Beachside advances in soccer tourney

Beachside, a Fairfield County-based team that also includes Marcus Tracy, Brian Miles and Nick Mentesana of Newtown, needs only a win or a tie today against the Rochester Junior Rhinos to advance to the tournament semifinals. The winner of Region I (East Coast) advances to the national final four in Orlando.

Beachside won its first game of group play on Thursday as Tracy scored all three goals in a 3-1 win over the PDA Conquistadors of New Jersey.

The Oakwood Soccer Club's U-19 team also won the first game of its respective regional on Thursday, 1-0, on a goal by Ryan Tracy of Newtown.