Forward Nick Wuckovich's dribbler into the crease at 49 minutes ricocheted off a defender and into the net, giving Lake Braddock a 1-0 victory over W.T. Woodson in the final of the Virginia AAA Northern Region soccer tournament last night at McLean.

In the girls regional final, Lee's sharp passing took advantage of Jefferson's timid defense as the Lancers beat the defending champion Colonials, 2-1.

Lake Braddock advances to the semifinals of the state tournament and play Eastern Region winner Kecoughtan of Virginia Beach Thursday at 8 at McLean. The final will be held Friday, also at 8. There is no girls state tournament.

The Bruins should have won by a greater margin, but bad luck and superb goaltending by Woodson junior Dan Williams (nine saves) kept the game close. Four shots by Lake Braddock hit the crossbar, including two at point blan by Matt Schmidt. The Bruins outshot Woodson, 16-8.

"We knew it would be a one-goal game," said Lake Braddock Coach Jac Ciquala, whose team was 1-1-1 against the Cavaliers during the regular season.

In the girls final, Lee forward Nancy Cullen scored off a cross from Annette Meade midway through the first half, and sophomore forward Cathy Cassady scored what turned out to be the game-winner at 47 minutes.

Lee's swift front line of Cullen, Cassady and junior Vicki Mann moved easily against Jefferson's defense, outshooting the Colonials, 17-3, in the second half. The Lancers hit the crossbar three times and forced goalie Dianne Perine to make 14 saves.

Senior midfielder Cindy Webster scored Jefferson's goal with 27 minutes remaining on a three-on-one breakaway. PHOTO(By Richard Darcey for the W.P.):Woodson's Mike Rinaldi,right, deflects point-blank shot by Ken Fuesel. Braddock, Lee Soccer ChampsJac Ciquala, whose team was 1-1-1 against the Cavaliers during the regular season.

In the girls final, Lee forward Nancy Cullen scored off a cross from Annette Meade midway through the first half, and sophomore forward Cathy Cassady scored what turned out to be the game-winner at 47 minutes.

Lee's swift front line of Cullen, Cassady and junior Vicki Mann moved easily against Jefferson's defense, outshooting the Colonials, 17-3, in the second half. The Lancers hit the crossbar three times and forced goalie Dianne Perine to make 14 saves.

Senior midfielder Cindy Webster scored Jefferson's goal with 27 minutes remaining on a three-on-one breakaway.