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Lack of competitive balance hurts D.C. girls soccer

How bad is the competitive gap between Wilson High School and its public school rivals in the District of Columbia? The Tigers have self-imposed challenges like attempting "field goals" with shots over the goal and mandatory minimum numbers of passes. For its semifinal game against Banneker, a 10-goal mercy rule imposed by the DCIAA was reached one minute into the second half. The local governing body was so confident the game would end early that it scheduled the boys playoff to follow an hour after the girls game started.

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1 comment about "Lack of competitive balance hurts D.C. girls soccer".
  1. R2 Dad, November 6, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

    “We have a lot of players that go to Wilson High School,” Malyi said. “As far as the other [D.C. public schools], not really. It’s either Wilson or the private schools.”
    This situation is very similar to Lowell HS in S.F.:
    All the club players go to one high school. It's not so much the team is awesome as the other teams are so poor:

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