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Disciplinary Report for
Gabby Fenaroli of Tufts Women
Match Date: 29 October 2016

Location: U Mass

Red Card Offense

Player's Position:
Nature of Offense
Dangerous play - kick to the head.

Teams and Results
Home:    University of Massachusetts - Amherst Women Score    15
Visitor:   Tufts University Women Score    36
Time into match of Incident:   32
Score at Time:   (H)  0   (V)   0
Offending-side Captain:  
Opposing-side Captain:   
Weather and Field Conditions
Cold day but ground was firm and not too wet.

General Pattern of Play
This was a short 10-a-side B game with 20 minute halves. Most of the Tufts players had already played in the A game. The game was played with good spirit and most errors were due to lack of experience (especially by U Mass).

Detailed Report of Incident
The incident occurred half way through the second half. There had been no prior incidents. After being tackled the U Mass player ended up lying on the ground with the ball (having been released) about a foot from her head. Gabby approached the site and drew back her foot and gave a firm kick to the U Mass players head, making contact with the cheek/eye area (which was facing downward toward the ground). There is no doubt that this was a deliberate kick but I have serious doubts that the kick was intended for the head and suspected it was an poor attempt to kick the ball. Gabby had played a previous 110 minutes with no hint of foul play and her reaction after the kick was immediate and horrified and she was very apologetic. However, given that this was a substantial kick to the head and that the ball was about a foot away, I felt that she should display more control and decided to give her a red card. The U. Mass player fortunately appear to suffer no substantial injuries. .

  Fred Greenaway
Date Submitted:
  29 October 2016