R. Park-Mt. Hebron date won't be reset

Vikings coach says Reds don't want to play game

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

March 30, 2000|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

The girls lacrosse game between No. 1 Mount Hebron and No. 4 Roland Park, which was postponed last Friday when only one official showed up at Mount Hebron, will not be rescheduled.

Both coaches said they wish the game could have been made up, but Mount Hebron's Chris Robinson took it a step further.

"We are disappointed that Roland Park does not want to play us," Robinson said. "I am surprised that a school with a such a good reputation would act in an unethical manner by backing out of a commitment. We gave them every opportunity to reschedule but they do not want to play the game. It's an unfortunate situation for our players because they wanted to play."

Roland Park coach Tara Kramer said her players wanted to play the game, too. The Reds did show up last Friday at Mount Hebron ready to play. However, because of a scheduling error, only one official showed up, and everyone agreed it would not be safe to play the game.

Kramer said it was "very unfortunate" that the game will not be played.

"We look forward to playing them every year," Kramer said. "I'm just as disappointed that the game can't be made up. Unfortunately, it would be too disruptive within the Roland Park schedule."

Roland Park, which plays in the competitive IAAM A Conference, is scheduled to play six of the top nine teams in this week's Sun poll. That includes Mount Hebron.

Robinson said Mount Hebron, which has played Roland Park every season since 1993, will not schedule the Reds next season.

"I would like to play Mount Hebron [in the future]," Kramer said. "It's always been a great game between us. It just didn't work out this year."

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