The Marysville High School boys soccer team put up a fight against defending Division I state champion Gahanna last Wednesday before losing 4-0 in a district tournament semifinal at Gahanna.

The Marysville High School boys soccer team put up a fight against defending Division I state champion Gahanna last Wednesday before losing 4-0 in a district tournament semifinal at Gahanna.

The Monarchs trailed 1-0 at the half and closed the season at 7-11-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

The Monarchs won two district tournament games, defeating Brookhaven 4-3 on Oct. 20 and Columbus West 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 23.

Against Gahanna, junior goalkeeper Evan See kept Marysville close for most of the game, as he finished with 16 saves. Gahanna outshot the Monarchs 27-2.

"The boys put a lot of work into this whole season," coach Marc Kirsch said. "They showed they can play with anyone out here against the defending state champs."

Ben Crognale scored two goals for Gahanna, which faced Reynoldsburg in a district final last Saturday.

•Junior Tess Fraser's berth in the Division I state tournament was one of many highlights for the girls golf team.

Fraser represented the Monarchs at state on Oct. 22-23 at the Ohio State Gray Course and carded an 81-79-160 to finish tied for 18th. Emily Wright of Mason won the individual title with a 142. Mason also won the team title.

"The course played tougher than I thought it would, so that kind of got me off-guard a little bit," Fraser said. "The greens played a lot tougher than I thought they would, but it was really fun and I had a good time."

Fraser helped Marysville finish second (335) behind Dublin Coffman (330) at a Division I sectional at Raymond Memorial on Oct. 5. Fraser (70) was the medalist.

Fraser also earned medalist honors at the district meet at Bent Tree on Oct. 12, firing a season-best 69.

The Monarchs finished fifth (339) as Watterson (330) and Dublin Coffman (332) earned state berths.

"When she had her 69 and 70, her putter was working miraculously," coach Sue Wyman said. "That was her demise at state, the putter wasn't working as well. Half of her round on Friday was putting."

Fraser, who was first-team all-district, was the OCC-Capital medalist with a 75.5 stroke average. She was medalist 11 times and finished in the top five in each of the team's four regular-season tournaments.

"I progressed throughout the season, but I wasn't expecting to even go to state because the competition was so tough at district," Fraser said. "I'm pretty proud of myself."

Marysville, the defending OCC-Capital Division champion, finished second (20-4) behind Dublin Coffman (24-0), and ahead of Worthington Kilbourne (14-10), Westerville North (10-14), Hilliard Bradley (8-16), Westerville Central (6-18) and Westerville South (2-22).

"Coffman has been the challenge for us the last few years," Wyman said. "Last year we ended up winning the OCC and beating Coffman. Our team will continue to strive for the title. We know we can do it. We're losing three seniors and I'll gain a couple of people that may be able to fill those positions pretty well."

Wyman will look to replace seniors Airaka Bernacchi, Marissa Milholland and Erin Walters.

Wyman expects junior Joanne Hyun, sophomore Hannah Hunt and freshman MacKenzie Edgar to be the top returnees with Fraser.

•Seniors Ryan Hayes and Alex Miller led the boys golf team during its postseason.

The Monarchs finished fifth (327) at the Division I sectional on Oct. 5 at Apple Valley Golf Course behind first-place St. Charles (296).

Hayes shot a 78, losing a playoff to Zanesville's Connor Hanggen for a district berth. Miller fired a 79.

Trevor Peterman, who had an 85 at sectional, was the team's other senior.

"The seniors have to be replaced and that's going to be difficult, but we have some kids that played (junior varsity) who are capable of getting better and playing OK," coach Bob Ludwin said.

The Monarchs finished tied for sixth (7-21) with Westerville South in the OCC-Cardinal behind Dublin Jerome (28-0), Westerville Central (22-6), Olentangy Liberty (19-9), Olentangy (12-16) and Westerville North (11-17), and ahead of Dublin Scioto (6-22).

Jerome (636) finished third behind St. Charles (610) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (621) at the state tournament Oct. 22-23 at Ohio State.

Miller and Ryan were honorable mention all-OCC-Cardinal.

"I'm reasonably pleased," Ludwin said. "We were sixth in the OCC, but our division is incredibly strong top to bottom. We played fairly well inside the conference."

Ludwin said that juniors Rob Balsiger, Andrew Bergandine, Dylan Erdy and Sean Nelson should contribute next season.

•The football team closed the season last Friday against Dublin Scioto.

The Monarchs were 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the OCC-Cardinal after defeating Westerville North 28-9 on Oct. 22. Chris Coburn rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Joseph Boyd added 75 yards and Hayes Chrispin had 74 yards and a touchdown. The Warriors, who have lost 24 in a row heading into last Friday's game against Olentangy, led 9-7 in the fourth quarter.

At a glance


•Record: 7-21 in OCC-Cardinal (tied for sixth) •Seniors lost: Ryan Hayes, Alex Miller and Trevor Peterman •Key returnees: Rob Balsiger, Andrew Bergandine, Dylan Erdy and Sean Nelson


•Record: 20-4 in OCC-Capital (second) •Seniors lost: Airaka Bernacchi, Marissa Milholland and Erin Walters •Key returnees: MaKenzie Edgar, Tess Fraser, Hannah Hunt and Joanne Hyun