On Tuesday morning the Sacred Heart girls’ soccer team was forced to end its season.
Sacred Heart had a positive COVID-19 test after its Monday game against Our Lady of Academy. The Crusaders will miss the playoffs as a result of having to cancel the remainder of their schedule with the MHSAA soccer season ending on Saturday.
“We had a positive COVID test after last night’s game from one of our players,” Sacred Heart Athletic Director Joe Falla Jr. said. “It’s unfortunate for all of our student-athletes. It is what it is. It’s part of our culture right now and it’s something we are dealing with. It’s not just us. It’s everybody and it’s unfortunate that we are the ones that it fell on this time. We just hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.”
While it is the team’s first quarantine, the program has missed players due to contact tracing throughout the season.
The Sacred Heart girls’ soccer team had played in the last five 1A/2A/3A division state championship games and were also the five-time defending South State champions.
Since 2010, the Crusaders have compiled a record of 141-44-15.