Bishop Fenwick's Oceane Goriou brings the ball up field during a game against St. Mary's lasts season

Fenwick girls soccer ready to adjust for a new season

As a select number of teams begin preparing to play fall sports during the upcoming "Fall Sports I" season that begins Sept. 18, the idea of adapting to the latest safety modifications approved by the MIAA COVID-19 Task Force is becoming a reality. The Bishop Fenwick girls soccer team is one of the few that will be taking the field, and for Fenwick girls soccer coach Steve Flaherty, making the rule changes is a necessary step in order to get back out there safely. 

"The rules will be strict, but I'd rather be out there playing under the new rules than have us not be playing at all," said Flaherty. "It's going to be tough just wrapping our heads around how many new rules there are, and then we're just going to have to figure out a way to play within them."

Probably the biggest rule change is the outlawing of the act of heading the ball. With heading being such a crucial part of the game, Flaherty sees this rule change as the toughest to overcome.

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