But on their way were a pair of opponents: first the Jordan Beetdiggers, who they dispatched 4-0; second were the West High Panthers, who they also took care of 3-0 on Thursday afternoon.
In the Darts first game against Jordan, the Darts came out firing in the first half, sending crosses into the penalty box area and making it look easy against the Region 4 team.
In that game, Kenzie Harrison scored twice and teammates Erin Swenson and Katelyn McLeod each had a goal to lift the Darts to the quarter finals against West.
Dani Mackay recorded another shutout for Davis in that game, her 11th shutout of the season at the time.
Thursday’s action pitted the Darts against the second place team from Region 2, the Panthers.
In the first half of the contest, Davis scored a pair of goals to take a two goal lead at the half; however, the score could have been much higher.
After both teams played well on defense for the first 20 minutes, the Darts were able to get a shooting opportunity.
After a free kick from West, Davis had stolen the ball and began to head upfield.
Three passes later the ball found the foot of Kenzie Harrison, whose shot went off target to the right of the net.
Eight minutes later, however, the Darts put up the first goal of the half when Annie Johnson found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
It didn’t take Davis long to extend their lead. Just two minutes later, McLeod was fouled inside the penalty box, giving her a free penalty kick.
She took two steps and fired the ball to the back of the net for Davis’ second goal of the half.
West had no answers for Davis’ dangerous offense, as the majority of the second half was spent on the Panther’s side of the field.
Within minutes of each other, the Darts had four good looks at extending their lead to three goals, only to come up short in each attempt.
But in the 75th minute, Harrison scored her only goal of the contest when she received a pass from Johnson.
The Darts remained in the lead by that score until the end of the contest.
“It’s just a matter of finishing our games,” said Dart coach Souli Phonsavath of getting into the semifinals. “No matter who you play it’s going to be tough.
“Whoever we’re going to face deserves to be there; we just have to be ready.”
The Darts will take on the Brighton Bengals, Tuesday at Juan Diego.