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Tigers soccer tops Vikings, advances to sectional finals Saturday

New Richmond and Holmen battled in cold and wet conditions at New Richmond High School in the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinals on Thursday.

The No. 1 seeded New Richmond Tiger boys soccer team scored three goals in both halves to top the visiting No. 2 Holmen Vikings 6-2 to advance to Saturday's Division 2 sectional final at 4 p.m. in Merrill. The game was played at the New Richmond High School soccer field on Thursday, Oct. 26. 

The Tigers scored 11:32 into the first half and were able to go up 2-0 at the 18:44 mark of the first half. New Richmond rounded out its first half scoring at the 35:28 mark to go up 3-0. Holmen came back to notch its first goal of the game at 43:29. 

The second half opened with the Tigers scoring just over a minute and half into the half to take a 4-1 lead. New Richmond went up 5-1 at the 57:13 mark, and again at the 62:38 mark, to go up 6-1. Holmen made its first major push of the half to score its second goal of the game three minutes later. 

New Richmond will play the winner of No. 1 seed Pulaski and No. 2 Wausau East, which was played Thursday night in Pulaski. 

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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