Ox­ford blanks Gor­don Col­lege 4-0

The Covington News - - Sports - By Josh Briggs

The Ox­ford women’s soc­cer team chalked up an im­pres­sive win Thurs­day with a 4-0 shutout over Gor­don Col­lege.

Han­nah Hooten kept up her tor­rid sea­son, scor­ing two goals while Tay­lor Tyger and Jenna Joy­ave chipped in with a goal apiece.

Hooten opened up the scor­ing when she con­verted a penalty kick in the sec­ond minute to give the Lady Ea­gles the early 1-0 lead.

Joy­ave made it 2-0 af­ter she put a long cross­ing pass on goal that found the back of the net in the 27th minute.

Ox­ford dom­i­nated the ball through-

kept the ball on the op­pos­ing side of re­ally gave Gor­don Col­lege an op­por­tu­nity to score.

“We want to make our op­po­nents chase the score,” Ox­ford coach Jim Rob­bins said. “We’ve been preach­ing all year. We want to get up on ev­ery­body. We’ve been preach­ing to get a let them chase us.”

The Lady Ea­gles re­turned to the in­ten­sity, but failed to score un­til the 88th minute when Tyger took a nice through ball from Arielle Hay­den

then beat the keeper to score Ox­ford’s third goal.

Not to be out­done, Hooten beat the mid­dle de­fender one minute later then scored from 18-yards out to cap the shutout.

“We played much bet­ter in the sec­ond half than we did in feel like we worked harder in


picked up those two goals at

Ox­ford has sev­eral chances as the High­landers had trou­ble clear­ing the ball. The Lady

ward kept the pres­sure on and worked well to­gether to keep the ball away from Gor­don Col­lege.

Me­gan Ham­pel came up with a nifty save in the 82nd minute as she thwarted a High­lander break-a-way at­tempt. She chose to at­tack the ball and was re­warded with the save to pre­serve the shutout.

With the win, the Lady ea­gles moved to 7-2 with their only two losses com­ing at the hands of ranked op­po­nents. sits right now but he knows there is still work to do.

bins said. “We still need to con­cerned on work up front. Tay­lor and Han­nah are very cap­i­tal­ize on all the op­por­tu­ni­ties we get so we’ll keep press­ing on them and we’ll get

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Time on tar­get: Han­nah Hooten drib­bles past her de­fender Thurs­day in Ox­ford's 4-0 victory over Gor­don Col­lege. Hooten scored twice in the win.

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