The Dublin Scioto High School boys golf team entered the week looking to lock up third place in the OCC-Cardinal Division in preparation for the start of the postseason next month.

The Irish were third in the OCC-Cardinal at 12-6, behind Jerome (18-0) and Thomas Worthington (15-3), heading into the fourth and final round of the league tournament Sept. 13 at Clover Valley.

"We're kind of locked in third now," coach Todd Hardesty said prior to the final round. "The first three events the finish has been the same. It's been Jerome, Thomas and Scioto."

Scioto tuned up for the final round by finishing fourth (338) in the 12-team Grove City Invitational on Sept. 9 at Hickory Hills behind first-place Hilliard Davidson (329).

Matt Magno led the Irish with a 78, followed by Nathan Tacosik (83), Nic Rath (84), Braytton Krock (93) and Dakotah Marshall (94).

The Division I sectional tournament will be held Oct. 3 at Clover Valley, Darby Creek and Turnberry.

"I like where we are now," Hardesty said. "Outside of the first couple of matches where we were just trying to get our feet under us, we've been right around 320 with our 18 holes. If I get four guys shooting 80, that's right where we want to be. If we could change from four 80s to four 75s, that would be fantastic, too."

Field hockey team
earns first win

The field hockey team earned its first win under first-year coach Megan Kinnison by edging Lancaster 1-0 on Sept. 6.

Emily Oetter scored on a penalty stroke with approximately five minutes remaining.

"It was an intense game," Kinnison said. "My girls put all they had into it. We had some great shots, but we're unable to get it in until we received a penalty stroke. We are looking forward to using this momentum in our upcoming games."

The Irish fell to 1-5 overall with a 1-0 loss to the Hilliard Lynx on Sept. 11 and are 0-3 in the Central Ohio Field Hockey League-West Division.

Girls tennis coach
likes development

First-year girls tennis coach Sean Gilbert was pleased with his team's development during the first half of the season.

The Irish were 3-5 overall before playing Marysville on Sept. 12 and are 3-2 in the OCC-Cardinal. They close out league play Tuesday, Sept. 19, at home against Delaware in a match that had been postponed Aug. 22 because of bad weather.

"The girls are a very coachable group and continue to improve," Gilbert said. "The team looked great across the board against a quality opponent in Thomas Worthington (5-0 win on Aug. 31). That match showed the potential the team has, and I'm excited to see the progression as the season continues."

Winning against the Cardinals were Ashley Lambillotte at first singles (7-5, 5-7, 10-8), Nicole Santoso at second singles (6-0, 6-2), Peyton Shaffer at third singles (6-1, 6-3), Sydney Davis and Julia Trotti at first doubles (6-4, 6-2) and Maddy Baughman and Maggie Szabo at second doubles (6-4, 6-1).

Scioto lost to Hilliard Bradley 3-2 on Sept. 5 and fell to both Olentangy on Sept. 6 and Jerome on Sept. 7 by a 5-0 score.

Winning against Bradley were Santoso at first singles (6-1, 6-2) and Baughman and Szabo at second doubles (6-3, 6-2).

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Schedules

Below are the coming schedules for the Scioto cross country, field hockey, boys golf, girls golf, boys soccer, girl soccer, girls tennis and girls volleyball teams:

CROSS COUNTRY

Sept. 16 -- Boys: Galion Festival at Amann's Reservoir; Girls: Otterbein Invitational

FIELD HOCKEY

*Sept. 14 -- Home vs. Upper Arlington

Sept. 18 -- Home vs. New Albany

*Sept. 20 -- At Thomas Worthington

BOYS GOLF

Sept. 14 -- Hilliard Bradley at Darby Creek

Sept. 16 -- Granville Invitational at Denison Golf Club at Granville

GIRLS GOLF

Sept. 14 -- Delaware at Oakhaven

Sept. 18 -- DeSales at NorthStar

Sept. 20 -- Big Walnut at Safari

BOYS SOCCER

Sept. 16 -- Home vs. Reynoldsburg

*Sept. 19 -- At Worthington Kilbourne

Sept. 21 -- At Olentangy

GIRLS SOCCER

Sept. 14 -- Home vs. Ready

*Sept. 19 -- Home vs. Worthington Kilbourne

GIRLS TENNIS

Sept. 18 -- At Upper Arlington B

*Sept. 19 -- Home vs. Delaware in makeup from Aug. 22

Sept. 20 -- At Olentangy Orange

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Sept. 16 -- Home vs. Cincinnati Walnut Hills, Sparta Highland and Upper Arlington

*Sept. 19 -- At Delaware

*Sept. 20 -- At Hilliard Bradley

*League contest