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Thursday's girls lacrosse contest between Urbana High School and Middletown was postponed due to the lightning midway through the first half.

At 7:36 p.m. multiple lightning strikes forced the game to be delayed with the host Knights holding a 7-3 advantage and 11 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the opening half. Coaches and officials waited an hour, but the weather worsened and they suspended the game until 3 p.m. Saturday.

Since the game was not 40 percent complete, it will be replayed in its entirety at Middletown.

Both teams are likely to be top-four seeds in the regional playoffs. The game was was originally rescheduled for Monday, but later moved up so that it would end before the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association's tournament draw, which is scheduled for Monday morning.

Prior to the initial lightning strike. Middletown (7-3) was in control. After Urbana (6-5) junior attack Megan Ulisney, who recorded all three of the Hawks' goals, scored to tie the game at two at 21:07, Middletown went on a 5-1 run.

Erin Wein, Katie Breeze and Blake Gastley each scored once for the Knights and Julia Karcewski and Sam Barbeito each tallied twice.