Yuba wins, right?
The Yuba College women's soccer team improved to 3-0 on the year - but coach Jason Span isn't sure what kind of win.
Actually, Spain knows his match against Feather River College at the Cabrillo Tournament will go down as a forfeit victory, but there are a number of questions left to be answered after the Gold Eagles simply took a knee and “abandoned the game.”
“I have never seen anything like it in my life,” said Spain, who will wait for a ruling on what kind of power points his club will be awarded for the victory. That could be critical come playoff time.
“There are very specific rules about forfeits, so I'm not exactly sure what this is,” the coach said. “They said it was and ‘abandoned match.' I don't even know what that is.”
Spain said Feather River had tried to get out of the match prior to its start.
When the match began, Feather River had just 10 players on the field, with four of their better players sidelines with injuries - three from Brazil, one from Sweden.
About 10 minutes into the game, with the 49ers leading in shots 11-0, but without a goal, the Golden Eagles quit.
“One girl went down on her knee, then another girl went to a knee and then another took a knee, and they said they were abandoning the match,” Spain said.
“Now, I'm not saying they weren't beat up from their previous games (5-0, 5-1 losses), but I've never seen anything like it.
Officially, Spain said, Yuba will be credited with a 1-0 forfeit, but as for the rest, he said that's up in the air.