After a rain and lightning delay that lasted more than two hours, IU men’s soccer was not able to play its annual game against the U-18 Mexico Youth National Team.
Warm ups were halted with 45:37 remaining on the Bill Armstrong Stadium scoreboard. There were multiple weather fronts coming through, and there was rain and lightning throughout the afternoon.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m., representatives from both IU and Mexico came on to the pitch, which they deemed unplayable. There was a window of weather where the sides could have played but decided against it with more weather coming in from the west.
The Mexico team had a flight to catch out of Chicago on Monday. Therefore, a makeup date was not viable.
This concludes the 2017 spring season. The Hoosiers finished the spring season 6-0 with wins against Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Valparaiso, Evansville, Xavier and United Soccer League side Swope Park Rangers.
Like what you're reading? Support independent, award-winning college journalism on this site. Donate here.
More in Sports
Senior wide receiver J-Shun Harris II is working his way back from a third ACL tear to be a shining light to others.
Guyton averaged 16.4 points per game for his career at IU.
The Crossroads Classic could be improved by being less exclusive and including all the Division 1 teams in the state.