Tying your biggest non-division rival was far from ideal. Instead of Tuesday night’s soccer game between Oxford and Lafayette ending in a 5-5 tie at Bobby Holcomb Field, the coaches agreed to a penalty-kick shootout to decide the matter. (December 11, 2013, Page 8)
Oxford’s girls soccer team was able to contain New Albany’s top player just enough to pick up another victory Tuesday night. (December 4, 2013, Page 8)
STARKVILLE — Oxford’s stay in the MHSAA Class 5A girls soccer playoffs didn’t produce the kind of results coach Laura Flint had become more accustomed to the last half of the season. (more…) (January 23, 2013, Page 2B)
Oxford’s Lady Chargers ensured themselves a winning record and a spot in the upcoming MHSAA Class 5A playoffs with two one-sided wins over the weekend. A night after defeating West Point 9-0 to remain in a tie for first place in Division 2-5A play, the Lady Chargers defeated Horn Lake 8-1 in what could be their final home match of the season.
In order for Oxford (10-8 overall, 3-1 in division) to get a first-round playoff contest at home, West Point needs to score a goal on Saltillo. If not, coach Laura Flint needs to practice her coin flipping skills because that’s how the tiebreaker with Saltillo would be decided. Saltillo and West Point play each other Tuesday. Regardless of that outcome, the Lady Chargers met a goal that was more unclear at the start of the year. (January 14, 2013, Page 7)
Unfortunately for the home squad, a second-half collapse stunned the Lady Chargers and led to a 4-2 Saltillo victory at Bobby Holcomb Field. (December 17, 2012, Page 4B)
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)
RIDGELAND — The Oxford Lady Chargers’ run through the Class 5A soccer playoffs came to an abrupt end Tuesday.
Facing the seven-time state champion Ridgeland Lady Titans, Oxford knew it had its work cut out for it — the Lady Chargers said as much prior to the Class 5A North Half finals at RHS. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 6)
The good: It’s the third time since 2006 — and first since 2010 — that the Oxford girls soccer team has made an appearance in the third round of the playoffs.
The bad: For the third consecutive time the Lady Chargers will face perennial soccer power Ridgeland. (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
Doing so to advance to the Class 5A North Half finals makes the Lady Chargers’ 2-0 victory over Starkville at Bobby Holcomb Stadium on Saturday even sweeter.
Almost from the opening kickoff, Oxford set the tone in the game, controlling possession and dictating the pace of the game with strong passes to one another. (January 30, 2012, Page 4B)