There were several nervous moments for Oxford High volleyball coach Tara Ross in the Lafayette gym Thursday night. In a match that was decided on errors made by both teams as much as it was outstanding plays turned in, Ross knew that if her team focused better they had a shot at recovering from an early 2-1 deficit and earning a win over LHS. (August 17, 2012, Page 7A)
The Lady Chargers volleyball squad got Oxford’s 2012-13 school year off to a good start Tuesday by sweeping the visiting Ripley Lady Tigers 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-14) at the OHS gym.
The performance was far from perfect, but for an OHS squad that returns just four members from the 2011 varsity squad, a win is a win. (August 8, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford High volleyball coach Tara Ross knows she doesn’t have a bevy of tall girls on the front line or a roster filled with veterans like she did last year. What Ross does have is a group of Lady Chargers who all get along, who like to compete and so far, have shown the ability to absorb knowledge and get better with each practice. (August 2, 2012, Page 6)
Heading into this season Lafayette volleyball coach Rachel Wenzel was faced with a rather large problem: How could the Lady Commodores replace the production and leadership that left along with the graduated senior class?
She knew it would be no easy task, but senior middle blocker Ashley Smith went to Wenzel and requested that her coach trust her enough to allow her to play all the way around, rather than be substituted in the back row. (more…) (October 26, 2011, Page 1B)
The Lady Chargers responded to the wager. After cruising through the first two sets, Oxford had to rally to claim the third set and the match 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-23). (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
After a rather long stint away from the friendly confines of Oxford, the Lady Chargers volleyball team returned home victorious on Thursday, toppling the Amory Lady Panthers 3-0 (25-17, 25-6, 25-6). (September 16, 2011, Page 7A)
Quick starts in all three matches by Oxford, coupled with Lafayette’s inability to get into a groove until it was too late, led to the Lady Chargers claiming a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-23) victory in the Crosstown Classic’s volleyball edition at the OHS gym on Thursday.
The match marked the first time in three seasons that the Lady Chargers have come away with the crosstown victory.
In each of the three games Oxford was able to jump out to a 6-1 lead. (August 19, 2011, Page 9A)
A hard-fought, five-game match with Senatobia may not have been the most ideal way for the Oxford Lady Chargers to start their home schedule, but for coach Tara Ross, a win as the end result was all that really mattered.
Oxford overcame a sluggish start to defeat the Lady Warriors 3-2 (22-25, 25-19, 25-13, 19-25, 15-11) and earn their first win in the OHS gym in the process. Ross was able to work on some new rotations during the contest in the attempt to gain consistency moving forward while also inserting some other players that haven’t seen as much time into the match. (August 17, 2011, Page 7)