OV Coach Has Upper Hand Over Former Teammate
Published: September 10th, 2013
By: Patrick Newell

Boys’ Soccer

Otselic Valley 1, Oxford 0

OXFORD – In a battle of coaches who were high school soccer teammates, Otselic Valley head coach Jake Preston had the upper hand on Oxford’s Matt Dorman as the Vikings used a single goal in the first half to prevail in a non-league matchup Monday.

Dorman and Preston played high school soccer together at Cincinnatus, and arranged this non-league matchup as a fun reunion in a competitive situation. “It was a tough one to lose, but a lot of fun,” Dorman said. “Our guys moved the ball well today and had some shots. It was a good change of pace.”

OV’s tally came midway through the first half after a failed clear attempt by the Oxford defense. Janzen Waltz collected the loose ball for the Vikings, and scored unassisted.

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Oxford controlled play the last 10 minutes of the game pressuring in OV’s defensive zone. A couple of nice scoring opportunities were turned away by the Vikings and goalie Jon Liuzzo. “It was exciting near their end, and their defense did a good job of stopping us,” Dorman said.

Oxford plays at Norwich today.


(1-0 at half)

Goals-assist: (OV) Janzen Waltz, 1-0.

Shots-corners: (OV) 7-7, (Ox) 6-2.

Saves: (O) Jake McConnell 2, David Gregory 4. (OV) Jonathon Liuzzo, 6.

Girls’ Soccer

Greene 1, Delhi 0


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