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White Plains-North Rochelle Soccer Fight Results In Charges, Broken Jaw

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- An altercation just before halftime Wednesday of the varsity boys soccer game between White Plains and host New Rochelle resulted in a broken jaw for Tigers’ junior Ozzie Escobedo, according to The Journal News.

Police were called to the scene and Escobedo was taken to Westchester Medical Center to have surgery on his broken jaw, according to White Plains coach Marcel Galligani, the newspaper reported.

Both benches were cleared, but the situation was controlled quickly and no other punches were thrown, according to Galligani and New Rochelle athletic director Steve Young, the newspaper reported.

The New Rochelle player, whom police did not identify due to his age, has been charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, the newspaper reported.

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