The Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team tied each of its three opponents last week to move to 3-1-4 overall and stretch its undefeated streak to five games before playing Dublin Coffman on Sept. 27.

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team tied each of its three opponents last week to move to 3-1-4 overall and stretch its undefeated streak to five games before playing Dublin Coffman on Sept. 27.

However, junior midfielder Alex Bumpus said his squad didn't feel good about any of those results after tying Worthington Kilbourne at 1 in an OCC-Central Division game Sept. 20, tying Marysville at 0 on Sept. 22 and tying Bexley at 1 on Sept. 24.

"To us, our ties feel like losses because we're playing so much better than our record is showing," Bumpus said. "I guess a tie is better than a loss, but not winning is getting pretty old because we know we're playing better than the results we're getting."

The Wildcats have continued to struggle with finishing scoring chances against quality opponents.

Entering this week, Davidson had 12 goals in its three victories and two goals in its other five games.

"We've had plenty of opportunities in every game, but we're not getting lucky enough," sophomore forward Noah Hutchins said. "We've definitely missed some shots we should have made. We need some kids to step up, me included, and score more goals."

Leading Davidson in goal-scoring through eight contests were Bumpus (six), Hutchins (three) and forward Austin Von Ville (two).

"I have the most goals on our team and I'm not usually a goal-scorer," Bumpus said. "We need better communication and we need to move better off the ball when we're in the final-third of the field. We're doing everything right but scoring."

Starting on defense for Davidson are seniors Matt Exterovich and Ethan Heisler and sophomores Spencer Bumpus and Scott Harminis, while Kyle Martin and Philip Ferguson are splitting starts in goal.

The Wildcats gave up seven goals in their first eight games.

"Our whole defense is playing really well," Alex Bumpus said. "Our defense is the reason we've been getting ties instead of losses."

The Wildcats, who were 2-0-2 in the OCC-Central before playing Coffman, are hoping to make a statement in the league when they play host to Upper Arlington on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Golden Bears, who are led by senior midfielders Noah Grumman and Rhodes Moore and senior defender Jake Anderson, tied Davidson at 1 last season.

UA was 8-0-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the OCC-Central heading into a league game against Westland on Sept. 27.

"This will definitely be a good test to see where we stand in the OCC and for the (Division I district) tournament," Hutchins said. "This game is another chance to prove that we're better than our record."

•After getting off to a 6-0-2 start, the girls soccer team went 1-2 in its next three games, losing to Gahanna 3-2 on Sept. 17 and to Pickerington North 2-1 on Sept. 22, and beating Kilbourne 3-0 on Sept. 20.

"We dominated all of the teams that we've beaten or tied," sophomore forward Lea Edler said. "We played good against Gahanna, but we gave up some easy goals. We kind of shut down against Pickerington North and all of us had bad games."

The Wildcats scored 41 goals in their first 11 games, with forward Courtney Hall (13), forward Ashley Blake (seven and midfielder Lauren Bates (seven) leading the way.

With seniors Jamie Schick, Monica Lince and Kelly Grinter and sophomore Chelsea Miller starting on defense, Davidson gave up 11 goals in its first 11 contests.

"Our defense has been amazing this year," Hall said. "That's the biggest reason we've been successful. We've done a good job of finishing our scoring chances in most of our games, too."