Oxford 'working its way up'

Girls’ Soccer

Oxford 2, Delhi 1

OXFORD – Oxford played its third overtime game in as many outings, and the results of each game have gotten better each time.

Emily Smith redirected a crossing pass from Megan Golden at 7:47 of the first overtime to give Oxford (1-1-1) its first win of the season. The Blackhawks lost their opening game in extra minutes, and played to a tie in last week’s game. “I guess we’ve been working our way up,” said Oxford coach Kathleen Cragle.



Down 1-0 to the Bulldogs, Julie Heggie tied the game with a left-footed shot midway through the second half. “We missed quite a few good opportunites either wide or right at the keeper,” Cragle said. “We weren’t communicating well in the first half, but we played much better in the second half.”

Oxford plays at Walton on Friday.

Summary

(1-0 Delhi at half. Oxford scored in first OT)

Goals-assists: (O) Julie Heggie, 1-0, Emily Smith, 1-0, Megan Golden, 0-1. (D) Marissa Chytall, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (O) 8-9, (D) 5-3.

Saves: (O) Brenna Jones, 2, Haley Witchella, 2. (D) Libby Buel, 5.

S-E 4, Canastota 0

CANASTOTA – Coming off a tournament championship in Hamilton, Sherburne-Earlville geared up for its league matchup with Mount Markham on Thursday with a 4-0 shutout win on the road Tuesday.

Briana Vibbard had a hat trick for the Marauders (5-1), who have already exceeded last season’s victory total. Bridget Irwin also scored. “(The start to this season) is exciting, but we know there are a lot of games left to play,” said S-E coach Kylie Davis. “The girls have a lot of confidence, and we’ve had a lot of different people score, and that helps.”

Saturday, the Marauders blew out Cincinnatus, 8-1, in the title game. Sarah Brown had two goals and three assists, while Vibbard, and Emma Karaman also scored two goals. Sierra Morris and Rachel Bradley added tallies in the win.


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