MARION, Ind. (Box Score) -- Indiana Wesleyan University women's soccer eventually defeated Cedarville (Ohio) University 5-0 on Saturday night to bring an end to a match that took nearly two and a half hours to complete at Wildcat Field.
With 28:07 remaining in the match, the officials called for a stop in the action due to lightning in the area. After an hour and 20 minute wait, play resumed and full time was completed.
Senior defender Kristin Perrine scored the game-winning goal in the 20th minute. After an attack deep in the box, Cedarville was called for a foul. Perrine hit the penalty kick for the 1-0 lead.
Freshman midfielder Tracey Tiernon scored the second goal on a great play by the Wildcats. Junior forward Kelsey Johnston hit a nice pass to junior forward Kylie Dial in stride who was able to beat the keeper. As the ball rolled slowly to the goal line, Tiernon was there to make sure it found the back of the net in the 28th minute.
Dial would get her goal just before halftime in the 44th minute as Indiana Wesleyan led 3-0 at the break.
Tiernon added her second goal less than three minutes after halftime as Indiana Wesleyan took a 4-0 lead into the delay. Freshman midfielder Megan Hardesty scored the lone goal after the long break for the final 5-0 score.
Junior goalkeeper Jamie Speidel made three saves in net, all in the second half, to earn the win in 76 minutes. Sophomore Rachel Fulkerson played the final 14 minutes for the combined shutout.
Indiana Wesleyan is now 2-2-0 this season while Cedarville opens the year at 0-1-0.
The Wildcats next match will be versus Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, September 9 at Wildcat Field.