Wednesday night provided some of the best local girls’ soccer matches of the year, as the regional finals pitted many top teams against each other. Maybe the most anticipated matchup was a Class 6 Region D battle between two undefeated teams: Madison and Patriot.
The game did not disappoint, as both teams played smart and physical and were scoreless at the end of regulation. In double overtime, Madison’s Faith Lee found Julia Leas on a cross, and Leas sent the Warhawks to states.
“Overtime isn’t so bad if you have the momentum going into it,” Madison Coach Devon Dowell said. “We were constantly attacking in the final minutes of regulation, so I told them just to carry that momentum into overtime.”
The win sets up a meeting with Chantilly in the regional title game. Elsewhere in the area, Woodson will face South County in the Class 6 Region C title game, Briar Woods has a matchup with Potomac Falls in Class 5 Region C and Woodgrove will face Loudoun County for the 4C championship.
1. Madison (15-0-2) Last ranked: 1
After winning the battle of the undefeateds, the Warhawks will face Chantilly in the regional title game.
2. Chantilly (14-3-2) LR: 7
The Chargers topped Yorktown in penalty kicks to set up a meeting with Madison in the Class 6 Region D title game.
3. Briar Woods (16-1-2) LR: 5
The Falcons scored twice in the final 10 minutes to beat Stone Bridge in the regional semifinals.
4. Potomac Falls (18-3-1) LR: 4
The Panthers are headed to states after a 4-0 win over Thomas Jefferson.
5. Yorktown (17-2-1) LR: 2
The Patriots’ season ended with penalty kicks against Chantilly.
6. Patriot (18-1-0) LR: 3
The Pioneers’ magical season ended in double overtime against Madison.
7. W.T. Woodson (14-1-3) LR: 9
Goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz helped keep the Cavaliers’ season alive with a 2-0 win over T.C. Williams.
8. Woodgrove (15-1-2) LR: NR
Dalani Stephens and Lexi Trombly scored in the Wolverines’ 2-0 win over Sherando in the Class 4 Region C semifinals.
9. Battlefield (13-5-0) LR: 6
The Bobcats fell to Yorktown, 2-0, ending their season in the second round of the Class 6 Region D playoffs
10. T.C. Williams (16-2-0) LR: 8
The Titans couldn’t find the back of the net in a 2-0 season-ending loss to W.T. Woodson.
Dropped out: No. 10 Tuscarora (10-4-3)
On the bubble: Woodbridge, Loudoun County