Marquette women's soccer team pauses training following positive COVID-19 test

Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 23:14:43-04

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Athletics announced Monday that another one of its sports teams is on pause, after a member of the women's soccer team tested positive for COVID-19.

This comes after the department decided last week to pause both the men's and women's basketball teams, after member in each of those teams tested positive for the coronavirus.

The women’s soccer team is now taking a pause from training for the next two weeks. Members of the team will also quarantine, according to Marquette Athletics.

“We will take a pause from training over the next two weeks in accordance with CDC guidelines as we continue to put the health and safety of our student-athletes at the forefront,” women’s soccer head coach Frank Pelaez said in a statement Monday. “We are confident that we are doing what is in the best interests of all involved and look forward to a strong finish to the fall semester.”

Since Aug. 28, Marquette Athletics has had nine positive results out of 911 tests, which is a 00.9% positivity rate.

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