The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team earned its first district championship since 2008 with a 2-1 win over Dublin Scioto in a Division I district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville South.

The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team earned its first district championship since 2008 with a 2-1 win over Dublin Scioto in a Division I district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville South.

The fifth-seeded Shamrocks improve to 11-7-1 and advanced to play Reynoldsburg in a regional semifinal Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Coffman, with the winner playing Olentangy Liberty or Worthington Kilbourne in a regional final Nov. 5 at Scioto.

The top seed, Scioto finished 17-1. The Irish were ranked first in the final state poll.

"You can't argue about that," Scioto coach Chad Snider said of his team's successful season. "It was a good season. I still think we're a better team, but I wish those guys luck."

The game was tied at 1 late in regulation when Coffman senior midfielder Zak Leedom scored. After seeing two defenders collide and fall to the turf, Leedom raced in alone on Scioto goalkeeper Josh Ashwill and scored the winner with 7 minutes, 37 seconds remaining.

"The ball got played over and my co-captain, Ray Gans, really challenged the ball," Leedom said. "It's something we did really strong all game. He challenged the ball, flicked the ball on to me and I had a 1-on-1 chance and I was lucky enough to put it away."

Coffman controlled play for most of the first half and the pressure resulted in a goal by Gans with 7:51 left in the half.

The Shamrocks continued to control play early in the second half until Scioto senior Ryan Gibson headed a cross pass from Jeff Lam past Coffman goalkeeper Carter Richardson to tie the game at 1 with 11:08 left.

"There was only one game where we've given up two goals (a 5-3 win over Grove City on Sept. 22) before tonight, so I was very confident that we weren't going to give up another one," Snider said.