Holland, N.Y. (WKBW) - A rule change is threatening one of the top high school girls soccer teams in the region to forfeit its entire season and more. New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section Six officials met Monday to decide whether the decision to disqualify the team will be overturned.
According to the mother of one of the players, the appeal was lost.
This comes after Holland High School Athletic officials made that appeal on the State's decision over the weekend. The new rule states that before heading to the playoffs, the team could only play 16 games in the regular season. The Holland girls played their 17th over the weekend. Parents said the coach got a call the next day saying that the team was disqualified.
In previous years, the team could play 18 games. This was a change in the rules that was not made clear to the Holland team and coach this season.
One parent said that some of the girls have been playing together since they were very young. Now, those girls are seniors and this is their last season together. The mother goes on to say that it's not only about the game. She said it's also about the girls' futures. Many of the players were hoping to be scouted by colleges for scholarships during the playoffs.
Eyewitness News will have more on the story from parents and Section Six officials.