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WIAA regional soccer pairings announced

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Both the River Falls and Hudson boys' soccer teams will open the playoffs at home when WIAA regional action begins Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The Wildcats (13-6-0) earned the No. 5 seed in the 16-team regional and will host No. 12 D.C. Everest (5-11-1) Tuesday at 4 p.m. Hudson (8-11-0) drew the No. 8 seed and will host No. 9 Marshfield (6-10-2) at 7 p.m.

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A River Falls win would send them to the regional final against either No. 4 Wausau East (13-5-0) or No. 13 Lakeland (6-7-1) Thursday, Oct. 13, at the home of the highest remaining seed.

If Hudson wins Tuesday, they will face either top-seeded Eau Claire Memorial (14-5-1) or No. 16 Antigo (2-16-2) on Thursday.

WIAA sectional play continues with semifinals Thursday, Oct. 20 and finals Saturday, Oct. 22. The WIAA Boys State Soccer Championships will be held Oct. 27-29 at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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