ST. URSULA LOSES LEAGUE TITLE

One of the top teams in Ohio Girls Soccer is seeing a title taken away.

An apparent scheduling oversight has resulted in the forfiture of Cincinnati St.Ursula's  2003 league title. Cincinnati St. Ursula who earlier this year was ranked number 1 nationally in the Adidas coaches poll, scheduled too many matches. Ursula is ranked number 1 in Cincinnati, and number 2 in Ohio, behind defending state champs Strongsville.
 
Ursula finished it's regular season with an 8-0-1 league and 15-0-1 overall record. Initially, they were the Girls Greater Cincinnati League(GGCL) champs. However, GGCL principals voted to strip the Bulldogs of the title. The action was decided after St Ursula decided to play non-league opponent Clayton Northmont instead of league opponent Purcell Marian. Ursula had scheduled 17 games, one above the OHSAA maximum of 16. When they figured this out, Ursula chose Northmont over Purcell Marian, thus the sanctions by the GGCL principals.
 
St. Ursula keeps it's record and seeding though, and is still eligible for post season play.

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