Rice Lake soccer

Rice Lake's Ethan Peterson pushes the ball along the sideline with McFarland's Mason Brown in pursuit in Thursday's Division 3 state soccer semifinal in Milwaukee. McFarland advanced to the championship game with a 7-2 win over the Warriors.

MILWAUKEE – Rice Lake boys soccer finally suffered its first loss to a Division 3 opponent on Thursday, more than two months after playing its first match of the season. Unfortunately for the Warriors, it came in a win-or-go-home situation at Uihlein Soccer Park.

The Warriors couldn’t stop top-seeded McFarland’s powerful duo of Ethan and Zach Nichols, falling 7-2 in the Division 3 state semifinals. The brothers combined for four goals and an assist on an evening where temperatures dropped into the low 20s.

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