Although the Westerville North High School girls lacrosse team had its first losing season since 2007, it still owned bragging rights in Westerville.

Although the Westerville North High School girls lacrosse team had its first losing season since 2007, it still owned bragging rights in Westerville.

North finished 3-10 overall and 3-2 in the OCC-Central Division. Two of its three wins came against the other Westerville teams. The Warriors still haven't lost to Central or South since forming their program in 2006.

"Remaining undefeated against the other Westerville schools this year was such a great accomplishment, especially for the senior class," coach Abby Breneman said. "To remain on top was a big part of the year. Hopefully we can keep the undefeated streak going for next year against the two schools."

North beat Central 14-9 on April 28, three days after earning the season's first win, a 10-8 win over Delaware. On May 5, the Warriors defeated South 17-15.

North's season ended with a 24-14 loss to Perrysburg in the first round of the Division I North/Central Region tournament.

The Warriors are losing six seniors in attackers Katie Antle, Keama Garrett and Taylor Hurl, midfielder Makenzie Vail and defenders Anna Lortz and Nicole McCandlish.

Junior Emily Chanak is expected to be one of the Warriors' top offensive players next year after missing this season with an injury. Others expected to play key roles next year are junior midfielder Kristen Hannaford, sophomore midfielders Megan Kileske and Katy Williams, sophomore defenders Ashley Legin, Rachel Jantzen and Hayley Loy and sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Kilbane.

Also expected back are sophomores Tricia Gerber, Miranda Goddard, Rachel Jantzen, Megan Koleski and Calley Nelson and freshman Nia Matsumoto.

Garrett and Hurl were named first-team all-OCC-Central. Vail and Williams were second-team all-league and Kilbane was honorable mention. Garrett also was first-team all-region.

North and South tied for third in the OCC-Central at 3-2, behind Pickerington North (6-0) and Gahanna (5-1) and ahead of Central (2-4-1), Big Walnut (1-3-1), Delaware (0-4-1) and Pickerington Central (0-4-1).

•The South girls team defeated Toledo Notre Dame 7-3 in a play-in game of the Division I North/Central Region tournament on May 16, marking its first postseason win.

The season ended two days later when the Wildcats lost to Cleveland Height 9-6 in a first-round game. South finished 5-12 overall.

"Advancing in the state tournament was a great success for South's program because we had the privilege to play the No. 1 team in the state, Cleveland Heights," coach Allison Neff said. "Playing against a team of that caliber was a real opportunity for us to experience what it takes to be No. 1 in the state and how to adapt to such a successful program. I was very proud of our girls in the tournament this year."

South, which beat Central 14-9 on April 14, improved by three wins over last season.

The Wildcats lose two seniors in Tori Fitzmartin (first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district) and Devin Woods.

Key players expected to return are junior defender Stephanie Hull (honorable mention all-league), junior attacker Taelor Severing (second-team all-league), junior defender Brittany Fandry (second-team all-league) and sophomore goalkeeper Isa Rodriguez (first-team all-league).

Also expected to return are juniors Sallie Mackin, Brittany Padgett Kara Patterson, Abbie Sutliff, Maggie Ven Keuls and Emily Walters, sophomores Rachel Farrow and Katie Patterson and freshmen Kieran Arens, McKenna Davis, Trista Dierston, Kayleigh Garcia and Victoria Husain.

• Central finished 2-11-1 overall after losing to Shaker Heights 17-1 in a play-in game of the Division I North/Central Region tournament on May 16.

With a roster comprised mainly with new players, the War-hawks posted wins against Big Walnut (9-5 on April 15) and Delaware (13-11 in overtime on April 19). Central also tied Pickerington Central at 11 on May 3.

The Warhawks lose four seniors in Meg Mansfield, Carlie Oppliger, Natalie Rayner and Sammie Rothney.

Junior Sage Marquardt and sophomore Kelsie Malloy are expected to be among Central's top players next season. Malloy had three goals against Pickerington Central and Marquardt scored two. Marquardt was one of the few players who started the season with varsity experience.

Others who had some experience at the beginning of the year were sophomores Chandler Burton, Meghan Lowery, Allie McKahan, Madison Miles, Khushbu Patel, Andrea Robinson and Danielle Stephenson.

Also expected to return are junior Katie McClellan, sophomores Kiki Hall, Courtney Norris and Stephanie Taylor and freshmen Karlene Harrison, Mackenzie Moushey, Rachel Schroeder and Brady Watson.