DRILL Tyger, Hooten lead Oxford to No. 5 ranking
Taylor Tyger continued her scoring spree to help lead the Lady Eagles to their 12th win of the year versus University of South Carolina Sumter Sunday in South Carolina.
Tyger scored four times against Sumter and added one assist to bring her goal total to 22 for the year and 11 in the last three games.
Hannah Hooten also stayed hot with two goals and three assists of her own on the day. Captain Arielle Hayden opened the scoring in the 3rd minute when she volleyed in a free kick off an assist by Jenna Joyave.
Oxford only conceded one shot on goal and allowed Sumter to score on a penalty kick in the 75th minute.
With the win, Oxford raised its record to 12-2 and rose to No. 5 in both the NJCAA and NSCAA polls. Oxford’s Tyger and Hooten are ranked 2nd and 3rd in the NJCAA Division 3 in scoring with 58 and 56 points respectively. Oxford’s attack secures 5-2 win against South Georgia
The Lady Eagles scored three times in the opening 12 minutes to put a tough South Georgia team away early in the match to earn a big road win in Douglas.
Hooten opened the scoring in the 7th minute when she tucked a ball just inside the far post off a crafty entry pass from forward Tyger. Tyger added another assist in the 9th minute when she supplied Hayden with a seam pass that Hayden buried into the far post for the 2-0 lead.
Katie Phillips helped set up Oxford’s third goal in the 7-minute span when she played Hooten in behind the South Georgia defense that Hooten calmly slotted into the back of the net in the 13th minute.
Joyave was able to get the Oxford lead to 4-0 when she buried a 30-yard free kick into the upper ninety at the 30 minute mark.
South Georgia cut into Oxford’s lead in the 35th minute and the Lady Eagles went to the half with the 4-1 edge.
Oxford came out of the halftime break and continued to press the attack for much of the final 45 minutes. South Georgia held their ground and was able to score on a counter in the 80th minute to cut Oxford’s lead to 4-2. Five minutes later Hooten completed her hat trick and secured the points when she picked the pocket of the South Georgia center back and chipped the goalkeeper from 35-yards out.
Alison Tammany played her best match of the year and was instrumental in supporting the Lady Eagles attack and helping gain numbers in defense.
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