Rice Lake soccer

Rice Lake's Edgar Sanchez and Unity/St. Croix Falls' Joey Deluca square off for the ball in Thursday's Division 3 sectional semifinal soccer action in Rice Lake. The Warriors won in overtime, 2-1.

Jake Engebritson scored 8 minutes into the first overtime and Rice Lake went on to defeat Unity/St. Croix Falls 2-1 in a Division 3 soccer sectional semifinal Thursday night in Rice Lake.

The Warriors led 1-0 late in regulation before Unity/St. Croix Falls' Carter Kolve scored on a free kick with 56 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. Rice Lake had taken a 1-0 lead on Parker Bowman's goal at the 37-minute mark.

Warrior goalie Zach Holmstrom had eight saves.

The win puts Rice Lake (16-4-1) in the sectional championship game Saturday, Nov. 2, against Waupaca (11-6-3) in Waupaca. Game time is 4 p.m. Both teams entered tournament play as No. 1 seeds. Waupaca earned the sectional final with a 2-0 win over Fox Valley Lutheran.

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