After winning three games in three days – including consecutive one-point victories – to capture its first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title, top-ranked Paul VI Catholic has just one day off before beginning play in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division 1 tournament.

The Panthers (29-2) on Wednesday host the winner of Tuesday’s game between Potomac School and Bishop Ireton.

A potential matchup looms with 11th-ranked Episcopal in Saturday’s championship game at Virginia State University in Petersburg.

“Some other teams might get tired, but I don’t see it happening to them,” Episcopal Coach Jim Fitzpatrick said, lauding Paul VI’s depth.

Episcopal (22-3) plays Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday’s game between O’Connell and St. Christopher’s of Richmond.

“It would be really exciting for us to match up with a team like Paul VI, but O’Connell has the talent to make a run,” Fitzpatrick said.