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With Team Still Yet to Play, SMU Women’s Soccer Dealing with Effects of COVID-19

How’s this for the start of an already postponed season?

Two COVID-19 pauses, seven players opting out, practices that feature a maximum of 12 players, and multiple injuries.

Such is life right now for SMU women’s soccer, a team bogged down both directly from COVID-19 and by all of the periphery effects of the virus.

“It’s been a challenge,” head coach Chris Petrucelli said.

SMU has not played a game yet this season, nearly five weeks after what was supposed to be the kickoff for the 2020-21 year. It’s had six games canceled or postponed, many the day of or day before the game.