U-32 (9-0) at Rice (7-1-1), 4:30 p.m. today
* Rice won both meetings last year, including a close quarterfinal victory on its way to a title. U-32 is ready to show division it belongs as a serious contender.
Essex (5-3) at Burlington (3-5), 7 p.m. today
* The Hornets are riding some confidence while the Seahorses are looking to squash a four-game losing skid.
Middlebury (6-3) at South Burlington (6-0), 11 a.m. Saturday
* The Rebels earned a decisive victory in the first meeting between these two rivals. Can Middlebury make Round 2 a tight affair?
BFA-St. Albans (9-0) at U-32 (9-0), 4:30 p.m. Saturday
* Both teams are capable of hitting 20 goals. Whose offense breaks out in this one?