ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The West Orange boys soccer team has been awarded the fourth seed in the upcoming Essex County Tournament.

The Mountaineers (8-3-1) have received a double-bye into the round-of-16 and are scheduled to play their first game Thursday, Oct. 18. West Orange will play the winner of Monday's game between 13th-seeded Verona and 20th-seeded Orange.

Montclair is the first seed, Millburn No.2 and Seton Hall Prep the No. 3 seed. West Orange's bracket also includes Newark East Side, the No. 5 seed.

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Among the teams seeded ahead of West Orange, the Mountaineers have lost to Montclair and Seton Hall Prep, but have beaten Millburn.

Kalleo Mendes leads West Orange in both goals and assists with 10 apiece. Brian Merlos is second on the team in assists with five.