WINTER PARK, Fla. – The University of Minnesota Crookston women's soccer game schedule for Sat., Sept. 9 against Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma's impending impact on the state of Florida this weekend. The game will not be rescheduled or play elsewhere.

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s soccer game schedule for Sat., Sept. 9 against Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma’s impending impact on the state of Florida this weekend. The game will not be rescheduled or play elsewhere.  

    “After consultation with Rollins College, our game on Saturday, Sept. 9 has been cancelled,” said Head Coach Joe Alianiello. “We are disappointed that we cannot take on another quality opponent and head down to Florida. When it comes down to it though the most important thing is our players’ safety and we did not want to put our players in harm’s way due to the potential effects of Hurricane Irma. I want to thank Coach Alicia Schuck for her part in this decision as well as the administration of Rollins College. We will keep them, as well as those that will be affected by Hurricane Irma in our thoughts during this difficult time.”   

    Rollins College has canceled classes on Friday and has asked students who can leave campus to do so before Hurricane Irma’s possible arrival. The Rollins soccer team is scheduled to head to Lakewood, Colo., a few days early. Rollins is slated to play Colorado Christian University and Colorado Mesa University this week.   

    Hurricane Irma is currently in the Caribbean Sea to the east of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It currently has winds in excess of 185 miles per hour. Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida have declared a state of emergency because of the storm.   

    The Golden Eagles will return to action Sept. 16 at home versus Winona State University at 1 p.m.     

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