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)
The school year is not even a month old, and soccer season has not even started. But Lafayette senior goalkeeper Jamie Williams already knows where she will be playing next fall. Williams signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Tuesday at the Lafayette High library. (August 27, 2014, Page 6)
Lafayette girls soccer coach Melinda Scruggs struggled to describe what she had just witnessed following the Lady Commodores’ game against crosstown rival Oxford Saturday morning. (January 20, 2014, Page 7)
The Lafayette girls soccer team had plenty of chances. In the second half, the Lady Commodores finally cashed one of them in. (November 15, 2013, Page 7A)
Melinda Scruggs wasn’t quite sure what to expect from her young Lafayette team heading into the 2012-13 season.
With thunder sounding in the distance, and under an overcast sky, the Oxford Lady Chargers capitalized on a second-half goal from Zoe Scruggs to nip crosstown rival Lafayette 1-0 at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. (December 10, 2012, Page 1B)
While the LHS girls cruised to a 6-0 victory on a gusty Saturday afternoon at William L. Buford Stadium, the Commodores were defeated 6-2.
In the girls’ showdown, Lafayette scored five goals in the first half and never let Cleveland gain any sort of confidence to get back in the game. (January 16, 2012, Page 8)