CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A lot of times in sports, a team will go through a feeling out process for the opponent and the flow of the game.
That certainly wasn't the case for the George Washington boys soccer team on Tuesday evening.
The Patriots wasted little time going to work, beginning each half with a goal by Daniel Glines, and it was more than enough as GW earned a 3-0 victory over Woodrow Wilson in the Class AAA Region 3 Championship at the Trace Fork Soccer Fields.
The No. 1 ranked Patriots (21-0-2) advance to the State Tournament next weekend in Beckley. Woodrow Wilson's season ends at 12-6-4.
GW will play in a state semifinal game at approximately noon, Friday at the YMCA Soccer Complex's Cline Field, where they will play Region 2 champion Jefferson. The Cougars defeated Buckhannon-Upshur 1-0 on Tuesday night.
"It feels good and we are happy to go back," GW coach Tom Hopper said. "It feels good. When we started the season, we hoped to be in this kind of position. It certainly has worked out for us."
GW, which won the 2011 state championship, lost to Parkersburg in the semifinals of the State Tournament last season. With two more victories, the senior-dominated Patriots would complete an unbeaten season, capped by a second title in three years.
"It feels great to be back," said Glines, who had all three goals for the Patriots. "It's the best week and games of the year. We all are excited. We are going to just do whatever we have to do to try and win.
"Winning it all would mean everything. That is what we have worked for at the beginning of the season. That was the goal from the beginning of the season. If we can get it, there would be nothing better."