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Men's soccer match against Mexico Youth team canceled due to weather


By IDS Reports



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.

Josh Eastern

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