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Hurricane Pushes Soccer to Monday
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/28/2011

Aug. 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Stanford's women's soccer match at Georgetown was postponed to Monday at 9 a.m. PT because of Hurricane Irene, which passed through the capital on Saturday and dropped more than three inches of rain amidst strong winds.

Irene left about half of Washington area residents without power, but by Sunday, all three area airports were open.

The match originally was scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m. PT, and then pushed back three hours. At the time of the 1 p.m. PT kickoff, the conditions were partly cloudy, but windy, with sustained winds of 17 mph and gusts of 30 mph, but with water saturating the field.

The forecast for Monday morning is mostly clear, and with a breeze of 3-6 mph.

This will be a high-profile match between two 2010 NCAA quarterfinalists. Stanford advanced to its second consecutive College Cup final, with Georgetown losing in the quarters to Ohio State.

Stanford (2-0-1) is ranked No. 2 in the NSCAA coaches' poll and Georgetown (3-0) is No. 20.



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