Quarterfinals on Monday
Western Albemarle at
Broad Run, 7
Park View at
Fauquier at Harrisonburg, 5
Waynesboro at Handley, 4
Semifinals on Wednesday
Harrisonburg-Fauquier vs. Charlottesvile-Park View
Handley-Waynesboro vs. Broad Run-Western
Final on Friday
Who You Know
Seniors Adam McDaniel (17 goals, 16 assists) and Brian Peters (14 goals, 12 assists) are the key cogs in Broad Run's offense, but the Spartans also have an impressive defensive tandem in goalkeeper Erik Reeves and stopper Russ Korte.
Although Park View doesn't keep record of its players individual stats, senior midfielder De Monh and sophomore forward Raymond Mends have combined for at least 24 goals this season, Coach Jeff Willingham said.
Fauquier relies on forward Eric Kilanksi (12 goals) to spark the offense and create scoring opportunities and brawny senior sweeper Troy McGuinness, the emotional leader, to head its defense.
Who You Should Know
Handley (17-2) has a senior-laden roster, including leading scorer and West Virginia-bound forward John Doran. The Judges stumbled against Fauquier but have rebounded to win nine straight, including two 3-0 victories against the Falcons.
Who Should Advance
Broad Run looks as though it would be the most likely to advance, but the Spartans enter this week after a loss in penalty kicks against Park View in the Dulles District final. Coach Jon Hicks has a positive outlook on the loss, though. "I think we played the best we have all season in that loss, and all it really came down to was finishing. We couldn't hit the broad side of a barn," said Hicks. "But now I think with our backs to the wall, when it's do or die, we'll do it."
Who Could Advance
Park View sat in third in the Dulles District for most of the season, but its mastery over Potomac Falls -- the Patriots were 2-0-1 against the Panthers -- led to a region berth. "We keep finding ways to win, and none of the guys have quit," Willingham said.
Park View has played short-handed most of the season and lost two more players -- defender Tony Paschall (concussion) and freshman forward Luis Torres (sprained ankle) -- in the Dulles final. But the Patriots have made do all season.
-- WILL TOUSSAINT