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Downpour shuts down Simley Spartans-SLP Orioles girls soccer game

Heavy rains and lightning have forced postponement of Friday afternoon's varsity girls soccer game between the sSmley Spartans and the St. Louis Park Orioles.

Around 4:30 the rain became heavy and lightning was spotted in the St. Louis Park area. Minnesota State High School League rules do not allow any games or meets to be played for a minimum of 30 minutes if their is lightning in the immediate area. With a forecast calling for more showers this evening, the decision was made to postpone the game around 5:15 PM.

No date has been set for the rescheduled game.

Both teams return to action on Thursday, September 4. Simley will play the Hastings Raiders at 7PM at McNamara Stadium in Hastings. St. Louis Park will host the Hopkins Royals also at 7 PM.