Aug 22-23, 2009
Finish Fall Season in 3rd Place - After
two losses, and an injury to Alexis Taylor, the 96 WSYA
Explosion Girls bounced back to win their final game of
the season 3-1 over the PGSA Stars on Sunday (Nov 1).
The weekend started with a 4-0 loss to league champion
CASL Spartan Elite White. Alexis was injured in the first
minute of the game and didn't play the rest of the weekend.
Sunday, the Explosion girls got it together and finished
the season on a high note. Beka Beal scored a first half
goal on an awesome crossing pass from Landyn McDevitt. Mary
Love Taylor scored twice in the second half to seal the
The Explosion finished with a 7-2 record and a total of
21 championship points, just two points behind the first
place tie between CASL Spartan Elite White and TFC navy.
The girls compete this weekend in the CASL Shootout in
Raleigh. CLICK HERE for schedule.
Explosion Girls Remain Undefeated,
Untied in League Play - After a week off for the
WAGS tournament, the 96 WYSA Explosion U13 Girls returned
to league play on Sunday and posted a 3-1 win over the GYSA
Twisters Green from Greensboro.
Alexis Taylor scored two goals to lead the Explosion in
the win. Eynde Fraizer added a goal on a penalty kick.
The cold weather didn't seem to bother the Explosion who
played solid defense throughout the game. Megan Jones posted
a number of great slide tackles in the match.
The win moves the 96 Explosion into first place in the
NCYSA Under 13 Girls Open East Division. With a 5-0-0 record,
the Explosion has earned 15 points and leads second place
CASL Spartan Elite White by one point. The CASL team has
a 4-0-2 record and has played one more game. (3 points are
awared for win, one point for tie and zero points for a
The 96 WYSA Explosion remains ranked #2 in the state by
SiC (Soccer In College) behind the CASL Spartan Elite Black.
The next action for the Explosion is on Sunday afternoon
against TFC Navy. TFC Navy is in fourth place with 11 points
and a 3-0-2 record. The game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
at Gillette Field in Wilson.
Girls Fight Hard to Open WAGS Tournament - Patricipating
in the premier girl's soccer tournament in the nation is
not easy. The 96 WYSA Explosion girls opened the tournament
with two, hard fought losses to some of the strongest competition
they have ever faced.
The opening 3-1 loss came a the hands of United German/Hungarian,
a squad from Pennsylvania. This team represents a club founded
in 1910 in Philadelphia and it's teams are composed of some
of the best soccer players in the Philadelphia area and
is ranked nationally as one of the top 200 youth soccer
teams in the nation.
Saturday's game two was a 2-0 loss to Manhattan Hotspur
of New York City.
The Explosion bounced back on Sunday morning to win 2-1
over a powerful team from Soccer of Columbia (Maryland).
The Explosion girls finished the tournament with three points.
Coach Fraizer says participating in tournaments like WAGS
give the Explosion girls great experience against top notch
opponents that goes to making them a stronger team.
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Week 5, Explosion Remains
Undefeated, Untied with Two Big Wins - Balanced
scoring and solid defense gave the 96 WYSA Explosion two
winds in week five of the NCYSA U13 Girls Open East season.
On Saturday, hat tricks from Alexis Taylor and Landyn McDevitt
and a single goal from Melody Squires, gave the Explosion
a 7-0 win over CRSC Carolina Classic at Gillette Park. Tyler
Dangerfield was credited with two assists. Landyn McDevitt
and Connor Hardison each had one assist.
Ball control, great passing and a strong defensive effort
gave the Explosion their fifth shutout of the season.
Sunday's game was a real battle, with the Explosion coming
out on top of a 4-1 contest against the Onslow Coastal Crew.
Alexis Taylor scored another hat trick and Tyler Dangerfield
scored on a Penalty Kick. Goal keeper, Hadlea Finklea and
strong teamwork defended against thirteen shots on goal
by the Coastal Crew.
The two big wins moved the Explosion give the girls 12
points and put them in solid second place in the division.
CASL Spartan Elite White has played on more game and is
in first place with 13 points. The Explosion is the only
undefeated, untied team in the division but has played one
less game than the Spartan Elite White.
The 96 Explosion are ranked #2 in the state, and #62 nationally
to Compete Against Worldclass Competition - Taking
a break mid-season, the 96 WYSA Explosion U13 Girls will
compete in the WAGS Tournament in Manassas (Virginia) over
the Columbus Day Weekend. In the bracket with teams from
Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, the Explosion will
face their strongest competition ever in the nation's top
ranked women's tournament.
The Explosion will open on Saturday (Oct 10) against United
German Hungarians Fevernova of Oakford, Pennsylvania. This
team is ranked 164th in the nation and has earned 344 national
ranking points. The Explosion is ranked 596th nationally
and has earned 50 national ranking points. SoccerInCollege.com
ranks the 96 Explosion 2nd in North Carolina and #62 on
their national rankings.
Saturday's second opponent will be the Manhattan Hotspur
(New York East), a team ranked 82nd in the nation with 659
national ranking points. Tbe Hotspur won the Manhattan Soccer
Club Kick-Off Classic earlier this year.
Sunday morning, the Explosion will meet Columbia United.
The Maryland team is ranked 588th nationally and has earned
52 national ranking points.
The team with the best record in Bracket 4 will play a
semi-final match against the top team in Bracket 1 for the
chance to play for the championship on Monday.
This is the second WAGS experience for the 96 Explosion.
The tournament is sponsored by Washington Area Girls Soccer,
founded in 1974. The tournament began in 1975 and is the
top rated women's only soccer tournament in the United States.
96 Explosion Girls Continue Their Winning Ways
- Behind an amazing five-goal offensive performance from
Alexis Taylor, the 96 Explosion picked up their third straight
win and remained undefeated and untied in the young NCYSA
Classic U13 Girls season. The 5-2 win over CASL Spartan
Premier Black, the Explosion posted nine points and are
second place in the division, tied with Onslow County's
CASL Spartan Elite Whie is in first place with ten points,
having three wins and one tie. The Explosion season continues
this weekend with a Saturday home game against CRSC Carolina
Classic (4:00PM) and a Sunday afternoon game against the
Coastal Crew (3:00PM) on their home field.
Opening Weekend for Explosion - It was a great
opening to the 2009 fall season for the 96 WYSA Explosion
Girls with two impressive wins.
On Saturday, the Explosion started off a little slow, with
only one goal in the first half, but came back from the
break fired up and exploded for six second-half goals against
CRSC Carolina Olympic to score a 7-0 shutout.
Tyler Dangerfield scored the first half goal to give the
Explosion a 1-0 halftime lead. The second half saw balanced
scoring with Landyn McDevitt and Alexis Taylor scoring two
each, and Mary Love Taylor and Connor Hardison each scoring
once in the half. The Explosion girls had so many shots
on goal, the stat keeper had to get a new pencil to finish
On Sunday, the Explosion posted another powerful offensive
outing with a 5-1 win over TUSA Triangle United Gold.
Emma Lantz, Alexis Taylor, and Eynde Fraiser each scored
to give the Explosion a 3-0 halftime lead. In the second
half, Landyn McDevitt score her third goal of the season
adn Eynde Fraizer score on a penalty kick for her second
score of the fast, action packed game.
The next outing for the Explosion is Saturday (Sept 26th)
at 10:00 a.m. as they host CASL Spartan Premier Black at
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Girls Score Impressive “Friendlies”
Win! As they continue to prepare for the
opening of the Fall 2009 Classic season, the 96 Explosion
Girls hosted Greenville for a friendlies match against the
The Explosion demonstrated a strong offense with a 4-0 shutout.
Alexis Taylor score three goals. Landyn McDevitt scored
Defense was a key part of the Explosion performance. Coach
Richard Fraizer credited strong passing, and great slide
tackles for the win. It was their third shutout win of their
U-13 season preparation, having scored two in the Charlotte
tournament late in August.
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Great Opening to the 2009-2010 Season - After an
undefeated opening day of the 8th Annual Dick's Sporting
Goods Charlotte Invitational tournament, the WYSA 96 Explosion
Girls won their third straight game Sunday morning with
a 1-0 shut out of CFC East Gold 97 from Atlanta, Georgia.
The win advanced the Exposion to the championship game Sunday
afternoon against the Richmond Strikers.
The larger squad of Strikers (18 players) proved to be
too much for the Explosion and took the tournament title
with a 3-0 win.
This marked the third time the Explosion has been to the
championship game of the Queen City tournament. The strong
showing in their first U-13 outing sets a high standard
for the girls for the upcoming season (that begins in September).
The opening day of the tournament, the Explosion girls
scored a 6-3 victory over the Costal Georgia Shockers 96.
Alexis and Landyn scored three goals each. Saturday's second
game was a 2-0 shutout of the host CSA Exposion 96 of Charlotte.
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attach them to an e-mail. We will have a team photo and
new individual photos posted here within the week.
WYSA 96 Explosion U-13 Girls will open the 2009-2010
season in Charlotte at the 8th Annual Dick's Sporting Goods
Charlotte Invitational tournament. The tournament will be
held August 22nd and 23rd.
The 96 Explosion games will compete in the U13 Girls Silver
division, flight B. The girls will play qualifying games
against CFC East Gold 97 (Georgia), Charlotte Soccer Academy
Explosion, and Coastal Georgia Shockers 96, The team with
the best record in Flight B will meet the top team from
Flight A for the championship.
All games will be played at the Ramblewood Soccer Complex
in Southwest Charlotte. Fields are 1 mile from 1-77 South
Exit 3 (Arrowood Road). Go east to Nations Ford Road and
South to the Complex.