The Olentangy Orange High School boys soccer team cruised to a 5-1 win over Logan in the second round of the Division I district tournament last Saturday, but coach Scott Bryant doesn't want his players resting on their laurels.

The Olentangy Orange High School boys soccer team cruised to a 5-1 win over Logan in the second round of the Division I district tournament last Saturday, but coach Scott Bryant doesn't want his players resting on their laurels.

The second-seeded Pioneers, who had a first-round bye, played Lancaster in a district semifinal last Wednesday, with the winner advancing to a district final at 3 p.m. Saturday at Upper Arlington. The potential opponents are Westerville North, Westerville Central or Westerville South.

Orange defeated Central 4-0 on Oct. 1 but has not played North or South.

"A big message for our team this week is not to underestimate anyone," Bryant said. "Logan wasn't a bad team. They were organ-ized in the back and had a fantastic goalie. You wonder why they hadn't won more games. Our guys may have underestimated them a little bit. At this point in the season you have to take everyone seriously."

•The Liberty boys defeated Independence 10-0 in the second round of the Division I district tournament last Saturday.

The third-seeded Patriots, who had a first-round bye, played Upper Arlington in a district semifinal last Wednesday, with the winner playing seventh-seeded Dublin Jerome, Pickerington Central or Marysville in a district final at noon Saturday at Jerome.

Liberty lost to Jerome 4-1 on Sept. 8 but defeated Marysville 2-1 on Sept. 1. The Patriots have not played Central.

•The Olentangy boys had not allowed a goal in the Division II district tournament before playing top-seeded DeSales in a semifinal last Tuesday.

The Braves opened the tournament with a 7-0 win over Mifflin on Oct. 20 and defeated London 4-0 in the second round Oct. 22.

"I don't know if we've given up a shot," said coach Dave Sebek, whose team had won four of its last seven games before playing DeSales after starting the season 1-6-4. "Our defense is playing well, but the guys in front of them are doing a good job. If you have the ball, it's hard for the other team to score."

If the Braves upset DeSales, they would face Jonathan Alder or Hartley in a district final at 4 p.m. Saturday at Grandview.

"It's going to be a challenge, but I think our guys are up to it," Sebek said. "If you look at our scores, we're right there."

•The Liberty girls defeated Orange 2-0 in the second round of the Division I district tournament Oct. 22.

The fourth-seeded Patriots, who had a first-round bye, played Westerville North in a district semifinal last Tuesday, with the winner facing third-seeded Pickerington Central or Dublin Scioto in a district final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grandview.

Liberty defeated Scioto 1-0 on Sept. 29 in an OCC-Cardinal Division game but has not played Pickerington North.

"You never want to face a local rival in the second round of the district tournament," coach Erin Mullady said of the game against Orange. "You know they're going to be more motivated any time. We were very concerned."

Kendall Kirchner assisted on goals by Natalie Radabaugh and Michelle Devilbiss in the first half to lead the Patriots to their second win over Orange this season. Liberty beat the Pioneers 3-1 on Sept. 24.

•The Orange girls team, which had advanced to a Division II district final last season, finished 10-8 overall and 5-1 in the OCC-Capital.

"I thought we played them pretty even, but they're a very good team," said coach Jen Odebrecht, whose team opened the tournament with a 13-0 win over Columbus East on Oct. 20. "It's just a bummer. This is the first time we've had to say goodbye to the seniors leaving the program."

The Pioneers lose six seniors in midfielders Lauren Jay, Taylor Kerkhoff and Mackenzie Schmidt, defenders Hannah Pfau and Lynn Trick and goalie Kaitlyn Pearce.

Among the key players expected to return are junior defenders Lauren Juttner and Kristen Cunningham, sophomore goalie Shauni Kerkhoff, junior midfielder Rachel Wintering, junior forwards Chelsea Deffenbaugh and Hana Abu-Kwiek and freshman forward Carly Swisher.

Juttner and Abu-Kwiek were first-team all-OCC-Capital and Jay, Kerkhoff and Wintering made second-team all-league. Cunningham and Deffenbaugh were honorable mention all-league.

"From the very beginning, those girls set a standard for building an excellent program," Odebrecht said. "They've been very unselfish and constantly strive for teams in the years to come. They're really not going to see how much they influenced the program for years to come."

•The Olentangy girls opened the Division I tournament with a 1-0 win over Delaware on Oct. 20 before losing to Pickerington North 1-0 in the second round Oct. 22 to finish 6-9-3 overall.

North's Abby Fannin scored on a corner kick 10 minutes into the second half.

"That first half was probably our best of the girls," coach Kristen Schreiber said. "The girls left it all out on the field. North has a great team and they were fortunate enough to get that one."

Olentangy, which finished 1-5-1 in the OCC-Cardinal, loses four seniors in forward Christa Bender, midfielder Carson Wagner, defender Courtney Hilty and goalie Lauren Feyh.

Expected to return are juniors Natalie Milliron and Julie Arcara, sophomore Carmen Allen and freshmen Natasha Ustaszewski and Kate Huter in the midfield, sophomore Nicole Bean and freshmen Megan Landon and Catie Crumb at forward, junior goalie Shannon Schneider and juniors Audrey Miller and Emily Rutledge and sophomores Emily Bechtol and Bailey Andres on defense.

Wagner made first-team all-OCC-Cardinal and Rutledge was second-team all-league. Schneider and Landon made honorable mention all-league.

"All of our seniors brought something different to the team," Schreiber said.

"They have had four coaches in four years, and that's tough on anyone. Still, they kept things positive and were incredibly focused."

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for Liberty, Olentangy and Orange boys and girls soccer teams:

LIBERTY BOYS

Last Saturday -- Defeated Independence 10-0 in second round of Division I district tournament. Tyler Ranalli had three goals and Jon Stegner and Jake Kallenbach each scored two.

Last Wednesday -- Played Upper Arlington in a district semifinal. Winner plays seventh-seeded Dublin Jerome, Pickerington Central or Marysville in a district final at 12 p.m. Saturday at Jerome. The district champion plays in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jerome against second-seeded Orange, Lancaster, Westerville North, Westerville Central or Westerville South. The Patriots are seeded third.

Of note: The Patriots were 13-2-2 overall before last Wednesday and finished 6-1 in the OCC-Cardinal.

LIBERTY GIRLS

Oct. 22 -- Def. Orange 2-0 in second round of Division I district tournament. Natalie Radabaugh and Michelle Devilbiss scored. The Patriots posted their sixth shutout of the season.

Last Tuesday -- Played Westerville North in district semifinal. Winner plays third-seeded Pickerington North or Dublin Scioto in a district final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grandview. The district champion plays in a regional semifinal 7 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Arlington against second-seeded Watterson, fifth-seeded Dublin Coffman, seventh-seeded Jerome or Gahanna. The Patriots are seeded fourth.

Of note: The Patriots were 13-2-1 overall before last Tuesday and finished 6-0-1 in the OCC-Cardinal.

OLENTANGY BOYS

Oct. 20 -- Def. Mifflin 7-0 in first round of Division II district tournament

Oct. 22 -- Def. London 4-0 in second round of tournament. Matt Cannon, Zach Anderson, Ryan Stephens and Matt Cameron scored.

Last Tuesday -- Played DeSales in a district semifinal. Winner plays Jonathan Alder or Hartley in a district final at 4 p.m. Saturday at Grandview. The district champion plays in a regional semifinal 7 p.m. Tuesday at a site to be announced. Possible opponents include Chillicothe, Fairfield Union, Zane Trace and Marietta.

Of note: The Braves were 5-9-4 overall before last Tuesday and finished 1-6 in the OCC-Cardinal.

OLENTANGY GIRLS

Oct. 20 -- Def. Delaware 1-0 in first round of Division I district tournament

Oct. 22 -- Lost to Pickerington North 1-0 in second round of tournament

Of note: The Braves finished 6-9-3 overall and 1-5-1 in the OCC-Cardinal.

ORANGE BOYS

Last Saturday -- Def. Logan 5-1 in first round of Division I district tournament. Aaron Horton had three goals.

Last Wednesday -- Played Lancaster in district semifinal. Winner plays Westerville North, Westerville South or Westerville Central in a district final at 3 p.m. Saturday at Upper Arlington. The district champion plays in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dublin Jerome against third-seeded Liberty, seventh-seeded Jerome, Marysville, Pickerington Central or Upper Arlington.

Of note: The Pioneers were 14-1-1 overall before last Wednesday and finished 5-0-1 in the OCC-Capital.

ORANGE GIRLS

Oct. 20 -- Def. Columbus East 13-0 in first round of Division I district tournament. Thirteen different players scored, as the Pioneers set a program record for goals in a game.

Oct. 22 -- Lost to fourth-seeded Liberty 2-0 in second round of tournament

Of note: The Pioneers finished 10-8 overall and 5-1 in the OCC-Capital.