The Lansdale Catholic girls soccer team made its first ever appearance in the state playoffs Tuesday and unfortunately for the Crusaders it was a short stay, as they fell to Villa Maria 1-0 in the first overtime at West Chester East.
LC coach Tom O'Donnell talked after the game about Villa Maria's game-winner along with the Crusaders season in total, which included LC reaching the Philadelphia Catholic League final a second-straight season and also winning the District 12 Class AA title.
The area's two Class AAA schools that made states, Pennridge and Central Bucks West, kept their season alive with first-round victories Tuesday night.
District One runner-up Pennridge edged the Unionville, the fifth-place side from District One, 1-0 at Harriton. The Bucks, who are the third seed from District One, headed up the Northeast Extension to Memorial Stadium in Scranton and bested Distict Two champ Abington Heights 1-0.
The Class AAA quarterfinal round is Satuday with CB West facing District One sixth seed Conestoga, which upset District One champ Council Rock South 1-0. Pennridge takes on PCL and District 12 champ Archbishop Wood, as the Vikings topped District One fourth seed West Chester East 2-1.