March 23, 2011

In a flash

McDaniel-Dickinson men's lacrosse game suspended

WESTMINSTER, Md. – After a 30-minute delay to the start of the game, McDaniel and Dickinson had its contest suspended with 20.5 seconds remaining in the second quarter of Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Wednesday.

The Red Devils (6-1, 0-0 CC) had taken a 4-3 lead with 3:55 to play in the second quarter on Christian Beitel's second goal of the day.

The Green Terror (3-4, 0-1 CC) had possession of the ball in its box and was just coming out of a timeout when lightning flashed and the officials halted the game at 8:10 p.m., sending the teams to the locker room.

NCAA rules require 30 minutes from the last flash of lightning before play is allowed to resume. The teams waited more than 30 minutes, seeing intermittent flashes during the period that would reset the timer.

With more severe weather possible, the decision was made to halt the game at that point. The two teams will resume competition at a later date. The decision on that date will be determined after the coaches receive a ruling from the CC office regarding picking up from the point of interruption or having to start from the beginning.

McDaniel returns to action at No. 10 Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

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