PLAIN CITY -- Nobody gives you an extra game at state; you have to earn it.
A handful of area girls soccer teams earned quarterfinal round games with sterling performances in Tuesday's opening round action.
Fremont was locked in a tooth-and-nail battle with Jordan, with the score tied at 1-1 late in regulation when the Silver Wolves' Mikell Minnoch blasted in the game-winning goal to secure the 2-1 victory.
"Neither team wanted to go to overtime and settle it that way," Fremont assistant Fred Smith said. "Both defenses were so strong. The girls played very hard today."
The Beetdiggers opened the scoring on Krisna Arndt's shot off the post in the 15th minute, but the host Silver Wolves answered eight minutes later when Chansi Crompton sent a corner kick into the fray that Shaylee Baird headed into the top corner of the goal.
Both teams pressured the ball throughout the contest, and with about four minutes to play, Fremont's Felicia Terry set up Minnoch's shot with a nice pass.
Keeper Elizabeth Hales and the rest of the Fremont defense kept Jordan off the scoreboard the rest of the way.
"They had a couple of opportunities, and it was a close game to the end," Smith said. "We told the girls this is where you earn that extra playoff game."
Fremont will move on to play at Lone Peak on Thursday afternoon.
* ALTA 5, WEBER 0: At Sandy, the Hawks sent the Warriors home with a shutout loss.
The Weber defense held strong in the first half.
* DAVIS 9, COTTONWOOD 1: At Kaysville, the Darts cruised to an easy win to advance behind two goals each from Madi Garlock and Kenzie Harrison.
* NORTHRIDGE 0, BRIGHTON 0 (Northridge advances 4-3 on penalty kicks): At Sandy, the Knights' storybook season continues after knocking out the defending 5-A champions in penalty kicks.
Keeper Josi Manwill and the Northridge defense held Brighton scoreless through regulation and the two overtime periods.
In the PK shootout, Jamie Frye, London Crown, Lauren Ozdowski and Rilee Casteel scored goals.
* VIEWMONT 3, BINGHAM 0: At Bountiful, Alex Cook recorded the shutout and Sara Lorsheider, Krissy Page and Lizzy Rasmussen scored as the Vikings advanced.
* BONNEVILLE 1, HERRIMAN 0: At Washington Terrace, the Lakers had all they wanted from the Mustangs, scoring a second-half goal to advance to the quarterfinals.
Morgan Whitfield scored for Bonneville.
Megan Philpot posted the shutout for the defending 4-A champions.
* TIMPANOGOS 2, CLEARFIELD 1: At Orem, the favored home team overcame an upset bid by by the Clearfield Falcons.
the score was tied at halftime before Timpanogos' Savannah Brady scored the game-winner.
* SKY VIEW 4, OLYMPUS 2: At Smithfield, the Bobcats advanced with ease.
Stacy Bair scored a pair of goals for Sky View. Jessica Brooksby and Shakiah Saltern also scored.
* HILLCREST 4, MOUNTAIN CREST 1: At Salt Lake City, the Mustangs were stymied on the road, scoring a late penalty-kick goal.
* SKYLINE 5, BOX ELDER 0: At Salt Lake City, the Bees saw their season come to a close with a shutout loss.