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IU men's soccer postseason game affected by weather



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IU celebrates after senior defender Grant Lillard scores the first of IU's five goals against Santa Clara Sept. 30 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. IU will now begin the Big Ten Tournament Monday at 12 p.m. after a weather delay postponed the game from Sunday afternoon. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

With a tornado warning and pouring rain in Bloomington on Sunday, the Hoosiers will instead play their Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal match against Penn State on Monday at noon.

The match was originally scheduled for 4 p.m., but on Saturday afternoon, the match was moved up to 1 p.m. Then Sunday, after two separate tornado warnings and heavy thunderstorms, the match was abandoned and moved to Monday.

Coaches, players and Big Ten officials walked around on the field for a while before making the decision to call the match just after 3:30 p.m.

The match will now be played at 12 p.m. Monday in Bloomington. The winner will play Ohio State on Friday at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

Josh Eastern

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