The section soccer playoffs begin Tuesday. Owatonna's girls and boys get a rematch of a recent game against South Suburban teams to open up action. The OHS girls (No. 6 seed, 9-7) go to Farmington (No. 3, 8-6-2) for a 5 pm game. Radio coverage will be on AM 1390 KRFO / 94.7 FM and the app. The Huskies' boys (No. 4 seed, 10-5-1) host Lakeville North (No. 5, 9-3-2) at 7 pm Tuesday at the Lincoln Complex in Owatonna.

The OHS girls dropped a 1-0 decision at Farmington on October 2. Owatonna coach Nate Gendron says it was a good tune up, "Farmington's a tough team. They also play in that South Suburban league with Lakeville South and Lakeville North. They just have some skilled players. But that was probably one of the better games that we have played all season."

"Our girls were with them the entire game. And it was probably with 20 minutes left in the second half Farmington scored on a corner kick...Auna Johnson made some huge saves in goal. She was definitely the 'Player of the Game.' Our defense was really organized and structured. We just couldn't come out with a win," Gendron added.

The Owatonna boys beat North 1-0 on October 2 in Lakeville which was enough to get the home rematch in the post season. Huskies coach Bob Waypa said the team was disciplined, "We had a really nice game plan, frustrated Lakeville North. They kept sending players. And eventually what happens is late in games, when they expect to be up in the game, they'll take chances. And when they do, that's when we counter. Ryan Gregory broke in and got a nice goal."

Section 1AA girls soccer schedule
Quarterfinals, Tuesday, October 12
No. 6 Owatonna at No. 3 Farmington, 5 pm on AM 1390 KRFO / 94.7 FM
No. 7 Northfield at No. 2 Lakeville South
No. 5 Rochester Mayo at No. 4 Rochester Century
No. 8 Rochester John Marshall at No. 1 Lakeville North
Semifinals, Thursday, October 14 at high seeds
Finals, Tuesday, October 19 at high seed

Section 1AA boys soccer schedule
Quarterfinals, Tuesday, October 12
No. 5 Lakeville North at No. 4 Owatonna
No. 8 Farmington at No. 1 Lakeville South
No 7 Rochester John Marshall at No. 2 Rochester Century
No 6 Northfield at No. 3 Rochester Mayo
Semifinals, Thursday, October 14 at high seeds
Finals, Tuesday, October 19 at high seed

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