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May 8, 2014
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Rain causes the Windsor Wizards to delay Class 4A state soccer game

It’s said lightening never strikes twice in the same place twice.

Wednesday night, that theory was proven incorrect as two lightening delays and heavy rain forced a postponement of the Windsor Wizards’ Class 4A Girls Soccer Championship first-round game against the Palisade Bulldogs.

According to Windsor officials, the game is set to resume today at 11:30 a.m. at HJ Dudley Field with 34:20 remaining and Windsor holding a 2-0 lead.

Things started off well for Windsor (13-2 overall). The Wizards got the ball deep into Palisade territory twice in the first period and scored on a breakaway by junior Bailey Zehr. Later in the period, Kelsey Steffens got by defenders and scored to put Windsor ahead 2-0 at the 27:20 mark of the first period.

Then the lightening hit.

The first stoppage came with 25:12 left in the first period after lightening was spotted near H.J. Dudley Field causing players and fans to evacuate. The delay lasted 45 minutes.

The lightening subsided but the wind and rain picked up. The two teams finished the first period and Windsor held a two-goal advantage.

Palisade (11-4) picked up its intensity in the second half, advancing deep into Windsor territory and getting a number clean shots offensively.

Unfortunately, lightening made its second appearance and brought with it heavy rain, delaying the game with 34:20 remaining. After a half hour the game was postponed.


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My Windsor Now Updated May 8, 2014 12:57AM Published May 9, 2014 10:03AM Copyright 2014 My Windsor Now. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.