Ineligible player costs Old Mill girls soccer win


Old Mill's girls soccer team (6-2), ranked No. 10, had to forfeit Tuesday's 2-1 win over Arundel because it mistakingly used an ineligible player, said coach Bruce Sponsler.

Sponsler said the player had received a red card during last Friday's game and should have sat out the next game. A new state rule says that a player receiving a red card for any reason must miss the next game. In the past, that only applied to players ejected for fighting.

Sponsler said in a statement yesterday: "I accept full responsibility for our forfeit loss to Arundel. Due to my oversight, I inadvertently played an ineligible player. I sincerely apologize to my players, fans and their families."

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