Source: Sherman Publications

Booters blanked by Grand Blanc in district play

by Dan Shriner

October 24, 2012

The Oxford varsity soccer team ended a very good season with a loss in state district play to Grand Blanc, 1-0.

Grand Blanc went on to beat Lake Orion for the district championship, held at Wildcat Stadium last week.

Coach John Thalerís team won its opening match in district play, 7-2, over Flintís Carman-Ainsworth.

In the Grand Blanc match, Oxford played very solid defense, backstopped by freshman Connor Bandel in goal, who had a very good season. The Grand Blanc Bobcatís speed, especially on defense, prevented Oxford from getting its offense going. Seniors Jacob Wysocki, Paul Tomaka and Josh Nelson were among the teamís leaders all season.