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Hudson soccer one win from state tourney

Hudson senior Alek Spasic looks to control the ball after making a slide tackle on Wausau East's Henry Nuckles. Bob Burrows photo.

The Raider boys' soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over Wausau East Thursday night, Oct. 18, to advance to the WIAA Division 1 sectional final Saturday, Oct. 20, against Eau Claire Memorial.

Hudson (19-4-2), the No. 2 seed in the 16-team bracket, and the top-seeded Old Abes (20-2-1) will meet for a berth in the state tournament at 2 p.m. at Chippewa Falls High School's Dorais Field. The winner will advance to the WIAA State Tournament next Thursday through Saturday at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

The two teams met twice during the regular season with Eau Claire Memorial winning both games by 2-0 scores.

In other postseason action Thursday night, the Hudson volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the WIAA regional semifinals with a 3-0 loss at Menomonie. The Mustangs advanced by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 and will face Marshfield in the regional final Saturday night in Marshfield.

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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