(10-8-17) Today was the day boys and girls soccer teams from around Ohio found out who their first round matches will be with in the 2017 OHSAA Soccer Tournaments. this is the first year that soccer has played with the new competitive balance plan in place.
At Elida in D II, Celina and St. Marys will have a re-match of the lake rivals, the Roughriders broke a long losing streak to Celina on September 28th 1-0.
The District features 9 of the 10 WBL teams (O-G is in D III), along with Upper Sandusky.
Coldwater picked up the #2 seed at the D III Ottoville District, the Cavs picked up a first round by and will play the winner of the Delphos Jefferson (1-7)-Lincolnview (4-7) game and will be hosting it on October 18th at Cavalier Stadium. The Cavs beat Lincolnview on September 26th 10-0.
Kalida is the #1 seed and is in the Top Braket and will play the Miller City-Paulding winner on October 18th.
At Elida, Celina will be in the Upper Bracket and will play Napoleoan on October 17th at 5:00pm. Should the Bulldogs win they move on to play Kenton, who they lost to earlier this year 2-1.
Last season the Bulldogs made it to the State Final Four before losing to Revere 2-0.
Just like the Girls D II District at Elida, nine of the 10 WBL teams are in the bracket, joined by Napoleoan and Upper Sandusky.