No. 8 DeMatha at No. 2 Paul VI Catholic, Today, 6: The Panthers (17-1) are coming off their first loss of the season, a 5-3 defeat against Good Counsel, and will be without one of their best players, Alex Gregory (back sprain). Three-time WCAC champion DeMatha, meantime, has won two in a row.
No. 7 Westfield at Herndon, Friday, 6:30: Westfield (9-2, 1-1 AAA Concorde District) will be looking to bounce back from losses to Oakton and St. John's last week. Herndon (7-1, 1-1) is also coming off its first defeat against Oakton. Softball
Hylton at Gar-Field, Tomorrow, 4: Gar-Field (10-2) had won five consecutive Cardinal District titles before Hylton (6-3) snagged the past two. No. 6 Oakton at Madison, Tomorrow, 6:30: Rematch of last year's Northern Region final, won by Madison, 2-0. The week doesn't get any easier for the Warhawks (9-2), who will host Langley -- 4-0 winners over Madison last month -- on Friday.