Broadneck girls to forfeit soccer opener

August 22, 2008|By GLENN GRAHAM

The Broadneck girls soccer team will forfeit its first game of the 2008 season after it was determined the team held too many practices in conjunction with its summer league program, according to a news release issued by Anne Arundel public schools.

Under a rule adopted by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association during the 2007-08 school year, high school teams can compete in summer league under the guidance of their regular-season coach provided practices are held in proportion to the number of games played and do not extend beyond the summer league season. The release stated Broadneck practiced the day after the summer season concluded. The Bruins' opener - set for Sept. 5 against St. Mary's - will still be played and recorded as a forfeit win for the Saints.

Broadneck coach John Camm, who coaches three club teams in the summer and runs eight soccer camps, said it was a misunderstanding.

"Basically, I made a mistake setting up the team schedule and when we caught the mistake, we canceled the last two practices. The board investigated the matter, ruled on it, we accepted it and are ready to move on," Camm said.

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