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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)

LHS takes aim at first state title against NE Jones

 The Lafayette High girls soccer team’s postseason run has seen a dominant victory, a grind-it-out win which avenged an earlier loss and exorcising the demons of a team that had beaten them the previous two meetings.  On Saturday, the Commodores’ journey will take them where no previous team in program history has been — a state championship match. Lafayette will play defending champion Northeast Jones on the campus of Madison Central High School with the MHSAA Class 4A state title up for grabs. (February 6, 2015, Page 6A)

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)

Lafayette seeks state title berth against Richland

After avenging one loss this playoff season, the Lafayette High girls soccer team will have to do it one more time if it is to advance again.  The Commodores will host the Richland Rangers tonight in the MHSAA 4A North Half title match with a trip to the state championship on the line. (February 3, 2015, Page 6)

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)

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)

‘Dores’ Williams signs with St. Francis

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)

Williams’ effort keys Lady ‘Dores’ victory

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)

Late PK lifts Lady ‘Dores past Grenada

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)

LHS girls fall short in bid for title

Melinda Scruggs wasn’t quite sure what to expect from her young Lafayette team heading into the 2012-13 season.

As it turned out, it’s hard to believe the season could have gone much better. (more…) (January 21, 2013, Page 10)

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