The Westminster Wolves of the Mason-Dixon Soccer League have picked a good time to start winning one-goal matches.
Earlier in the season, it was the Wolves on the short end of a number of one-goal affairs and it appeared their chances of reaching postseason play were remote.
But a three-game win streak in the final three weeks of the regular season catapulted them into seventh place and a playoff spot.
Sunday, they extended their win streak to four with a come-from-behind5-4, double-overtime upset win over second-seeded Mercersburg, Pa. in the first round of the playoffs.
The Wolves next travel to third-seeded Clear Spring, Washington County, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in semifinal round action in hopes of keeping their win streak alive and advancing to the league finals.
"We've settled in on a set line-up andhave been playing very well in these last few games," Wolves coach Mike Haddock said.
"In the past four games, we've been down and hadto come back, so we're flying high with confidence -- especially after beating Mercersburg Sunday, which had only one loss all year."
The Wolves are led offensively by league scoring leader Ed DeVincent,a Liberty High grad who finished the regular season with 12 goals and six assists, and Junior Anderson, who scored Sunday's deciding goalon a penalty kick in the second overtime period.
Clear Spring came away with a 2-1 regular season home win over Westminster early in the regular season.
They advanced to the second round with a 5-3 win over Williamsport, Washington County, Sunday.
"They're a very physical team," DeVincent said.
"If we play our game, I don't see why we can't make a game of it and even come out with a win."
In other sports this week:
* The Westminster Road Runners will conduct the 11th annual Frozen Finger Four Mile Run at noon Sunday, beginning at Sandymount Elementary School, east of Westminster.
All entrantswill receive a pair of runners gloves and a Pizza Hut coupon.
Entry fees are $2 for WRRC members and $3 for all others.
Men's basketball: Mary Washington at Western Maryland, 7:30
Women's basketball: Western Maryland at Mary Washington, 7