LUCASVILLE - Eli Duff is enjoying a productive postseason.
The 6-foot-2 senior striker scored two goals as Warren shut out Waverly, 4-0, in an Ohio Division 2 district boys' soccer final at Lucasville Valley High Saturday.
Warren, a repeat district title champion, advances to regional "Sweet 16" competition, and will play the Bexley Lions in a semi at Logan High at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Warren’s Alex Miller (32) dribbles forward as Waverly’s Nick Bradley (14) rushes over to defend. Behind Miller is Warrior teammate Evan Yabs (9). Warren won the district championship match 4-0 over Waverly at Valley High Saturday.
Bexley (12-3-4) beat Columbus St. Francis DeSales, 2-1, Saturday night.
Duff, who leads the Andrew Johnson-coached Warriors in goals with 17, is averaging a goal a match in the four playoff matches. After going scoreless in the royal blue and white's 3-0 sectional opener win against Jackson, he got the equalizer in his team's 2-1 sectional final overtime triumph over Marietta.
Duff then added an insurance goal in Warren's 4-0 win against Fairfield Union in a district semifinal.
Warren 4, Waverly 0
at Valley High, Lucasville
Warren (14-2-4) 4 0 - 4
Waverly (16-3) 0 0 - 0
War: Alex Miller, unassisted, 12th minute
War: Eli Duff (16), unassisted, 18th minute
War: Duff (17), assist Miller, 20th minute
War: Nick Koch (11), assist Ty Kroner (corner kick)
Next match: Warren vs. Bexley in a regional semi at Logan High at 7 p.m. Wednesday
Warren (14-2-4) jumped all over Waverly in the opening half. After Alex Miller beat Tiger keeper Caleb Moore with a long perimeter shot in the 12th minute, Duff made it 2-0 when he put the finishing touch on Nick Koch's shot off the crossbar.
About midway through the first half, Duff stretched Warren's lead to 3-0 when he booted home Miller's cross. Just before the break, Koch scored with Ty Kroner assisting, and the Warriors owned a commanding 4-0 halftime advantage.
In the second half, Warren coasted home with the district final victory, its second in as many years against Waverly.
Last year, Warren bowed out 3-0 in the regional to DeSales.