ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- With preliminaries out of the way, the first round of the Essex County girls soccer tournament gets under way Thursday with eight games around the county.

Third-seeded Livingston will host 14th-seeded Belleville Thursday afternoon.

Thursday's survivors will advance to the quarterfinals to be played Saturday at the sites of the higher-seeded teams. The semifinals will be played as a doubleheader Oct. 15 at James Caldwell High School.

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The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 at Livingston High School at 5 p.m.
 

Thursday, Oct. 10

9-Glen Ridge at 8-Montclair Kimberley

10-Columbia at 7-Millburn

11-Verona at 6-West Essex

16-Cedar Grove at 1-Montclair

13-Bloomfield at 4-Mount St. Dominic

15-Caldwell at 2-West Orange

14-Belleville at 3-Livingston