Who to watch, what to know for Wilson's boys lacrosse district quarterfinal

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May 18—Wednesday's Class 3A quarterfinal: No. 7 Manheim Township at No. 2 Wilson, 7 p.m.

Wilson (18-2) vs. Manheim Township (11-7)

The Bulldogs

Who to watch: Junior faceoff specialist Matt Stitzel has been a key for an offense that averages 12.3 goals per game. He has won more than 80% of draws and was named Berks co-Player of the Year.

What to know: Beat Gov. Mifflin 11-2 for ninth straight Berks championship. ... Have won opening game in last eight district tournaments. ... Lone losses this season to Downingtown East (7-6) and Garnet Valley (11-6). ... Lineup includes five All-Berks picks: goalie Brayden Skipper, defenseman Troy Corson, attack Corey Powers, attack Ryan Strobel and FOGO Matt Stitzel.

The Blue Streaks

Who to watch: Goalies Tyler Moritzen (Mercyhurst) and Owen Hirsch (Fairfield) each have made college commitments.

What to know: Beat Dallastown 16-9 in first round. ... Own record five district titles, the most recent in 2018. ... Own district records for playoff victories (34) and games (41). ... Lost to Hempfield 12-10 in Lancaster-Lebanon League title game. ... Have reached five straight title games. ... Have played a brutal schedule, with losses to highly ranked Germantown Academy, Academy of the New Church and St. Joe's Prep. ... Have beaten Wilson three times in five districts meetings, including wins in the 2013 and 2014 championship games.

Winner plays: No. 3 Cumberland Valley or No. 11 Penn Manor Monday in semifinals.

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