The Dublin Coffman girls soccer team defeated Westerville North 3-0 in a Division I regional semifinal Oct. 29 at Westerville Central.

The Shamrocks improved to 14-1-5 and will play Olentangy Orange or Marysville in a regional final Nov. 2 at a neutral site. North finished 15-4-1.

“In the first 10 (minutes), we were under a little bit of pressure and they had some chances to go up,” Coffman coach Costa Kalorides said. “We were able to get that first goal to alleviate a little bit of stress and set the tone for us.”

Addie Vaccari scored with 11 minutes, 28 seconds left in the first half to help the Shamrocks seize control of the contest. Kinsey Crabtree and Simone Rivard-Roberts also scored for Coffman, and goalkeeper Olivia Alford made six saves.

North goalie Abby Markley had 10 saves.

“Coffman does a really good job of capitalizing on your mistakes,” North coach Ricky Konkolewski said. “We made some mistakes and they did just that.”


Columbus Academy 1, Lynchburg-Clay 0

Aniah Crockett scored off an assist from Annalise Grammel to lead the Vikings past Lynchburg-Clay in a Division III regional semifinal Oct. 29 at Chillicothe.

Academy improved to 15-3-2 and advanced to a regional final for the first time in the program’s 17-year history. The Vikings will play Zanesville Rosecrans for the regional championship Nov. 2 at a neutral site.

“It speaks volumes about the kids,” coach Matt Thompson said. “They just keep grinding, just keep battling and they believe in each other. I’m really happy for them. It’s a really nice thing for Columbus Academy girls soccer. They’ve worked very hard for this.”

Crockett scored with 31:28 remaining in the second half and Vikings goalie Sophie Spolter had three saves. Clay goalie Serena Smith made 11 saves.

Academy defeated Rosecrans 1-0 on Sept. 14 in an MSL-Ohio Division contest.

“Tom Hutcheson is a great coach,” Thompson said of Rosecrans. “They have some really good athletes. They’ll be ready for us.”

—Frank DiRenna