Kayla Burton scored the game’s lone goal in the 43rd minute and the Monticello girls soccer team defeated Jefferson District rival Western Albemarle 1-0 in the Region 3C championship game on Thursday night in Bedford.
After suffering a pair of losses to the Warriors earlier this season, the Mustangs clamped down on defense Thursday, holding the defending Class 3 state champions scoreless. Both teams advance to the Class 3 state tournament. Monticello will host a state quarterfinal game on Tuesday, while Western Albemarle will play a road game.
CHS boys rally for title
The Charlottesville boys soccer team used a big second half to rally from a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeat Blacksburg 3-1 in the Region 4D championship game on Thursday night at Charlottesville High School.
Kyle Lehnert scored the equalizer shortly after halftime, then Joe Von Storch put the Black Knights ahead several minutes later. Lehnert added his second goal with 24 minutes remaining to put CHS in firm command.
The Black Knights will host Loudoun Valley in VHSL Class 4 state quarterfinals on Tuesday. The two teams met in last year’s state quarterfinals, with Loudoun Valley picking up a 3-1 victory.
Western boys dominate
The Western Albemarle boys soccer team won the Region 3C championship in dominating fashion on Thursday night, cruising to a 6-2 victory over Spotswood in Bedford. The Warriors jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Western will host a Class 3 state quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
William Monroe shut out
The William Monroe girls soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss to Brentsville in the Region 3B championship game on Thursday night. Abby Lewis, Madison Fitzpatrick and Catharine Forst each had a goal for the Tigers, who led 2-0 at halftime. The Greene Dragons will travel to Tabb for the VHSL Class 3 state quarterfinals on Tuesday.