In the video, a senior player from Lewisville is tripped and falls to the ground by a Chester High School player. When the Lewisville player gets on the ground, she punches and drags her opponent by the hair. A number of punches are delivered over a period of 10 seconds as the Chester opponent protects herself on the ground. The video shows at least eleven punches to the face.
Chester County Sheriff deputies were called to Lewisville High School after the assault. The school’s resource officer is investigating the incident to see if charges will be filed. Referees will review the video with the league to determine suspensions.
Referee Alan Parker spoke to WBTV3 after the game:
“Some incidental contact ended in one girl going down and she just got up and started pummeling. It’s unfortunate, it really is. Contact is a part of soccer, but when you retaliate like that, obviously, there is no place in the game for that. Occasionally you have players that go at it, on the field together, but in this case it was just one girl pummeling the other girl. And she didn’t stop which is even more egregious.”
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