Oxford’s Lady Chargers split Saturday to open the season, defeating Southaven 1-0 before losing to Center Hill 1-0. Michelle Reid scored Oxford’s lone goal on a breakaway against SHS. Oxford’s junior varsity team defeated Center Hill 2-0 thanks to goals by Annabel Terry and Anna Abel. The Lady Chargers return to the pitch Tuesday at Corinth. (November 12, 2012, Page 5B)
The Oxford boys soccer team had a good start to its season Saturday, defeating Southaven 2-0 and tying Center Hill 0-0 at CHHS. Eddy Terry scored both goals for Oxford against SHS. Oxford returns to action Tuesday at Corinth. (November 12, 2012, Page 5B)
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)
Motivated by what Starkville head coach Brian Bennett described as a less than desired performance in their regular-season matchup with Oxford, the visiting Jackets played an aggressive breed of soccer that netted them a 4-2 road victory and a trip to the third round of the Class 5A playoffs.
The loss eliminates the Chargers (13-3-3 overall) from the playoffs. (January 30, 2012, Page 2B)