DANBURY — Two down, one to go for the Immaculate High School girls soccer team in its quest to win the SWC championship.

The top-seeded Mustangs, who haven’t been beaten or tied by a conference opponent all season, advanced to the SWC title game with a 2-0 victory over fourth-seeded Notre Dame of Fairfield Monday afternoon. Immaculate will face the winner of Tuesday’s semifinal match between sixth-seeded Weston and second-seeded Newtown in the final, which is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at a site yet to be determined.

The Mustangs will be making their first appearance in the championship match since they lost to New Milford on penalty kicks in 2014 — and they’re hungry to do it again.

“It feels great. Since freshman year, we’ve been wanting this, and finally we get to do it,” said Immaculate senior Dominique Valentine, who assisted Audrey Sedensky on Immaculate’s goal in the 19th minute, then provided an unassisted dagger in the 79th minute. “We’re excited and we feel great about it. We just have to keep believing in ourselves, and I think we can do it.”

It was a fierce battle between two powerhouse teams and two familiar rivals. Remember, these two teams played to a scoreless tie in last year’s Class M state championship match.

“Immaculate is an experienced team, and they do what they have to do to win the game,” Notre Dame coach Wayne Mones said. “They don’t get flustered, they stay within their game plan, and with our inexperience, we got flustered.”

It was a blustery day at Mustang Valley, and Immaculate was running into a stiff wind in the first half, which made Sedensky’s goal even more important. That gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead heading into the second half, when they had the wind at their backs.

“If you make a mistake, a good team punishes you, and they punished us with that goal,” Mones said.

And what a goal it was. Valentine delivered a beautiful cross from the right wing to Sedensky, who was charging down the middle of the field. Sedensky gathered the ball, made a quick move around the goalkeeper and tucked a shot into the open net.

“To get one going against the wind, I felt a little more comfortable going into the second half,” Immaculate coach Nelson Mingachos said. “I thought we played a little better in the second half, and with Dominique scoring that one at the end, it was like the icing on the cake.”

Valentine scored unassisted in the 79th minute off a scrum in front of the Lancer net. Immaculate goalkeeper Kristen Roessler made one save to preserve the shutout — the Mustangs have 12 shutouts this season, including two straight in the playoffs. Notre Dame goalkeeper Sam Camacho made three saves.

TIME TO REGROUP

The Lancers will rest up and get ready for the state tournament, where they have done quite well in recent years, winning back-to-back titles. Notre Dame has moved up to Class L this year, and with a 10-2-4 regular-season record, is certain to secure one of the top seeds when the pairings are announced on Friday.

“I’m very happy with these girls,” Mones said. “They’ve improved a lot during the season, and to be 11-3-4 at this point, if you would have told me that at the beginning of the season, I would have taken that whole-heartedly. So, we have to regroup and get ready for the state tournament. That will be our next focus.”

WHO’S NEXT?

Immaculate will have to wait until Tuesday afternoon to find out its championship-game opponent, as the semifinal between Weston and Newtown, which was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, was postponed because the Newtown schools were closed due to power outages and road closures caused by the wind and rain. That gave Immaculate an extra day to prepare for the final, although Mingachos is confident his team will be ready no matter which team advances.

“Newtown, the number two seed, is outstanding,” Mingachos said. “And Weston is another great team. Whichever team it is, it’s going to be a great game.”

For what it’s worth, Immaculate beat Weston 2-1 and Newtown 2-0 during the regular season.

IMMACULATE 2,

NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD 0

SWC semifinals

NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD0 0 — 0

IMMACULATE1 1 — 2

Records: Notre Dame 11-3-4; Immaculate 17-1-0. Goals: I—Audrey Sedensky, Dominique Valentine. Assists: I—Valentine. Goalies: NDF—Sam Camacho (3 saves); I—Kristen Roessler (1 save).