SFA, Sam Houston Marathon soccer match ends in no contest

SFA, Sam Houston Marathon soccer match ends in no contest
SFA weather delay (SFA Athletics) (Source: SFA Athletics)

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The severe weather Friday night put a damper on Senior Night for the SFA soccer team.

There were 2 weather delays that totaled over 3 hours. Since the game was stopped with 20:43 left, it is ruled a no-contest and the two teams will return to the SFA soccer field on Sunday at noon to start over their season finale. Under Southland Conference rules if the game had ben played for 43 more seconds and made it to the 70 minute mark then it could have been an official game and called final.

The match was schedule to begin at 7 p.m. but started after 9 p.m. due to storms that moved through the area. Once on the field the ‘Jacks got off to a good start in the match with Teia Haynes scoring in the 12th minute. SFA would add a goal in the 27th minute by Mattie Musser. SFA had a 2-0 lead at the half and the game would remain 2-0 until the 62nd minute when Caitlyn McDonald would get Sam on the board with a penalty kick.

At the time of the stoppage SFA was up 2-1. An SFA win means they clinch a share of the regular season Southland champions, a title that has not been attributed to the team the since 2015.

Admission to the Sunday game will be free for all fans.

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