DENVER – The Dawson School girls’ soccer team’s quest for the elusive 2A state title is on hold after lightning and inclement weather suspended the semifinal game against Front Range Christian in the second half Thursday.
The game was scoreless when play was stopped with 31 minutes, 51 seconds left in the second half. The teams will resume play at Denver Christian at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Mustangs (12-4) are seeking their third straight trip to the 2A championship game and were locked in a battle with the Falcons (10-6). The Mustangs had good chances in the first half but Front Range goalkeeper Kami Quinn made saves.
Dawson’s Hannah Isenhart nearly scored in the 23rd minute on a free kick, but Quinn tipped it off the crossbar.
The forecasted front started moving in during the first half, and the wind picked up to impact the game. Lightning could be seen in the distance and got as close as 8 miles at the start of the second half.
The wind intensified to the point where the referee had to hold the ball on a Dawson corner kick. A few minutes later, the Falcons tried to put a shot on the Mustangs’ goal on the north end and the ball slowed to the point it started rolling away from Dawson goalkeeper Kate Gallop.
Moments later the game went into a lightning delay in the 49th minute, chasing teams to the locker rooms and the fans under the stands.
Rain picked up throughout the delay and lightning was slow to move out of the area, and the game was suspended approximately 50 minutes into the delay.
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