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April 2005 thru June 2005

WSA News Archives

|April 2005|
No news.
|May 2005|
No news.
|June 2005|
       The WSA 88 boys, coached by Josh McElroy, rebounded from an early loss to Louisiana, to beat Alabama and then South Carolina en route to winning their group at the Director's Cup Southern Regional tournament.  The squad found play tough early in the tournament, and credited sloppy conditions and possibly some tournament jitters to their first match blunder against Louisiana, who would go on to lose to the other two opponents WSA would beat.  
       As the fields dried, and more soccer could be played, the 88 boys relied on an organized defense, conceding only one more goal in the first round, and set pieces, scoring three from there, to move on to the semifinals.  In the semifinal match against Florida, Thomas would put WSA in an early lead position by scoring four minutes into the match.  But a savvy Florida striker drew a penalty in the third minute of injury time of the first half, and the game was level, which is where it would stay through the 2nd half and two golden goal periods.  
       The penalty shootout jinx continued for the WSA club, as the 88's represented the fifth WSA team to go out of state and regional competition this year in the penalty stage.  But the boys played outstanding soccer and represented the club and community well.  Congratulations WSA 88 on a stellar season and on your Regional Semifinalist Medallion!  [06/19/05]

WSA 88 Boys Go 1-1 First Day of Regionals
WSA 88 beat South Carolina 1-0, and lost to Louisiana 3-2 on first day of Regionals, Director's Cup, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The boys went down 2-0 to Louisiana and fought back before giving away a late heartbreaker.  They then fought a tough South Carolina side to a 0-0 stand-off and found the strength for a goal 2 minutes from the full time whistle -- in a thriller!  The boys will meet Alabama on Saturday with a semifinal spot on the line.  Good luck 88's!  [06/18/05]



Good luck at regionals!

Director's Cup Finalist Teams:
WSA 89 Girls (lost in penalty kick shootout)

Director's Cup Semifinalist Teams:

WSA '90 boys (lost in penalty kick shootout)
WSA '91 boys (lost in golden goal overtime)
WSA '92 boys (lost in penalty kick shootout
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