Pirates Opener Called After First Half Due to Lightning

Date: August 18, 2017

By: Christopher Schweitzer

Seton Hall and Siena played a little more one half of soccer before the game was called off due to lightning with the score tied at 0-0.

The game entered a delay with 43:21 to play in the second half due to lightning in the area, before being declared a no-contest after an hour.

The Pirates were looking to get the season started off with a win, however they came out slow in the first half. Both Seton Hall and Siena failed to get much offense going, with Seton Hall totaling six shots during the game to Siena's four shots. Siena had two shots on target while Seton Hall only had one.

Both teams had a few chances on crosses but the best chance of the game came when Siena took a shot from just outside the penalty area and it sailed just over the crossbar with about twenty minutes left in the first half.

The Pirates could not stay disciplined on Friday afternoon, committing a total of eight fouls in the game while Siena had just one. A few no-calls went against the Pirates, including one instance with 15 minutes remaining in the first half as Katie Landes was taken down in the penalty area and was looking for a foul, however the referee ruled it a clean challenge.

The Pirates next game is Thursday, August 24th against Loyola Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. Make sure to check back at WSOU.net for a recap of the game.

Chris Schweitzer can be reached at christopher.schweitzer@student.shu.edu.

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