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.

Columbia, the 10th seed, will visit seventh-seeded Millburn on Thursday.

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