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Region semifinal prep soccer roundup

Winners punched tickets to the state tournament on Wednesday night

ROANOKE, Va. – In boys 3A west region semifinal action, perennial power Blacksburg ended Northside's run with a 2-0 win. Spotswood ousted Cave Spring 3-2. In girls 3A action, Blacksburg blanked Spotswood 3-0 while Western Albemarle shut out Lord Botetourt 2-0. And in 4A west region semifinal action, locals Salem and Jefferson Forest advanced with wins. The Spartans topped John Champe 1-0 in overtime. Salem edged Loudoun County 1-0 as well. The two will meet Friday at 7 in Forest.  in 5A boys south region action, Tuscarora edged Patrick Henry's postseason with a 4-2 win.