High School Sports

Northwestern's rematch with Spring Valley postponed again

Perhaps if they wait long enough, the boys soccer teams from Northwestern and Spring Valley will play each other again.

The way things are going, that could end up being in the Class AAAA state championship game in Columbia later this season in what would be their third straight year playing for the title.

No. 4 Northwestern's makeup match with No. 1 Spring Valley was postponed again Saturday, much like it was on March 7 because of heavy rain, but with a tornado warning that encompassed most of the state and large portions of the Carolinas tossed in. A tornado hit the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday night and the damage done forced the men's SEC basketball tournament to be moved to Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Northwestern beat Spring Valley for the championship in 2006, but lost 3-2 in a rematch last season. That match started on a Saturday but was suspended by rain 14 minutes in with the score 0-0.

According to Mychal Frost, who was assigned to cover the match for The Herald, Northwestern soccer coach Dom Wren had not decided on a makeup date.

"We have postponed the soccer match and will talk with the people at Spring Valley about rescheduling the match again," Northwestern athletics director Bill Warren said. "Because it's a non-region match, it's possible we might not make it up. We'll have to see what we can work out."

If the match is rescheduled, the information will be released in The Herald's sports section as soon as possible.

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