GCL South Goes 3-For-4 In Soccer Sectionals


Posted on 10/26/2015 at 9:43 p.m.

Elder, Moeller, St. Xavier Post Saturday Wins To Advance

Greater Catholic League South Division schools Elder, Moeller and St. Xavier each recorded victories in their respective sectional soccer tournaments Saturday, advancing to the sectional finals to be played this Tuesday evening at neutral sites.  All three schools posted shutout victories in their opening postseason matches to advance to the next round.  La Salle was the lone GCL South team to lose, falling by one goal to Sycamore.

Here is a look at the GCL South matches:

Elder 1, Colerain 0 – The Panthers, who tied St. Xavier for the GCL South championships this fall with a 2-1-3 league mark, got the game’s lone goal from junior Brandon Murphy to defeat Colerain and advance to meet neighborhood rival Oak Hills (11-5-1) in the Cincinnati Section 4 final at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton High School.  Elder (12-1-4) defeated the Highlanders, 3-0, on August 29 at Oak Hills.

Moeller 1, Anderson 0 – Senior midfielder Hayden Schriml netted the lone game’s goal for the Crusaders.  Moeller (6-5-7) advances to meet Eastern Cincinnati Conference champion Turpin (15-2-1) in the Cincinnati Section 3 final at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Princeton High School.  Turpin - which has won 11 of its last 12 matches, tying the oher one during that span - knocked off Moeller, 1-0, at Turpin on August 27.

St. Xavier 9, Amelia 0 – Nine different players scored a goal for the Bombers, who knocked off Amelia for the second straight year in sectional play.  St. Xavier (5-6-6) advances to meet Lakota West (11-6-1) in the Cincinnati Section 2 final at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lakota East.  West defeated the Bombers, 2-1, during the regular season on September 3 at West.

Sycamore 2, La Salle 1 – La Salle, which entered its match against Sycamore having won or tied five of its last six matches, came up just short in the Cincinnati Section 5 semifinals.  Still, it was a successful season for the Lancers (8-3-6) and coach Steve Schulten, who was voted GCL South Coach of the Year by his peers.  Sycamore advances to meet Lebanon in Tuesday’s final at Lakota West.