No. 12 Pepperdine-Idaho Match Cancelled Due To Lightening Strikes

Sept. 19, 2004

Lightning forced the cancellation of No. 12 Pepperdine's women's soccer match against Idaho at the 56:50 mark at Guy Wicks Field in Moscow, Idaho, on Sunday. The match was ruled a "no contest" as a result of NCAA regulations requiring a game to last 70 minutes in order to qualify as an official match.

At the time play was called, the Waves (5-1-1) were leading 2-1 on goals by junior forwards Megan Woods and Jenna Fodor. Idaho entered the match with a 2-4-0 record.

The match was put on hold roughly five-minutes into the second half when lightning was seen in the sky above Moscow. After a nearly 25-minute delay, the two teams hit the field again to resume play. However, the officials were forced to call the match after a second wave of lightning flashes came through the area.

Because the match did not last the required 70 minutes, no statistics can be awarded to either team.

Woods gave the Waves a 1-0 lead at the 23:54 mark chipped a shot over the Vandels' goalkeeper's head for an unassisted goal.

Fodor made it a 2-0 Pepperdine lead less than four minutes later when she scored on a penalty kick at the 27:53 mark.

Idaho's Sarah April got the Vandels' on the scoreboard when she scored on an indirect kick at the 49:57 mark.

Pepperdine begins one of its toughest stretches of its season beginning on Friday when it travels to nationally-ranked UCLA to take on the Bruins at Drake Stadium at 7 p.m.



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