The Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team beat Hilliard Bradley 2-0 in a Division I district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville South to capture its third consecutive district title.

The Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team beat Hilliard Bradley 2-0 in a Division I district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville South to capture its third consecutive district title.

The second-seeded Shamrocks improved to 14-3-2 and advanced to play Watterson in a regional semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Coffman. The regional final will be played Nov. 5 at Coffman.

The seventh seed, Bradley finished 13-4-2.

"We're so happy to be district champions," Coffman senior forward Madison Vellky said. "This means everything to me, because this is my first year playing high school soccer after playing club and I've never been a part of this before."

The Shamrocks jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 15 minutes, 34 seconds into the game when Bailey Wilson dribbled the ball down the center of the field and chipped it over a pair of defenders heads to Vellky, who beat Bradley goalkeeper Shelby Halworth just inside the far post.

The Jaguars had surrendered only nine goals in their previous 18 games.

"We knew it was key to get an early goal because they hadn't given up many goals all season," Coffman coach Marc D'Auteuil said. "There was a 10- to 15-minute span where they had the better of the play, but we defended well overall. We knew they are dangerous on set pieces and we didn't give up any set pieces in the second half."

The Shamrocks scored their second goal with 22:08 remaining, as Wilson passed the ball to Sammy Edwards, whose crossing pass deflected off a Bradley defender and into the net.

"I had an awkward angle and I tried to cross it to Meredith (Mockler), who was open on the far post," Edwards said. "One of their defenders was in the way and the ball went in off her, but I think Meredith would have scored if it would have went through."

Coffman goalkeeper Quynh Vo made two relatively easy saves in the second half to preserve the shutout.

"I'm very proud of the season we had as a third-year program," Bradley coach Dan Hoover said. "Dublin Coffman is one of the most talented teams in the state, and we played them tough and never backed down."