At least one OCC-Cardinal Division boys soccer team had its season end last Wednesday when the Westerville North and South high school teams played each other in a Division I district semifinal.

At least one OCC-Cardinal Division boys soccer team had its season end last Wednesday when the Westerville North and South high school teams played each other in a Division I district semifinal.

Up to that point, it had been a good showing for league teams as each one made a district semifinal.

"It just goes to show what kind of schedule we played this season," South coach Derek Hone said. "We were 0-7 in the OCC-Cardinal. It just kind of blew my mind how every Tuesday night we played a monster schedule. We feel pretty good that it paid off with being in a district semifinal."

South beat Lancaster 2-0 in the first round on Oct. 20 and Watkins Memorial 2-0 in the second round last Saturday.

Eighth-seeded North made it to a district semifinal after beating Newark 8-0 in the second round. The win snapped a two-game losing streak where the Warriors failed to score a goal.

"It was good for us to start scoring goals again," North coach Mark Price said. "We have the kids that are pretty good up top that are able to score goals. The big thing for us (moving forward) is how well we play defensively."

The winner of the North-South game last Wednesday plays at 5 p.m. Saturday in a district final against third-seeded Olentangy Orange or Upper Arlington.

The district champion plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dublin Jerome in a regional semifinal against Dublin Coffman or Thomas Worthington. The regional semifinal winner plays at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Dublin Scioto in a regional final against Jerome, Gahanna, New Albany, Hilliard Darby, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington North or Westerville Central.

•The Central boys soccer team was 10-5-2 before playing New Albany last Wednesday in a district semifinal. The Warhawks beat Dresden Tri-Valley 4-0 in the second round last Saturday.

Central, which had a first-round bye, had won three of its previous four games before last Tuesday, including wins over Reynoldsburg (3-1 on Oct. 9) and Jerome (2-0 on Oct. 12). The Warhawks' lone loss during the stretch was to Orange (3-2 on Oct. 14).

Last Wednesday's winner plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Central in a district final against fourth-seeded Pickerington North or Jerome. The district champion plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Coffman in a regional semifinal against Darby, Gahanna, Marysville or Reynoldsburg. The regional semifinal winner plays at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Scioto against Coffman, Orange, Thomas Worthington or Westerville North.

•The North girls soccer team played top-seeded Pickerington North in a district semifinal last Tuesday. North beat Reynoldsburg 8-0 in the first round on Oct. 19 and Marysville 3-0 in the second round on Oct. 21 to improve to 10-5-2.

Last Tuesday's winner plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at Scioto in a district final against fifth-seeded Scioto or Pickerington Central. The district champion plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Logan in a regional semifinal against Hillsboro, Marietta or Dresden Tri-Valley. The winner of that contest plays on Nov. 6 in a regional final against Coffman, Jerome, Gahanna, Hilliard Davidson, Olentangy Liberty, Thomas Worthington, Upper Arlington or Watterson.

•The South girls team lost to Marysville 2-0 last Tuesday in the first round of the district tournament. The Wildcats finished 1-16 overall.

South, which defeated Centennial 3-0 on Oct. 16, was shut out nine times as the offense struggled. The Wildcats scored a total of nine goals.

"Our record didn't reflect how talented we were this year at all," coach Brandi Tanler said. "Defensively, we were pretty solid. We could not get anything going offensively. You can only defend for so long before something is going to happen."

They Wildcats lose seniors Amanda Bace, Camilla Bailey, Anne Beachler, Kate Beachler, Jamie Fletcher, Lizzie Gauen, Kiaya Lynn, Carly Marburger, Jenny McManis, Emily Noskowiak, Lizzie Oxley, Meggie Schultz and Lindzey Watson.

Expected to return are juniors Megan Henderson and Abbey McDonald, sophomore Stephanie Redd and freshmen Cara Calland and Mikaela Couch.

Also expected back are junior Jessica Wilson, sophomores Jenna Applegate and Colleen Byrne and freshmen Sammie Davis, Samantha Roth and Sara Stiles.

South was eighth in the OCC-Cardinal at 0-7. The Wildcats placed behind Scioto (6-0-1), Jerome (5-2), Liberty (5-2), Central (4-2-1), North (3-3-1), Marysville (1-4-2) and Olentangy (1-5-1).

•The Central girls team beat Big Walnut 2-1 in the first round of the district tournament on Oct. 19 before losing to Scioto 5-0 in the second round on Oct. 21 to finish 8-8-2 overall.

The Warhawks lose seniors Dominique Brown, Erin Fitzpatrick, Courtney Jones, Kat Kelly, Meredith Lineberry, Megan Martin, Aubrey Schirtzinger, Kayla Schlatterbeck, Mackenzie Spicer and April Tausch.

With such a large senior class, the Warhawks held expectations of getting further than last year when they reached a district semifinal. Coach Adham Schirg hopes the disappointment of a second-round loss can be a driving force in the offseason.

"We had a lot of seniors sitting on that bench (during the season-ending loss)," Schirg said. "It was emotional. The other players see that it doesn't last forever. Hopefully players can use that to work hard in the offseason."

Expected back are juniors Cara Parrish, Sarah Persaud, Mary Stump, Kendra Terry, Taylor Wells and Ariel Wiley and sophomores Morgan Johnson and Abby Rothney.

Persaud and Wells would be fourth-year varsity players. Johnson would be a third-year player.

At a glance

CENTRAL GIRLS

•Record: 8-8-2 overall, 4-2-1 (fourth) in OCC-Cardinal

•Seniors lost: Dominique Brown, Erin Fitzpatrick, Courtney Jones, Kat Kelly, Meredith Lineberry, Megan Martin, Aubrey Schirtzinger, Kayla Schlatterbeck, Mackenzie Spicer and April Tausch

•Key returnees: Sarah Persaud and Taylor Wells

SOUTH GIRLS

•Record: 1-16 overall, 0-7 (eighth) in OCC-Cardinal

•Seniors lost: Amanda Bace, Camilla Bailey, Anne Beachler, Kate Beachler, Jamie Fletcher, Lizzie Gauen, Kiaya Lynn, Carly Marburger, Jenny McManis, Emily Noskowiak, Lizzie Oxley, Meggie Schultz and Lindzey Watson

•Key returnees: Cara Calland, Mikaela Couch, Megan Henderson, Abbey McDonald and Stephanie Redd