Aurora -- Clinching a Chagrin Valley Conference championship is a great way to head into the postseason as the No. 4 seed in the Division I district tournament.
Aurora used a big 4-0 win at home over league rival Kenston to secure the CVC title on Oct. 10.
Veteran head coach Jason Bibza saw his club finish 5-0-1 in the CVC. Hawken finished 3-0-3, while Kenston slipped to 5-8-3 overall and 1-2-2 in the CVC.
The Lady Greenmen, 11-4-1 overall, was to face Kenston again -- in the opening round of the Kent Roosevelt district tournament on Oct. 14, but final results of the home match weren't available as of this writing.
The Bombers, seeded eighth in the tourney, elected to play Aurora, which snagged the fourth seed overall behind three teams that have been state-ranked this fall -- Twinsburg, Walsh Jesuit and Hudson.
In fact, Twinsburg and Walsh are the 1-2 teams in the latest OSSCA Ohio poll. Warren Howland and Nordonia are two other strong clubs as the fifth and sixth seeds.
Heading into the postseason, Aurora has only allowed three goals since the second week of September.
On Oct. 7 in non-league action, Aurora posted another shutout with a 5-0 victory over visiting North Canton Hoover (3-9).
If Aurora won the postseason opener, the Lady Greenmen would play a sectional final Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Twinsburg. The district semis will be Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. as Hudson looms on the bottom bracket.
Twinsburg is 15-0-1 and is the No. 1 ranked team in Ohio, but back in late August AHS battled the Tigers to a 2-1 loss in non-league action.
The Greenmen have sported an impressive 4-2 record against Division I teams this fall and were 7-2 against Division II schools. Twinsburg had 13 wins in Division 1.