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April 18, 2014

TU postpones weekend series, cancels VSU game for second time


The Night Hawks have put on hold their final Sun Conference series against St. Thomas after heavy rain showers dampened Thomasville late Thursday night.

The three-game slate has been postponed to next weekend, and the ripple effect has forced TU to wipe a game against Valdosta State for the second time this season.

TU coach Mike Lee, a VSU alum, called the cancellation “a bummer” but added that his team benefitted from weather more often than not this season. Thomas abandoned just four of its 49 scheduled games to Mother Nature.

Thomas and St. Thomas aren’t the only teams afflicted by rain. Of the five conference series this weekend, only Southeastern and host Florida Memorial appear to have clear forecasts.

The Night Hawks, who have played every weekend since Feb. 1, were given the three days off in lieu of the postponement, which Lee made yesterday after St. Thomas was already en route. 

“With it being Easter weekend, we wanted to give them the opportunity to go home and see family,” Lee said. “It also gives them a little bit of a break before we head to the last part of the season.”

Thomas (26-16, 17-7) will return to practice on Monday and work through the week for next Friday’s game.

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