As most people know, Fall Sports have had a rough start this year due to COVID-19. The state government had delayed the season, and the Sweet Home Board of Education had expressed concern in playing the season. Students were adamant about playing, so they started a petition to save Sweet Home Fall sports. Eventually the Board voted to allow some of the fall sports to continue. One of the fall sports allowed to start was Varsity Girls Soccer.
The girls are excited and off to a great start! Emily Ha, a Girls Varsity Soccer player says the season looks very different due to COVID-19. Players have to wear masks during games, and many players find this to be a challenge as it is much harder to breathe while running up and down the field. Also different this year are the new spectator rules. With only a limited number of players on the team, the number of spectators watching every game is also limited. Each player is only permitted 2 spectators each, and each spectator must have possession of a spectator pass.
Another big change that occurred this season was combining the Varsity and JV soccer teams. This only allowed for a limited number of girls to play, and caused cuts to be made. Overall, the team thinks it’s a very big change, but it’s not bad. The team’s first game was on October 9th against Williamsville South in which the team fell 10-1 but they quickly bounced back with a 2-1 win against Starpoint. The team is in good shape and very excited for the rest of the season!
Praise is a freshman at Sweet Home High School. She enjoys playing field hockey and plans to write for various sections.