Official statement from the Torrington High School Administration concerning the forfeit of their girls soccer game today against Derby.
The Press Release.
After many meetings, and much deliberation, Torrington High School has decided to forfeit our Girls’ soccer game with Derby on Friday afternoon. This decision did not come easy. Our duty is to the players on the team, to keep them physically, and emotionally, safe while playing. Mike McKenna, our Athletic Director under the guidelines of the CIAC (CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference), has established a student resolution council, called the Class Act Council.
Several weeks ago, our girls’ soccer team played Derby, which resulted in a very physical match.
Athletic Director McKenna, Coach Longobucco, Principal Ledversis and Superintendent Lubomski all advocated for the students to have a restorative meeting before the next game which was scheduled for tomorrow. This week, the Torrington and Derby Class Act Council met and were able to establish better relationships between the two teams.
Unfortunately, given that the game is today, we have decided to forfeit to allow sufficient time for healing. We are proud of our students who were a part of the THS Class Act Council and the work that they have done on behalf of our Athletic Program.