Despite its youth and inexperience, the Hilliard Darby High School boys lacrosse team won its first postseason game in eight years.

Despite its youth and inexperience, the Hilliard Darby High School boys lacrosse team won its first postseason game in eight years.

With only one senior and three juniors, the Panthers defeated host Bradley 7-6 in a play-in game in the Division I Southwest Region tournament May 23. They lost to host and second-seeded Cincinnati Moeller 18-5 in the first round May 25 to finish 7-11 overall.

"(Moeller) is a good team, but we had a good game plan and played well against them to start," coach Rob Schmeling said. "The game was tied at 2 after the first quarter and then their experience and our youth started to show. But it was a good learning experience for us after winning our first tournament game since 2005."

Sophomore attacker Max Weese had two goals and sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Coppess had 14 saves against Moeller. Against Bradley, sophomore attacker Ryan Rampi had two goals and Coppess had eight saves.

"We played Bradley twice this year and didn't play our best either time," said Schmeling, whose team lost to the Jaguars 9-4 on April 19 in an OCC-Ohio Division game. "I don't know if it's the crosstown rivalry or what, but for the most part, we played a lot better in the latter part of the season."

Darby went 1-5 in the OCC-Ohio to tie Bradley and Gahanna for fifth, behind Olentangy (6-0), Olentangy Liberty (5-1), Olentangy Orange (4-2) and New Albany (3-3).

The lone senior for the Panthers was defender Alex Martin.

In addition to Coppess, Rampi and Weese, expected to return are juniors Josh Cundiff (attacker), Caleb Ervin (midfielder) and Skyler Link (defender), sophomores Daniel Brashear (attacker), Kaden Calliari (defender), Andrew Deaner (midfielder), Evan Forsythe (midfielder), Simon McDaniels (defender), Blake Skinner (midfielder), Lucas Wende (midfielder) and Chris Yeager (defender) and freshmen Zackaria El-Geroushi (midfielder), Zach Hooker (defender), Kelly Logan (goalie), Tristen Rogers (defender) and Mason Schmeling (midfielder).

Bradley improvedover course of season

Bradley coach Andy Buck was pleased with the progress his team made this season.

The Jaguars finished 3-14 overall, losing to Darby in a play-in game in the Division I Southwest Region tournament, and tied for fifth in the OCC-Ohio.

"Over the course of the season, the team improved its ability to clear the ball out of the defensive zone in order to secure an offensive possession," coach Andy Buck said. "We also gained invaluable experience and insight while playing several great teams from throughout the state. The players improved their game knowledge and increased their strategic awareness of how to play the game well."

In the loss to Darby, freshman attacker Simon Ziccardi had three goals, junior attacker Connor McDunn scored two and sophomore goalie Jake Angelo had 11 saves.

Bradley loses four seniors in Nick Biller (attacker), Aiden Hall (defender), Jared Roudabush (midfielder) and Zachary Shomper (midfielder).

Biller led the Jaguars with 33 goals.

In addition to Angelo, McDunn and Ziccardi, expected to return are juniors Chris Apollonio (attacker), Evan Barton (goalie), Brandon Cote (defender), Cameron Hart (midfielder), Mikael Perez (defender) and Jacob Pugh (defender), sophomores Jerrod East (midfielder), Cole Gillfillan (defender), Evan Lewis (midfielder) and Jordan Veil (attacker) and freshmen Tristan Flannery (midfielder) and Drake Stephens (midfielder).

McDunn had 33 goals and Apollonio and Ziccardi scored 18 and 12, respectively. Angelo totaled 139 saves.

Davidson looking for'big victories' in 2014

Davidson lost to host Loveland 18-5 in a play-in game in the Division I Southwest Region tournament May 22 to finish 8-11 overall.

The Wildcats went 1-5 in the OCC-Buckeye to place sixth, behind Upper Arlington (6-0), Worthington Kilbourne (5-1), Dublin Jerome (4-2), Thomas Worthington (3-3) and Dublin Coffman (2-4) and ahead of Dublin Scioto (0-6).

"We got better at a lot of little things, but just not enough to be as successful as the team would have liked," first-year coach Kyle Olson said.

"Our coaching needs to get a lot better and that, in turn, will help the players to develop the little things that lead to big victories."

Davidson loses nine seniors in attackers Samuel Lieburn, Nick Tholt and Brian Thomas, midfielders Davidson Hunter, Brian Kegelmeyer, Tyler Pelle and Matt St. Clair and defenders Landon Gruszewski and Galen Moore.

Expected to return are juniors Brett Annis (midfielder), William Backenstoe (midfielder), McKenzie Burton (midfielder), Tanner Calland (defender), Spencer Cline (defender), Matthew Dugan (midfielder), Parker Foard (midfielder), Seth McCall (goalie), Luke Myers (attacker), Edward Powers (defender), Chad Rice (defender), Drew Shaffer (attacker), Gregory Snauwaert (midfielder), Joseph Szabo (midfielder) and Jason Weihl (attacker), sophomores Nicholas Jerger (midfielder), Andrew St. Clair (defender), Ian Timan (goalie) and Matthew Wayman (defender) and freshmen Scott Brooks (attacker) and Zachary Nolty (midfielder).