Schenectady girls’ soccer postpones 2 games over coronavirus-related concerns


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Schenectady High School has postponed its first two varsity girls’ soccer games after a member of the team was found to be in close contact with an individual not associated with the team who tested positive with the coronavirus.

Schenectady athletic director Steve Boynton said Thursday that no one associated with the team has tested positive with the coronavirus, including the team member who was placed in a 14-day quarantine following the exposure.

“No one in the soccer program has it,” Boynton said. “To be on the safe side, we held off practicing for a few days. We started back up on Wednesday.”

Boynton said the team had completed six practices before the hiatus, and needs to have 10 practices before it can play a game.

Schenectady postponed games scheduled for Saturday against Shaker and Tuesday against Troy, and is slated to play Colonie next Friday to begin its campaign.

The Shaker and Troy games have yet to be rescheduled, but Boynton said he anticipates that the Suburban Council competitions will be played.

“We should be back on track by the end of next week,” Boynton said.

The Shenendehowa boys’ varsity soccer team had to postpone its first two games last week because many of its players were quarantined following a coronavirus exposure at a club event and could not meet the 10-practice requirement.

Reach Jim Schiltz at [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.


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