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By Paul Lecker

For Zaleski Sports

The brackets for the 2021 WIAA girls soccer playoffs have been released.

Play begins with regional quarterfinals in Divisions 3 and 4 and regional semifinals in Divisions 1 and 2, on Tuesday, June 8. Regional semifinals in Division 3 and 4 will be Thursday, June 10, with regional finals in all four divisions on Saturday, June 12. Sectionals will be played on Thursday, June 17, and Saturday, June 19.

The four sectional champions in each division will qualify for the 2021 WIAA State Girls Soccer Tournament on June 24-25 at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. The Division 2 and 1 state tournament, both semifinals and championship matches, will be on Thursday, June 24. The Division 3 and 4 semifinals and finals will be Friday, June 25.

Locally in Division 1, Wisconsin Rapids earned a No. 3 seed and will host Eau Claire North, No. 5 Wausau West will be at No. 4 D.C. Everest, and No. 7 Stevens Point will play at No. 2 Appleton North.

Marshfield, which qualified for the state tournament in 2019, is the No. 2 seed in the bottom half of the Division 2 Sectional 1 bracket and will be at home on Wednesday against No. 7 Portage/Poynette at 7 p.m. at Heiting Community Stadium.

Wausau East is the No. 5 seed in the same bracket and will play at No. 4 Reedsburg.

In Division 3, Mosinee is the No. 4 seed in the Sectional 1 bracket and will be at home against No. 5 New London in a regional semifinal June 10. In the same bracket. No. 6 Medford will be at No. 3 Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia.

In the bottom half of the Division 4 Sectional 1 bracket, undefeated Wisconsin Rapids Assumption was left with a No. 4 seed, and will host No. 5 Richland Center in a regional semifinal June 10 at 7 p.m.

Here is a look at all of the regional pairings:

2021 WIAA Girls Soccer Playoffs

Division 1

Sectional 1

Regional Semifinals

Tuesday, June 8

No. 8 Superior at No. 1 Hudson, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Wausau West at No. 4 D.C. Everest, 7 p.m. (D.C. Everest Middle School)

No. 6 Eau Claire North at No. 3 Wisconsin Rapids, 7 p.m. (Washington Elementary School)

No. 7 Chippewa Falls at No. 2 Eau Claire Memorial, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Green Bay East/Green Bay West at No. 1 Kimberly

No. 5 Green Bay Preble at No. 4 Bay Port

No. 6 Appleton West at No. 3 De Pere

No. 7 Stevens Point at No. 2 Appleton North

Sectional 2

Regional Semifinals

Tuesday, June 8

Top half, TBA

No. 8 Hartford at No. 1 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels (Quad Park)

No. 5 Menomonee Falls at No. 4 Germantown

No. 6 Mequon Homestead at No. 3 Brookfield East

No. 7 Hartland Arrowhead at No. 2 Sussex Hamilton

Sectional 3

Regional Semifinals

Tuesday, June 8

No. 8 Janesville Parker at No. 1 Kettle Moraine

No. 5 Watertown at No. 4 Janesville Craig

No. 6 Lake Geneva Badger at No. 3 Mukwonago

No. 7 Beloit Memorial at No. 2 Oconomowoc

No. 8 Madison La Follette at No. 1 Waunakee

No. 5 Middleton at No. 4 Verona

No. 7 Madison East at No. 2 Sun Prairie

Wednesday, June 9

No. 6 Madison Memorial at No. 3 Madison West

Sectional 4

Regional Semifinals

Tuesday, June 8

No. 5 Milwaukee Reagan at No. 4 West Allis Hale

No. 6 Milwaukee King at No. 3 Oak Creek

No. 5 Racine Case at No. 4 Racine Park

No. 6 Racine Horlick at No. 3 Kenosha Indian Trail