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Four local teams reach quarterfinals

T-Wolves, Knights, Bruins and Tigers eye state titles

After Tuesday's first-round matches in the state girls prep soccer state tournaments, here's how today's match-ups look for the Utah County squads.

4A quarterfinals

OLYMPUS AT MOUNTAIN VIEW: Mountain View went on the road to upset Murray and will benefit from Olympus' upset of Bountiful by getting an unexpected home game.

The Bruins are one of the hottest team in the state. They have an eight-game unbeaten streak and haven't lost in more than a month.

Look for Auna Janis and Maddie Wiscombe to get on the score sheet against Olympus. Aja Domingo was the hero of the shootout against Murray and has had a big year in goal.

The teams are averaging roughly the same number of goals per game. The winner will probably be whichever team takes the most advantage of its chances.

OREM AT DIXIE: Orem eased into the quarterfinals with a comfortable win. There will be nothing comfortable about the match up with Dixie.

For starters, the Tigers will have to go on the road, and the long trip down south is a far cry from the comfortable cross-valley trips the team is used to

Dixie is no slouch opponent either with a 12-3-2 record. The Flyers play a lot of 3A opponents during the season, but have proven themselves against regular 4A competition.

Orem will need its playmaker Kaitlyn Thomas to step up and score goals. Forward Anne Shallenberger also needs to make an impact for the Tigers.

5A quarterfinals

TIMPANOGOS AT RIVERTON: Riverton looks like the toughest opponent anyone in Utah Valley will face today, but Timpanogos has to be going into the game with some confidence.

The T-Wolves' young team grew up in a hurry in its first-round game against Weber and won't be intimidated by 15-1 Riverton.

The T-Wolves freshman-sophomore forward duo of Marissa Nimmer and Angelica Dickson will have to continue to play with confidence. Goalkeeper Alexa Anderson had a great game against Weber and Riverton will certainly test her.

Timpanogos will have the best chance to win if it keeps the game low-scoring and plays for possession.

JORDAN AT LONE PEAK: Lone Peak is poised to make another run at the 5A state championship game, but Jordan will be coming in confident that it can pull an upset.

Jordan finished third in the state's toughest region, and has some deadly scorers in Chelsie Sperry and Libby Lundquist.

For Lone Peak, it will be all about Shantel Flanary. Even if the senior forward doesn't score a lot, the Knights need her to be in positions to create chances.

If the Beetdiggers key on her, watch for Lora Katzenbach to have a big game. Goalkeeper Raven King will be facing probably her toughest test of the season, and will need to play well.