the team this season. Unfortunately, we had injuries from the first scrimmage to the last tournament game of the season. We were never able to put our projected starting lineup out on the field for the entire season."