WHO: River Ridge (19-5-4) vs. Gulf (11-11-2) at 6; Land O'Lakes (20-3-1) vs. Ridgewood (12-7-1) at 8.
WHERE: Land O'Lakes.
AT STAKE: Winners of both games play Friday for the district championship, with both the champion and runner-up advancing to the regional playoffs.
OUTLOOK: Ridgewood struck early in Monday's 5-2 win over East Lake, and coach Ed McComiskey hopes it happens again. The Rams and Gators played an intense game (a 6-3 Gator victory) on Jan. 21. McComiskey and Land O'Lakes coach Mark Pearson said their players are eager to face one another again. Gulf does not pose much of a threat to River Ridge, but Knights coach Dave LaRoche will hear none of that talk and, like Pearson, said he planned to tell his players that the semifinals is the most important game of the season. River Ridge will focus on controlling the midfield and shadow Gulf's Sean Adair. _ STEVE LEE