WESTPORT — Avery Mueller’s two first-half goals — one on a penalty kick, the other off a steal by Emmett Nivaud — went for naught in the Staples boys soccer team’s opener Friday afternoon.

Lightning strikes over Wakeman Field halted the Wreckers’ first match of the FCIAC season against Ridgefield, with 17 minutes left to play. FCIAC rules mandate that any game stopped before a full 40-minute half has been played must be replayed, from the 0-0 beginning. A new date has not yet been determined.

The Wreckers’ next match — their second “opening game” – will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Canaan’s Dunning Field.