Suburban Council girls’ soccer championship game between Shaker and Shenendehowa canceled due to COVID-19 case; teams declared co-champions

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The championship game of the Suburban Council girls’ soccer tournament between Shenendehowa and Shaker scheduled for Saturday morning in Clifton Park was canceled due to a presumptive positive COVID-19 case in the Shaker team, and the two teams were declared co-champions.

According to a statement from the North Colonie Central School District, “[Saturday] morning, the North Colonie Central School District became aware of a presumed positive COVID case associated with the Shaker High School girls varsity soccer team. The team was scheduled to play in a highly anticipated game against Shenendehowa this morning at 11 a.m. for the Suburban Council Championship. Out of an abundance of caution, and for the health and safety of the Shaker and Shenendehowa athletes, the two teams decided to cancel today’s game. The teams will be named co-champions for the 2020-21 season.”

The statement added that district administrators would address the Shaker team later Saturday afternoon. The district is in contact with the Albany County Health Department and are “working to identify the individual’s close contacts in the school community.”

Shenendehowa and Shaker finished tied atop the Suburban Council standings during the regular season, with the teams’ lone meeting finishing in a draw. For the tournament, Shenendehowa received the No. 1 seed by virtue of a better goal differential.

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