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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Alley Houghton

Lady ‘Dores get past NE Jones in PKs to capture first-ever state title

MADISON — It took all of regulation, overtime, sudden death and a winning goal from an unlikely source during penalty kicks. In the end, the Lafayette High girls soccer team capped its historic postseason run with a 3-1 victory by way of penalty kicks over Northeast Jones to claim the MHSAA Class 4A state championship — the first in program history — Saturday afternoon at the Madison Central High School campus. (February 8, 2015, Page 1B)

Lady ‘Dores beat Richland, earn state title berth

For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will play for a state championship.  The Commodores defeated Richland, 4-3, in the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title match Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (February 4, 2015, Page 1B)

LHS tops Florence to advance to North Half

FLORENCE — For the first time in program history, the Lafayette High girls soccer team is 80 minutes away from playing for a state championship. (February 1, 2015, Page 1B)

LHS, Florence fight for 4A North Half berth

The Lafayette High girl’s soccer team is in uncharted territory. For the first time since 2009 the Lady Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state playoffs. If they want to keep re-writing the history books Lafayette will have to get past Florence, the team that handed them their first loss of the season. (January 30, 2015, Page 6A)

LHS girls advance; boys’ season ends early

The dream of a state championship lived on for one team as the end of a season came for another as the Lafayette High soccer teams hosted first-round matches in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 28, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Lady ‘Dores draw Caledonia to begin Playoffs

Lafayette’s girls soccer team isn’t all that familiar with its first playoff opponent, but head coach Melinda Scruggs has exhausted nearly every avenue to find out what she can to get her team prepared. Time to find out if it’s paid off. The Commodores will entertain Caledonia tonight at 5 at William L. Buford Stadium in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Lafayette went unscathed through Division 3-4A play to earn the division’s top postseason seed while the Confederates finished runner-up in Division 2-4A. (January 27, 2015, Page 6)

Chargers rout West Point for share of 2-5A title

Not even Oxford’s most productive night of offense could separate the top two teams in Division 2-5A boys soccer standings. The Chargers wrapped up division play with little resistance Friday, finding the back of the net early and often in a 14-0 rout of West Point on Senior Night at Bobby Holcomb Field to secure a share of the division title with Saltillo. (January 18, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

LHS sweeps Cleveland, Amory over weekend

After not having a match for 16 days, the Lafayette High boys and girls soccer teams played three in the span of five days and won them all. Coming off their Division 3-4A opening wins against Senatobia Tuesday night, the Commodores swept division foes Cleveland on Friday night then took both matches against Amory on Saturday at William L. Buford Stadium. (January 11, 2015, Page 4B)

LHS soccer sweeps Senatobia in division openers

Lafayette High’s boys and girls soccer teams had not played a match since Dec. 20. The two week-plus break played no effect on them as they swept their Division 3-4A opening matches against Senatobia at William L. Buford Stadium on Tuesday. (January 7, 2015, Page 1B)

Lafayette uses PKs, defense to sweep Oxford

Oxford and Lafayette met at Bobby Holcomb on Field Tuesday night, but it was not for a football rematch. This installment of the cross-town rivalry happened on the pitch between the high school boys and girls soccer teams.  In the boys game, it looked as if Oxford would coast to an easy win over Lafayette, leading 3-0 with less than 10 minutes remaining. But Lafayette didn’t fade into the cold night quietly and fired off three quick goals of its own to knot the game at 3, sending it to an overtime shootout. After two rounds of penalty kicks, the Commodores emerged with a 4-3 victory. (December 10, 2014, Page 1B)

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