The soccer playoffs got started with quarterfinal round action on November 1.
In girls' play, No. 1 Pomperaug outlasted No. 8 Immaculate in a round of penalty kicks 7-5 to advance to face No. 5 Newtown, which built a two-goal lead before holding off No. 4 Masuk 2-1. No. 3 Weston edged No. 2 Brookfield 2-1, and No. 2 Notre Dame nipped No. 7 New Milford 2-1.
In the November 4 semis, Newtown will visit Pomperaug in a rematch of last year's championship game and Weston will travel to Fairfield to take on Notre Dame.
On the boys' pitch, No. 1 Weston got past No. 8 Bethel 1-0. The Trojans will take on No. 5 Immaculate which edged No. 4 New Milford 2-1 on Tristan DiNatale's late-game penalty kick in the November 5 semis. No. 3 Barlow blanked No. 6 Brookfield 4-0 and No. 2 Pomperaug bested No. 7 Bunnell, also 4-0. Barlow will meet Pomperaug in the November 5 semis.