The Columbus School for Girls cross country team finished third in the CCL meet Oct. 13 at Otterbein.

Four Unicorns set personal-record times and two others posted season-best times as CSG scored 64 points to finish behind Watterson (30) and DeSales (53) and ahead of Hartley (71) and Ready (144).

"Last year we finished fourth and had 90 points, so this is a vast improvement over last year," coach Patrick Helgerman said. "(The girls) have indicated to me that we are ready for the level of competition we will race at district (this) week."

Rebecca Tepper placed seventh of 34 runners in 21 minutes, 42.29 seconds and Natasha Spivak was ninth in 21:54.92. Both times were personal records by 11 seconds.

Elizabeth Tierney (10th, 21:55.42), Eleanor Richardson (14th, 22:13.45) and Lauren Sloan (24th, 23:16.69) rounded out the team scoring. Sloan's time was her career best, while Tierney and Richardson ran season-best times.

Tepper, Spivak and Tierney all earned second-team all-CCL honors.

Also competing for CSG were Sabrina Morse (26th, 23:25.28) and Sarah O'Dell (27th, 23:37.96). Morse's time was a career best by 41 seconds.

The Unicorns will compete in the Division III, district 1 race Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hilliard Darby. The top four teams and top 16 individuals advance to the regional meet Oct. 27 at Pickerington North.

Postseason underway for soccer team

The soccer team took a three-game losing streak and a 6-9-1 record into the Division III district tournament.

Seeded seventh of 16 teams, CSG played 10th-seeded Fisher Catholic in the first round Oct. 16.

The winner plays second-seeded Grandview or 15th-seeded Cristo Rey in the second round Thursday, Oct. 18, at the home of the higher seed. That winner likely will play at fourth-seeded Columbus Academy or sixth-seeded Johnstown in a district semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The district final is Oct. 27.

The Unicorns lost to Hartley 1-0 on Oct. 6, Zanesville Rosecrans 2-0 on Oct. 8 and Academy 4-1 on Oct. 10 before entering the postseason.

Hattie Person scored against Academy.

Field hockey team tops Bears, Irish

The field hockey team won its final two games of the regular season and was 5-10 entering the postseason.

Seeded 14th of 18 teams, CSG played third-seeded Worthington Kilbourne in a second-round district tournament game Oct. 17.

The winner plays host to fifth-seeded Olentangy Liberty, seventh-seeded Upper Arlington or 15th-seeded Hartley in a district semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 23. The district final is Oct. 27 at Liberty.

The Unicorns defeated Olentangy Berlin 5-1 on Oct. 8 and Dublin Scioto 2-0 on Oct. 11.

Against the Bears, Gia Noel Manokas scored three goals and Hannah Lonser and Ellen Monahan both scored one.

Volleyball team begins postseason

The volleyball team won four of its final five regular-season matches and was 8-11 before playing at ninth-seeded London or at home against 16th-seeded Buckeye Valley in the second round of the Division II district tournament Oct. 17.

CSG, which is seeded 14th of 25 teams, had a first-round bye.

The second-round winner likely faces second-seeded Big Walnut in a district semifinal Oct. 25 at Licking Heights. The district final is Oct. 27 at Licking Heights.

Season concludes for tennis team

Senior Rosie Gliatis and junior Helen Hoag represented the tennis team in the Division II district tournament held Oct. 11 at CSG and Oct. 13 at Reynoldsburg.

The duo lost 6-1, 6-0 to Academy's Carmen Merkel and Lauren Motta in the first round.

Gliatis and Hoag qualified for district by finishing third in the home sectional Oct. 5 and 6. At district, the top four finishers advanced to the state tournament Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

Also at sectional, juniors Haley Tobias and Megan Hardy reached a district-qualifying match in doubles, senior Emma Showe and sophomore Sophia Vershinin reached district-qualifying matches in singles and junior Sophia Perry lost in the first round in singles.

Also on the roster was senior Paige Parker, who had to sit out the second half of the season because of OHSAA transfer rules.

bemerine@thisweeknews.com

@Brad_ThisWeek