Gahanna Christian Academy captures first MOCAL championship
Under first-year coach Scott Ramsey, the Gahanna Christian Academy boys soccer team earned the program's first MOCAL title.
The Eagles finished 4-0 in the league, ahead of Delaware Christian (2-1-1), Granville Christian (1-2-1), Madison Christian (1-3) and Tree of Life (1-3).
Tree of Life had won three consecutive league titles.
Gahanna Christian is 15-1 overall and seeded fourth in the Division III district tournament. After a first-round bye, the Eagles will play host to 10th-seeded Fairbanks or 17th-seeded Ready in the second round Saturday, Oct. 19.
If the Eagles win, they will play host to fifth-seeded Columbus International, seventh-seeded Horizon Science or 24th-seeded Fisher Catholic in a district semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The district final is Oct. 26 at Gahanna.
Midfielder Emmanuel Dapaa leads Gahanna Christian in scoring with 35 goals and 15 assists. Midfielder Connor Maclellan has 21 goals and 18 assists, and midfielder Connor Dyckes has seven goals and eight assists.
Goalkeeper Alec Schlesselman has 173 saves.
-- Frank DiRenna