Elkins defeated Lewis County 3-1 Wednesday in Class AAA, Region II, Section 2 tournament action at Elkins High School.
Cord Elmer, Jacob Schoonover and Daniel Crawford all had goals for Elkins.
Elmer also had an assist for the Tigers (9-8-2).
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Elkins’ Cord Elmer battles Lewis County’s Nathan Louk for possession of the ball Wednesday in the Tigers’ 3-1 victory at Elkins High School. The Tigers move on to play Buckhannon-Upshur at 3 p.m. Saturday for the sectional championship in Tennerton.
Chris Santalucia scored on a free kick for the Minutemen.
Elkins outshot Lewis County 9-1 in the contest and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
"Although we had low energy at times, our passing was great tonight and led to some great chances that we finished," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "This was a good win and we look forward to the sectional final against Buckhannon-Upshur on Saturday."
Elkins travels to Buckhannon-Upshur at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
TENNERTON - Buckhannon-Upshur scored early, and held on tight for a hard-fought 1-0 victory over visiting Hampshire in sectional boys soccer action. With the win, the Bucs of head coach Mike Donato advance to the title game of Class AAA Region II, Section 2 tourney.
"We did our best this week to keep the team focused and to get them to realize that we are starting a new season," Donato said. "For the most part we did a good job of that. The Hampshire team we saw tonight was not the same team we saw earlier in the season."
Buckhannon-Upshur scored the game's lone goal in the fourth minute of action. Dylan Hall tallied past the far post, connecting on a cross from Matt McCoy. Goalkeeper Chris Orwig and the Buc defense took over from there, recording a key postseason shutout.
"We gave possession back a lot tonight, but we were able to not let Hampshire create a lot of chances from that," Donato said.
Buckhannon-Upshur led in shots on goal 10-5, and in corner kicks 7-4. Orwig collected a total of five saves in net. Trojan keeper Levi Moreland ended the evening with nine saves.
B-U improves to 13-8 with the victory. The Bucs will host Elkins Saturday at 3 p.m. for the sectional title.