(Oakland) In their first state soccer appearance in school history, the Riverside Bulldogs will see Iowa City Regina as their first round opponent. Riverside is the #6 seed in the tournament with a 12-5 record. Regina's 12-1 mark has them as the tourney's #3 seed. The two teams are scheduled for 12:15 Thursday on court 7 at Cownie Soccer park in Des Moines.
A Bulldog win would put them in the semi-finals against either #2 seed Columbus Catholic, Waterloo or #7 seed West Liberty. Other first round games have top seeded 15-0-1 Dyersville Beckman Catholic taking on 9-9 Des Moines Christian and #4 seed Nevada opposes 10-5 MOC-Floyd Valley. The first game starts at noon on Thursday, the second round is Friday, and the championship and consolation games will take place on Saturday.