The Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team used dramatics to win its second consecutive Division I district title.

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys soccer team used dramatics to win its second consecutive Division I district title.

Robert LeFevre's goal with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the second-seeded Wildcats to a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded St. Charles in a district final Oct. 31 at Canal Winchester.

"It feels good to make it back," LeFevre said of the district title. "We had high expectations for the team."

Davidson, ranked 10th in the final state poll, was 15-1-3 before playing Dublin Coffman in a regional semifinal Nov. 4. The winner plays third-ranked Dublin Jerome or Gahanna in a regional final Saturday, Nov. 7, at a neutral site to be announced.

The regional champion will face second-ranked Mason, fifth-ranked Beavercreek, eighth-ranked Cincinnati Elder or Cincinnati Moeller in a state semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 11, at a neutral site to be announced.

The state final is Nov. 14 at Mapfre Stadium.

Davidson lost to Olentangy Liberty 2-1 in double overtime in a regional semifinal last season.

Against St. Charles, LeFevre's direct kick ricocheted off a defender's leg in the defensive wall. The ball veered left as Cardinals goalkeeper Chase Sanders started to step to his left, and the ball rolled into the net.

Nick Livingston also scored for Davidson, with 23:21 left in the second half, and goalie David Hoyle had 10 saves.

"I thought we came out and played with better intensity in the overtime," said coach Dan Hoover, whose team defeated St. Charles 3-0 on Oct. 3. "When you get an opportunity to score, you have to take advantage of it."

Davidson advanced to a district final with a 3-2 win over 28th-seeded Canal Winchester in a semifinal Oct. 28 at home behind goals from Livingston, Ryan Lang and Ryan Schoener.

Darby girls lose in district final

The Darby girls team lost to second-seeded Pickerington North 3-2 in a Division I district final Oct. 31 at Westerville North to finish 13-3-3.

Blair Cowan and Gabby Iosue scored for the seventh-seeded Panthers.

North's Cameron Shedenhelm scored two goals off corner kicks, including the game-winner with 55 seconds left.

Darby defeated ninth-seeded Olentangy Orange 3-2 in a district semifinal Oct. 28 at home behind two goals from Iosue and one from Hannah Erwin.

Davidson girls fall in district semifinal

The Davidson girls team lost at 11th-seeded Olentangy 1-0 in a Division I district semifinal Oct. 27 to finish 7-8-3.

Goalkeeper April Kelly had four saves for the 20th-seeded Wildcats.

Darby boys coach optimistic about future

Darby boys coach Wynleux Henderson believes his team has built a solid foundation, as several key players are expected to return next season.

The Panthers lost 1-0 to 28th-seeded Canal Winchester in a Division I district tournament second-round game Oct. 24 at home to finish 6-10-2 overall. Junior goalie Alex Botsko had four saves for the 22nd-seeded Panthers.

Darby defeated 17th-seeded and host Watkins Memorial 2-1 in the first round Oct. 21.

"We definitely have some good building blocks," Henderson said. "We have a lot of juniors that are going to return next year that know more of what I'm looking for. We had a good senior class. We're heading in the right direction. I'm pretty happy about the season."

The Panthers are losing six seniors, including defender Zach Mueller, who was named second-team all-OCC-Cardinal Division, and forward O'Neal Saunders, who was honorable mention all-league.

Darby went 1-6 in the OCC-Cardinal to finish eighth, behind Jerome (6-0-1), Westerville North (4-2-1), Westerville Central (3-2-2), Dublin Scioto (3-3-1), Westerville South (1-1-5), Bradley (2-3-2) and Canal Winchester (1-4-2).

Other players eligible to return are juniors Ross Baumer, Tre Boger, Jake Bowman, Taryn Dixon, Jacob Gadja, Tavo Huey, Will Jurasek, Kevin Kasprzak, Wyatt Lee and Jacob Tivin, sophomores Jason Fleischman, Jack Gearhiser, Josh Govine and Blake Sawicki and freshman Daniel Djelmis.

Bradley girls finish with winning record

The Bradley girls team finished 8-5-4 and placed third in the OCC-Cardinal at 3-1-3.

The 10th-seeded Jaguars lost 1-0 to 21st-seeded Upper Arlington in a Division I district tournament second-round game Oct. 22 at home after having a first-round bye.

"I could not be more proud to have coached this group of girls," coach Cheri Shields said. "They are a very special team who worked hard all season, supported each other through some great wins and some extremely tough losses. We had a successful season defensively."

Bradley allowed 16 goals, including just one in league play, and posted 10 shutouts.

In the OCC-Cardinal, the Jaguars finished behind Jerome (6-0-1) and Darby (4-1-2) and ahead of Westerville Central and Westerville North (both 2-2-3), Westerville South (2-4-1), Canal Winchester (1-4-2) and Scioto (0-6-1).

Senior defender Grace Fodor was named first-team all-district and all-league, and senior defender Macie Kill was first-team all-league.

Junior midfielder Maddy Bell was second-team all-league, sophomore midfielder Gabbi Viggiano was special mention all-league and junior goalie Ali Phillippi was honorable mention all-league. Other starters expected to return are juniors Myiah Kelley (forward) and Alissa Spears (defender), sophomores Emma Bailey (defender), Kaelyn Glenn (midfielder) and Liz Leahy (forward) and freshman Andrea Decker (forward).