Three and a half hours went by before Century and Liberty could finally start a Class 2A/1A state semifinal at Northeast High School on Friday.
Inclement weather, including a number of lightning delays, continued to push the game (originally slated for 6 p.m.) back as the teams, spectators and officials anxiously awaited an all-clear.
For every lightning strike spotted within a 7-mile radius, 30 minutes must pass before a game can resume, according to MPSSAA rules.
The game began at about 9:30 p.m. but another lightning delay with 7:59 remaining in the contest put a hold on the game. The Knights and Lions will resume the final minutes at Mt. Hebron at 11 a.m. Saturday morning to determine which team will advance to the title game.
The Knights led 14-6 before the game was postponed. Senior attacker Michaela Connolly had four goals and three assists while teammates Julia Hatmaker, Grace Bruce and Christina Haspert each added two goals and an assist.
Grace Griffin, who recently surpassed her 200-goal mark, was having quite the game for Liberty. She had a hat trick in the first half en route to scoring the first five goals for the Lions.