With COVID-19 instances nonetheless trending up throughout the Air Drive Academy, the Mountain West convention opted to cancel Air Drive’s recreation this weekend at Wyoming, they introduced on Sunday afternoon.
The sport will as an alternative be dominated a no contest and won’t be rescheduled.
Because of an upward pattern of COVID-19 instances on the Air Drive Academy and throughout the soccer program, Air Drive is unable to take part within the scheduled soccer recreation on Sat., Nov. 14, at Wyoming. Subsequently, the Mountain West is canceling the sport and declaring it a no contest. pic.twitter.com/4LK7dYyJ3T
— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 8, 2020
The announcement got here simply days after Air Drive’s recreation with Military was postponed as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
The Falcons stated they intend to reschedule that recreation, as it is going to determine who win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy — which is awarded to the winner of video games between the three service academies.
Air Drive has since suspended all soccer actions. It’s unclear how huge the outbreak is or what number of gamers are contaminated.
“We’re disillusioned to lose a second consecutive recreation, however the well being and security of our cadets, workers and group is our No. 1 precedence on the Academy,” Air Drive athletic director Nathan Pine stated in a press release. “Now we have seen continued improve in our COVID numbers throughout the soccer program and have once more eclipsed our threshold for protected competitors.
“We are going to pause soccer practices for now and work with our sports activities drugs workers to find out when it is going to be protected to restart once more.”
UCLA, Utah delayed 1 day
The UCLA and Utah matchup this week shall be delayed sooner or later, the Pac-12 introduced on Sunday afternoon. The sport, which was initially set for Friday, shall be performed on Saturday evening on the Rose Bowl in Southern California.
The choice got here simply days after the convention postponed Utah’s season opener towards Arizona. The Utes wouldn’t have had sufficient scholarship gamers obtainable attributable to coronavirus positives and make contact with tracing.
“We drastically admire the understanding and suppleness of UCLA, the Pac-12 and our convention tv rights holders to think about the challenges now we have been working by means of over the previous a number of days with regard to our current will increase in constructive COVID-19 instances inside our soccer program,” Utah athletic director Mark Harlan stated in a press release. “After two consecutive days of no constructive COVID-19 check outcomes we’re inspired that we are able to resume apply on Monday in preparation for this week’s recreation at UCLA. We proceed to carefully reinforce all well being and security protocols associated to the virus all through our division.”
The Pac-12 kicked off its season final weekend, although solely had 4 video games after the Cal-Washington recreation was additionally postponed. In whole, there have been 10 postponed or canceled video games in Week 10 as a result of coronavirus.
There have been greater than 10 million confirmed instances of the coronavirus in america as of Sunday evening, in accordance with The New York Occasions, and greater than 238,000 deaths attributed to it. The nation is averaging almost 107,000 instances a day over the previous week, too, and set an all-time single-day document with greater than 136,700 instances on Friday.
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