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‘06 Explosion picks up 2 wins, tie in Piedmont Conference play

By Wilson Times Staff, 10/05/19, 11:30PM EDT


The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion U14 Girls picked up two shutout wins and a draw over the past two weekends of play in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League’s Piedmont Conference.

The Explosion clipped James Island (South Carolina) Youth Soccer Club 2006 Red 1-0 on Sept. 21 at Gillette Soccer Complex and then thumped Cainhoy Athletic Soccer Club (Charleston, S.C.) ‘06 Wave 3-0 the next day at Rotary Park. Last Sunday, Sept. 29, the Explosion battled North Carolina Football Club Durham-Chapel Hill ‘06 Gold to a 1-1 draw at Gillette.

Mariah Polk scored the game’s only goal in the win over James Island on Sept. 21 then scored Wilson’s first two goals in the Sept. 22 victory against Cainhoy Athletic. Kamyla Hill had the Explosion’s final goal. Darby Wallig recorded both shutouts in goal for Wilson. 

Against NCFC Gold DCH, Avery Williams took a slip header from Polk and scored on a counter 10 minutes into the second half. NCFC got the equalizer with seven minutes left in the match.

The Explosion, now 4-1-1 in Piedmont play, visits Coastal Development Soccer League teams Wilmington and and YRed on Saturday in Wilmington.


The ‘07 Explosion dropped a tough 1-0 decision on Sept. 21 against N.C. Youth Soccer U13 Girls Second Division East foe Onslow County Soccer Association Coastal Crew Blue in Maysville before bouncing back with a 2-2 draw against host NCFC ‘07 Gold Holly Springs Fuquay-Varina the next day at Middle Creek Park in Cary

Lily McGlaughon and Iris Martinez-Vasquez each scored goals for the Explosion, which built a 2-0 lead only to see NCFC get the equalizer in the final minutes. Sarah Peters had eight saves in goal for the Explosion, which lost a pair of matches last weekend.

Wilson dropped a 3-1 decision to NCFC White on Sept. 28 at Wake Competition Center in Morrisville. Addison Roughton scored the Explosion’s only goal. The next day, host OCSA Coastal Crew roughed up the Explosion 5-1, dropping them to 0-5-1 in division play. Mina Reyes put in Wilson’s only goal.

The Explosion will play in the Columbus Day Classic tournament Oct. 12-13 in Raleigh.


The ‘03 Explosion thumped Neuse River Futbol Alliance Blue 4-1 on Sunday, Sept. 29, to stay unbeaten in U17 Girls Second Division East.

Catherine Cranford sandwiched her two goals around two by teammate Taylor Smith in the win for the Explosion, now 3-0-1. Cranford scored unassisted for the first half’s only goal before Smith converted passes from Ireland Haltigan in the 50th minute and Layla Austin in the 79th. Cranford finished the scoring in the 85th minute with Jenna Batchelor on the assist.

Keeper Parker Barnes came up with five saves as Wilson outshot NRFA Blue 28-7.

Wilson will play NCFC Red North on Saturday, Oct. 5, at WRAL Soccer Complex in Raleigh.


Mallory Jenkins’ first-half goal, off a pass from ‘04 Explosion teammate Amber Patterson, lifted them to a 1-0 victory against NCFC Red North in U16 Girls Second Division East play Sunday, Sept. 29, at WRAL Soccer Complex in Raleigh.

The Explosion is off until Sunday, Oct. 20, when it visits NCFC White South at Middle Creek Park in Cary.


The ‘09 Explosion suffered a pair of 5-1 defeats — falling to NCFC ‘09 Gold HSFV on Sept. 22 at Mills Park in Cary and then Sunday, Sept. 29, to OCSA ‘09 Coastal Crew Blue at Gillette.

Madalyn Reynell had Wilson’s goal in each match as the Explosion dropped to 2-5-1 in U11 Girls Second Division East play.

Wilson will host Coastal United Oct. 18 at Gillette.


The ‘09 Explosion lost a tough 1-0 decision to Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association Stars on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Gillette.

Wilson, now 1-2-0 in U11 Boys First Division East, got solid play in goal from Raymond Reshuan with seven saves in the first half and Ryan Sherrod with four second-half stops.

The Explosion will host NCFC Red South on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Gillette.