One down, No. 1 to go for Millard North.

The Class A No. 4 Mustangs got a goal on a penalty kick from senior Kelly Elwood to knock off 10th-ranked Millard South 1-0 Thursday in the opening round of the Metro Conference girls soccer tournament.

The win moves the defending state champions into a quarterfinal throwdown with another cross-town rival — top-ranked Millard West — on Friday at 6 p.m.

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“I would say we put together a complete game finally,” Millard North coach James Abueg said. “We’re hoping that translates well for us tomorrow.”

Elwood’s score, her fourth goal of the year, came after a handling was called inside the box near the midway point of the first half. She deposited the ensuing penalty kick into the right side of the goal past Millard South keeper Maddie Smith.

It was enough to lift the Mustangs to the win, ending a two-game skid. In both of those losses — to Top 10 No. 4 Elkhorn South and second-ranked Omaha Marian — Millard North was either tied or leading at halftime.

“I thought we rebounded and came out and played,” Abueg said.

It was an important win against a Millard South bunch that had knocked off Elkhorn South earlier this week, he added.

“It allows us to kind of refocus and get back on track,” Abueg said. “I think it’s one of those things that can get us going again.”

Millard South (2-4).............0 0—0

At Millard North (4-2).........1 0—1

Goals: MN, Kelly Elwood.

Omaha Westside boys 1, Millard West 0

Senior Ethan Goldner scored in the 65th minute to lift Class A No. 9 Omaha Westside to the win over 10th-ranked Millard West. The Warriors advance to Friday’s 7 p.m. boys quarterfinal to face fourth-ranked Omaha Central, a 2-1 overtime winner over Elkhorn South on Thursday.

The Eagles got a goal from Anthony Gallardo in the second extra session to remain unbeaten on the season. Central beat Westside 2-0 when the teams faced off last month. Friday’s winner will advance to a Saturday semifinal against the winner of Omaha South-Omaha Bryan.

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