Coach Leslie Chambers on the sidelines with her team
Text and photos by Steev Riccardo
OXFORD – With a new coach and a young team, the Oxford Pirates split their first two games of the season, beating Southbridge 9-0, after losing to Sutton 5-0 in their opener.
The team is coming off a remarkable 18-0 regular season and are in a rebuilding mode after losing not only the core of their team, which included leading scorer Michelle Williams (28 goals), Linda Troung, Jenna Mandella (17 goals), and ace goalie Lauren Puishys, who only gave up nine goals all year, but also Head Coach Shayna Mandella.
Led by new head Leslie Chambers, the Pirates overcame their opening loss to Sutton in the rain by burying Southbridge 9-0.
The Pirates were led by juniors Ashley Mikkila, who scored three goals, and Angela Grassechi, who added a pair of goals. Goaltender Brea Dell'Aquilla played an excellent game, earning her first shutout in the win.
Senior Captain Megan Stevenson also had a strong game in the win for the Pirates.
Oxford will travel to Grafton on Friday, September 14.
- Monday, 10 September 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Sports