2009-2010 Titles

Finalists
2009 Dick's
Sporting Goods
Invitational
Charlotte, NC
Aug 22-23, 2009

Explosion 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 win.

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 loss).

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.


Explosion 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 by SoccerInCollege.com


Explosion 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 Coastal Crew.

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.


Big 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 the game.

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 Gilette Park.

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Explosion 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 Stars.

The Explosion demonstrated a strong offense with a 4-0 shutout. Alexis Taylor score three goals. Landyn McDevitt scored the other.

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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WYSA 96 Explosion - Finalists Charlotte Invitational 2009A 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.

If you have tournament photographs you would like to share, CLICK HERE and attach them to an e-mail. We will have a team photo and new individual photos posted here within the week.


The 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.



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