The Gahanna Lincoln High School girls soccer team earned its first Division I district championship with a 2-0 victory over Westerville North on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Thomas Worthington.

The Gahanna Lincoln High School girls soccer team earned its first Division I district championship with a 2-0 victory over Westerville North on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Thomas Worthington.

The Lions advanced to a regional semifinal against Dublin Jerome at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Dublin Scioto. The Celtics were the district's top seed and Gahanna was fourth.

Kari Weinland gave the Lions a 1-0 lead midway through the first half and Mary Kate Munz scored with 25 minutes remaining. Ashley Gogolin assisted on both goals.

Abby Hersey had three saves for Gahanna, which improved to 15-4.

"It's something we've wanted to get done, to finally create some history for this program," Gogolin said. "Jerome's going to be tough, so we just have to go out and give it our best."

Tenth-seeded North, which got five saves from Kayla Angermeier, finished 8-6-3. Abbey Miltko had a pair of strong scoring opportunities that went wide of the goal when the Warriors were attempting to rally during the second half.

It was North's 17th appearance in a district final in the last 23 seasons, according to coach Tim Lawrence.

"We were a little bit off, but you have to give Gahanna credit," Lawrence said. "They have a very good team and they played well today. We just didn't seem to have it like we did the other night (in a 1-0 district semifinal win over) Hilliard Davidson."