From staff reports
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘03 Explosion notched its first wins of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association Fall Classic League last weekend. The Explosion blanked North Carolina Football Club White DCH by a 3-0 on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Gillette Soccer Complex before handing NCFC White South a 2-0 defeat the following day at Middle Creek Park in Apex.
Goalkeeper Parker Barnes had a whopping 17 saves in Sunday’s match after stopping seven shots Saturday.
Taylor Smith had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s victory over NCFC White DCH while Mackenzie Tyson and Ryley Pridgen also scored. Madelyn Ellis and Kaleigh Lee had assists.
In Sunday’s win, Tyson scored unassisted in the 52nd minute and Lauren Bracey added a goal off a pass from Smith in the 84th minute.
“The team played very well,” commented head coach Harrison Lamm. “Used teamwork and communication to find success on the field. The defensive line of Jessica Avery, Ireland Haltigan, Jazmyn Fuentes,\ and Layla Austin held tight throughout the game. Midfielders Jenna Batchelor and Hannah Mosley moved the ball around to lead the attack.”
The Explosion, 2-0 in U14 Girls Second Division East play, go back to work Sunday against Jacksonville Area Soccer Association Coastal Surge in Jacksonville.
‘06 EXPLOSION GIRLS
Stepping out of U.S. Youth Soccer Piedmont Conference U14 Girls play for the weekend, the ‘06 Explosion blasted a pair of Coastal Development Soccer League foes at Gillette. Wilson pummeled Brunswick 15-0 in the noon game Saturday then slammed Coastal Area Soccer Association 9-0 in the 4 p.m. match.
Ten different players scored for the Explosion on the day as goalkeeper Darby Wallig kept a clean sheet for both matches.
“These two matches against CDSL teams allowed the girls to get valuable game time during off weeks between Piedmont Conference matches,” said Explosion head coach Thomas Goines. “While the scorelines got away quickly, we were able to work on a number of options in the attack that will hopefully pay dividends in weeks to come.”
The Explosion, 2-1 in Piedmont Conference play, will host two matches this weekend, taking on James Island Youth Soccer Club of South Carolina on Saturday at Gillette before facing Cainhoy Athletic Soccer Club, also from South Carolina, on Sunday at Rotary Park.
‘09 EXPLOSION GIRLS
The ‘09 Explosion registered its first victory in U11 Girls Second Division East I play Friday with a 3-2 defeat of 09 NCFC Navy South at Mills Park in Cary. Madalyn Reynell scored twice and Brylan Harris added a goal for Wilson.
The Explosion’s luck didn’t hold up, however, as it dropped a 7-1 decision to host 09 Wake FC Reign on Sunday at Holly Ridge Middle School in Holly Springs. Autumn Bradshaw notched the lone goal for Wilson, now 1-1-1.
The Explosion returns to Mills Park Sunday to take on NCFC Gold HSFV.
‘07 EXPLOSION GIRLS
The ‘07 Explosion girls took a 4-0 defeat from the Neuse River Futbol Alliance on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Gillette. It was the second loss in as many matches by the same score for Wilson, which will hit the road this weekend for a pair of matches. The Explosion will visit Onslow County Soccer Association Coastal Crew Blue at Tabernacle Soccer Complex in Maysville on Saturday before heading to Apex on Sunday to take on NCFC Gold HSFV at Middle Creek Park.
‘09 EXPLOSION BOYS
Anthony Hamilton and Jonathan Garrett each had goals, but it wasn’t enough to lead the ‘09 Explosion to a victory Sept. 14, as the squad fell to North Carolina Futbol Club Navy South 7-3 at Gillette Soccer Complex.Ryan Sherrod and Raymond Reshwan combined for nine saves for WYSA, which trailed 3-1 at the half. Sherrod had six of the duo’s total.