Foul weather shortens season opener for Warriors in loss to Davis

Snow Canyon vs. Davis, Girls Soccer, Aug. 10, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Nearby lightning strikes brought an early end of Wednesday’s Snow Canyon-Davis girls soccer match with the Darts up 4-0.

snow-canyon-logoThere were 18 minutes, 30 seconds on the clock when the officials called the match.

“It would be 30 minutes before we could start again,” noted Snow Canyon coach Kenny Kunde. “It would be late, and it is a preseason game.”

Snow Canyon's Megan Weston (8), Snow Canyon vs. Davis, Girls Soccer, Aug. 10, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News
Snow Canyon’s Megan Weston (8), Snow Canyon vs. Davis, Girls Soccer, Aug. 10, 2016, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Olivia Wade scored two of Davis’ goals with Ally Alcott and Hailee Atwater getting the others.

Snow Canyon started on a positive note when goalkeeper Preslee Gates recorded a save in the first five minutes. She added two more saves but also gave up those goals.

The Warriors struggled offensively all night. They managed just one shot on goal, that coming just before the stoppage.

“We had some chances,” Kundee said. “Davis is a really good team, two time state (Class 5A champions). We like playing good teams. They make us better.”

Dixie and Canyon View were also victims of the lightning Wednesday night.

Utah high school rules dictate that any outdoor sport must cease for 30 minutes if officials determine there is a lightning strike within approximately three miles. The clock also resets if there is another strike at any time during the delay.

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