The CCBC Essex men’s and women’s soccer teams both captured their respective titles during the Region XX championship tournament last week at Harford Community College.
It was the eighth straight Region XX title for the Knight men, while the women earned their first regional championship since 2012 (seventh overall;).
The Knight women defeated Frederick Community College 5-0 in Saturday’s championship game for their 18th consecutive win since dropping their opener.
Essex (18-1) also won its first Maryland JuCo title in women’s soccer for the first time since 2002.
Sparrows Point grad Danielle Zacierka scored three goals. Kara Dietrich (Perry Hall), the leading scorer in the NJCAA also scored a goal, her 49th of the season, and Taylor West had a goal.
Essex will host Sussex (N.J.) County on Friday at CCBC Catonsville in the NJCAA Northeast District semifinals. Game time is 4 p.m.
Frederick will face Monroe College in the other semifinal. The district winner receives an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division I tournament in Melbourne, Fla.
Monroe College is the top-ranked team in the NJCAA Division I. Essex is ranked 12th. Sussex is unranked.
Essex reached the Region XX final with a 10-0 win over College of Southern Maryland.
Dietrich scored five goals, while Zacierka, West, Jazmyn Smith (Patapsco), Mikayla Boyle (Eastern Tech) and Ashlyn Hales (Eastern Tech) each scored one goal.
The Essex men also had a 5-0 win in the Region XX final, beating CCBC Catonsville.
The Knights (16-3) advance to the NJCAA East District championship semifinal at Essex (N.J.) County College on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Alcolmi Rios (Perry Hall scored three goals against the Cardinals. Isaiah Price and Wilfred Tinay also scored.
Should the Knights win the East District title, they will earn a spot in the NJCAA Division I championships in Tyler, Texas.
Essex reached the regional final with a 7-1 victory over Harford Community College.
Daigo Adachi scored twice for the Knights. Andy Portillo, Sam Adunah, Marvin Martinez, Rezon Ahmeti and Axa Hernandez each scored one goal.
The Knights are trying for their first district title since 2008.
The Essex men are ranked ninth in the NJCAA this week. Essex County (11-1) is ranked 10th in the NJCAA.