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New Richmond out, Somerset still alive in soccer playoffs

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New Richmond was upset in the opening round of WIAA regional boys soccer tournament action, while Somerset barely avoided an upset.

New Richmond, the number seven seed in the Division 1 sectional bracket, lost to 10th seed Menomonie 1-0 on Tuesday. New Richmond struggled to get its offense on track throughout the wind-swept game Tuesday.

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Somerset fell behind Baldwin-Woodville 1-0 early in Tuesday's Division 2 regional tournament game. The Spartans took a 2-1 lead late in the first half on a penalty kick goal by Jon Bucklew.

Neither team scored in the second half, with Somerset holding on for the 2-1 win.

Somerset, the third seed in the regional, will play at Ashland at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the regional final. Ashland, the second seed, defeated Osceola 10-0 on Tuesday.

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