Sept. 20, 2013
HOUSTON - The Rice and Oklahoma State soccer game, originally slated for Friday (Sept. 20) has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the Houston area and will not be rescheduled.
The teams originally made a decision to move the 7 pm start time up three and one-half hours earlier in the day to avoid the inclement weather, but lightning and rain forced a cancellation in the game's 59th minute with the score tied 3-3. The game would have had to reach the 70th minute before an outcome would be considered an official contest.
Where Rice did not play as sharp in the early minutes of the new 3:30 start time and fell behind 2-0, the Owls rebounded to tie the match on consecutive goals by sophomore Holly Hargreaves in the 22nd and 45th minutes of the match. There were in fact only 12 seconds left in the first half when Hargreaves found a pass in-stride from Jasmine Isokpunwu and hit the equalizing shot. OSU went back in front, 3-2, in the second half as the Owls suffered an own-goal while trying to clear the ball away from the net in some slick-field conditions.
The teams were ordered off the field for 94-minutes due to lightning, and returned only to play for short time before Gabriela Iribarne scored a goal on a hard shot at the 18 after a sharp crossing pass from Lauren Hughes. Rice had bounced back to tie the game 3-3, but lightning returned and officials had seen enough. Play was cancelled before reaching the 70th minute.
There is no official result. The Owls' season record holds at 2-3-2 and OSU remains 3-2-3. Rice's three-game homestand has come to an end. The Blue & Gray next begin Conference USA league play on Friday (Sept. 27) at longtime foe UTEP. The match is scheduled to begin an 8 pm Central Time.
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