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Melinda Scruggs

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)

Lady ‘Dores get glimpse of future

AMORY — The Lafayette Lady Commodores may have gotten a glimpse of their future Thursday night.

Leading the home Amory Lady Panthers onto the pitch was senior Addie Forbus, a future Ole Miss soccer player fresh off setting the state’s career goal mark (228) last week.

Meanwhile, LHS freshman Ally Houghton, a soft-spoken sniper in her own right, appears poised to pick up where Forbus leaves off and make her own mark on the Magnolia State. (more…) (January 25, 2013, Page 10A)

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)

Scruggs helps OHS nip Lady ‘Dores

Saturday’s Crosstown Classic on the pitch ended up playing out just about like both head coaches thought it might.

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)

Scruggs ready to see where Lady ‘Dores are

This weekend will be an important one for the Lafayette Lady Commodore soccer team. (more…) (November 7, 2012, Page 6)

Colston, Massengill sign with NWCC

Tuesday was a proud day for Lafayette girls soccer coach Melinda Scruggs.

At approximately 2 p.m., Scruggs watched as two of her seniors, Andrea Colston and Karly Massengill, make sure their soccer careers would extend past William L. Buford Stadium by signing to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)

Corinth edges LHS in OT thriller

CORINTH — Tuesday’s Class 4A playoff soccer match between the Lafayette Lady Commodores and Corinth Lady Warriors was filled with hustle, passion and a lot of drama. It was played the way coach LHS coach Melinda Scruggs wants her team to play it.
Unfortunately for the Lady Commodores, Corinth was able to edge out a 4-3 win in two overtimes to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. (January 25, 2012, Page 7)

Lafayette splits with CHS in divisional showdown

Lafayette wrapped up its home-and-home series on the pitch with Cleveland on Saturday, splitting with the visitors.

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)

Lady ‘Dores leave chances on the pitch

The Grenada girls made the most of their chances on Tuesday evening at William L. Buford Stadium.

The Lady Commodores did not.

Despite maintaining possession for much of the first half and generating numerous scoring chances, the Lafayette girls fell to Grenada in penalty kicks 3-2 after regulation ended in a 2-2 tie. (more…) (January 4, 2012, Page 7)

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