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Sick soccer team forced to postpone game

Posted May 19, 2009 6:28 p.m. EDT

— School leaders at Gray’s Creek High School are searching for the bug that sickened players on the girls' soccer team during a road trip last week.

The players complained of headaches, nausea and diarrhea after a trip to Eastern Alamance for a first-round playoff game. Gray’s Creek won the match, 2-1, but had to postpone their next game while players recovered, Principal John Gibbs said.

Gibbs said the county health department tested the players to see exactly what made them sick. “We’ve heard it could have been flu or food-related, but nothing concrete,” he told the Fayetteville Observer.

The players were well enough to play Bartlett Yancey High School Monday night. They lost, 3-0.