Rice Lake soccer

Rice Lake Warrior Parker Bowman controls a ball in stride shadowed by Spooner's Kody Busch in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs.

Rice Lake will play a third straight home game in the Division 3 high school soccer playoffs Thursday, Oct. 31. The Warriors downed Amery 9-1 on Saturday to advance to the sectional level. The No. 1-seeded Warriors will host No. 3 Unity/St. Croix Falls in Thursday's semifinal at Pug Lund Field at 7 p.m.

Rice Lake and Unity/St. Croix Falls met in the first game of the season in August, with the Warriors winning, 5-0.

Thursday's winner advances to the sectional title game Saturday, Nov. 2, in Waupaca against either No. 1 Waupaca or #3 Fox Valley Lutheran. The winner goes to the state tournament in Milwaukee the following week.

In Saturday's 9-1 win over No. 4 Amery, scoring goals for Rice Lake were Parker Bowman, Edgar Sanchez and Ben Kemp with three each. See Wednesday's Rice Lake Chronotype newspaper for complete coverage and photos.

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