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March 2007

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 |March 2007|

Women's College Soccer Showcase
On Saturday April 14th, Bixby High School Soccer will host 7 Women's College Soccer Teams in an all day Soccer Exhibition. This is a come and go or come all day event from 9AM-9PM.  Bixby High School soccer fields are located one mile east of Memorial between 151st and 161st. 
Don't miss this chance to see fantastic college soccer in one location! Come as a team between your games on Saturday. This is a perfect opportunity to check out different college teams.

Tickets are $8.00 for an all day pass; $5.00 for one game; students are $3.00. Teams who would like to preorder tickets at a reduced price may do so before April 10. (see bottom of email for more information)

Featured teams include: 
University of Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma State University Cowboys
University of Tulsa Hurricane
Ole Miss Rebels
Northeastern State University Lady Reds
Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles
University of Central Oklahoma Broncos 

The game schedule is as follows:
9AM -- ORU v UCO
10:45 -- NSU v TU
12:30 -- Ole Miss v OU
2:15 -- OSU v ORU
4:00 -- TU v UCO
5:45 -- NSU v OU
7:30 -- OSU v Ole Miss      [03/30/07]

2007 WSA Cup on the Horizon; Hosting over 110 Teams

Teams from a 5-state region will be vying for the coveted WSA Cup champions trophy.
The West Side Alliance S.C. will proudly and graciously welcome over 110 teams to the 7th Annual WSA Cup tournament this weekend.  Five states will be represented including Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma.  An estimated 1,600 participants will become a part of WSA Cup tradition that has established itself as a tournament of friendship, goodwill, and sportsmanship. 
All games will be played at the beautiful Valley Park Soccer Complex, a 30-field venue just north of Tulsa, the largest privately operated soccer facility in the Midwest.  The tournament committee has been excited about the growth again of the "younger" age divisions, which includes one of the largest pools (if not the largest pool) of 8-a-side teams to compete in a single weekend event in the state of Oklahoma.  The tournament committee and several WSA volunteers have tired laboriously behind the scenes to make it all happen once again.  This year's WSA Cup will coincide with four other major OSA events, and four major High School tournament.  On such a busy soccer weekend, the West Side Alliance S.C. is proud to be center stage, proud to be your hosts, and looking forward to a great weekend of soccer.

Special thanks to all WSA volunteers for your help and special thanks to all visiting guests for your willingness to allow West Side Alliance S.C. to be your hosts.  Good luck to all participants this weekend!
Please check back here next week for results and pictures for 2007 WSA Cup.
Click here for the 2007 WSA Cup Video Promo!

Soccer fans are anticipating another great soccer event as the 2007 WSA Cup Tournament prepares to kick-off this weekend at Valley Park Soccer Complex.

WSA 90 Boys OPL Champions!

2007 Oklahoma Premiere League Champions, WSA 90 boys
The West Side Alliance S.C. grabbed it's third Oklahoma Premiere League trophy of the year when the WSA 90 boys were crowned champions of the u17 "B" division. 
The WSA 90 boys had felt all year as if they had unfinished business from a match early in the season which was canceled due to lightning with the boys trailing 1-0 at the time.  Dropping that match early, and losing three points in the standings was a tough early blow.  But in traditional West Side Alliance style, the team got better as the season progressed, and it gained momentum slowly creeping it's way into the top spot just before Christmas.  While they may still want that one match back, the team won't complain about being named champions of the league in the end.  

In a close battle with Tulsa Nationals and Norman Celtic, the team etched out just enough points, staying 2 points clear of Nationals in the end, to get the championship trophy.  The league trophy marks WSA 90's second championship trophy of the year including the BASC Labor Day Tournament championship.  The squad, under the direction of Josh McElroy, utilized a balanced and potent attacking style, combined with a resilient and hard-working defensive mentality.  The team has a habit of bringing home hardware in league play having placed runner-up or third in the past four seasons of GCSA play.  This, however, marks the team's first championship trophy. 
The WSA 90 boys will now set their sights on WSA Cup 2007, and then will begin preparations for state competitions at the end of the season. 

The WSA 90 boys are coached by Josh McElroy, and managed by Mr. David Duffey and Mrs. Pat Major.
Congratulations WSA 90 boys - 2007 Oklahoma Premiere League Champions!   [03/25/07]

WSA 89 Girls OPL Runners-Up

2007 Oklahoma Premiere League Runners-Up, WSA 89 girls
The WSA 89 girls collected just enough points to capture the u19 girls "B" Oklahoma Premiere League Runner-Up trophy for 2007.  The team finished the season two points back of Nationals 89 girls.  While the league matches were scattered from August to February this past year, it was a solid 6 game winning streak in the middle of the season that put the WSA 89 girls in contention for the championship.
In fact going into their final two matches WSA held their fate in their hands.  But a late season trip to Norman to play Fury without a full side (due to ACT testing) gave the advantage back to Nationals.  Had WSA captured the win and 3 points in the table that weekend they would have grabbed the championship. Instead they left Norman empty handed and even gave Fury a chance to make a run at the top trophy.
 The league proved to have little discrepancy between the top teams as WSA squeaked away three one goal wins.  Several other league matches were also hotly contested.   The team was hoping their final graduation present would be another championship trophy, but the runner-up prize was well-deserved by this group of young ladies.  Most of the girls on the team have made their career playing for the WSA club, and their perseverance and persistence to rise from the cellar of the GCSA "C" league in u14's to take their stand among Oklahoma's best on their final curtain call is certainly close to a fairy tale ending.  The league trophy marks WSA's fourth consecutive league trophy (2006 u17's OPL 3rd place, 2005 GCSA League Champions, 2004 GCSA League Runners-Up). 
The 89 girls have plans to participate in the 2007 WSA Cup which is around the corner, and then the team will begin training for the end of year state competitions.  In the off-season about half of the current WSA 89 girls team will graduate and move on -- some to collegiate soccer careers.   The team is unique in having over half of it's roster still able to return for one more year as '90's.
The WSA 89 girls are coached by Roger Bush and Jamie Davis, and team manager is Mrs. Brenda Garner.

Well done WSA 89 ladies on a great season, and a great career!    

WSA 94 boys at the winners pavilion collecting their Ft. Smith Spring Kick-off Runner-Up medallions
WSA 94 Boys Finalist in Ft. Smith!
The WSA 94 boys grabbed another trophy, and marked their third consecutive tournament advancement, last weekend (March 10-11) in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, at the Spring Kick-off Invitational.  What a difference a season makes!

The team squeaked out a 2-1 win in their opening match over Arkansas Comets White scoring a late goal off the boot of Devon Streetman, after a lot of pressure and missed chances.  The team then rebounded to find it's form against the renowned Comets club, playing their "A" team this time around, Arkansas Comets Blue.  WSA went down a goal early, but Reibi Bustos found striking range from 25 yards away on a free-kick to draw the score level, and Joey Hall etched out a goal before half to give WSA a 2-1 advantage.  While Comets Blue added pressure the WSA backline held tight proving to be a formidable foe for one of Arkansas' top squads.  WSA would then get a goal against the run of play off a Hall service that glanced off Colton Lane's head, and then again when Colton Streetman would dig out a scramble following a corner-kick.  The quick goals in succession gave WSA a seemingly insurmountable 4-1 lead.  However, the Comets pressure finally paid off and they took advantage of two late free-kicks to draw the game to within 4-3, and that would be the final.  The next day WSA tied Arkansas Aztecas, ranked 4th in Arkansas, 2-2, on goals by Hall and Dulton Swearingen, which would ensure the team won it's group outright and advanced to the championship match.

WSA 94 boys build a pyramid to help cheer the WSA 94 girls on in the semifinals in Ft. Smith against ESC White. The 94 girls would go on to win 4-1 in the semifinal match.
The undefeated first round record landed WSA in the finals against IFC All-Stars.  WSA took a few injuries into the match against a very good IFC team and battled hard.  IFC scored an early counterattack goal 7 minutes in that would prove to be enough to secure the match.  WSA saw two chances glance off the post and crossbar late in the game, but nothing would find the net this day.
WSA 94 boys proudly accepted their third trophy of the year, while they are still hunting for their first tournament championship.  Recently they lost 2-1 in the CASA Invitational finals.  The team can see the gold medallion on the horizon, and they hope to go after it their next tournament of the year at home, WSA Cup.
WSA 94 boys are coached by Roger Bush and Jeff McIntosh, and the team manager is Mrs. Jamie Bradford.
Congratulations WSA 94 boys on another trophy!   [03/22/07]

WSA 94 girls traditional dogpile after winning another tournament trophy at the Ft. Smith Spring Kick-off Invitational
2007 Fort Smith Spring Kick-off Finalist, WSA 94 Girls!
Congratulations to the WSA '94 girls on a great showing at this past weekend's tournament in Fort Smith.  WSA started off the tournament Saturday morning defeating Arkansas Comets 5-0.  That afternoon they matched up with Russellville Hurricane with a win of 3-1.  They started their Sunday matches defeating NWA Lightning Strikers 4-0 then defeating ESC White 5-1 in the semifinal match, which put them in the finals against Conway.  Conway had defeated the Might Blue Birds, a national powerhouse, in the other semifinal match.  WSA conceded a goal fairly early in the match and although they were putting pressure on their opponent's goal, hitting the crossbar twice, they weren't able to put the ball in the back of the net.  Conway drew a penalty kick in the 2nd half which made the final score 2-0.  WSA continued to create several chances, and had several near misses before the full-time whistle ended the match.
Congratulations girls on another trophy!

WSA 94 girls Champions of the Gold Division in the Hurricane Cup are shown here sporting the medals the would win the following weekend in Ft. Smith.
The WSA '94 girls have now grabbed a total of 5 semi-finalist, 3 finalist and 7 championship trophies in their young careers.  The team will get refocused on trying to surpass it's traditional runner-up league trophy position, by winning a league championship and gaining promotion to the Oklahoma Premiere League.
Well done ladies and good luck on the rest of your league play this Spring!   [03/15/07]

WSA 94 Girls 2007 Hurricane Cup Gold Champions!
The WSA '94 girls started the Spring season off in tremendous fashion receiving a Championship trophy at the Hurricane Cup Invitational on February 24-25th at Broken Arrow.  The team competed in the "Gold" division.
They played their first game of the weekend Friday night, against TSC Red.  The team created several chances but they couldn't find the back of the net until halfway through the 2nd half when a corner by Taylor Bennett was nodded home off the head of Dez West, making the final of the game 1-0 in favor of WSA.  On Saturday WSA would meet Hurricane Jacobsen and Highlanders, and would ensure their spot in the finals on Sunday, with a combined total of goals scored at 7 and 0 goals against.  Their final game Sunday afternoon against MWC Fusion, an OPL team, would be played for the championship.  The girls definitely came to play and started the game with a lot of intensity which continued throughout the entire match. 
The final was 3-0.   
The final tally for the weekend: 11 goals scored for and 0 against - a complete shutout weekend!  Anna Walker was credited in goal for all four shutouts.
The team also received "The Kevin Leggett Fair play award" which is given to only one girls and boys team throughout the entire tournament, with the best record of fair play measured by player, crowd & coach conduct.  This is our favorite trophy we have received so far as it truly demonstrates not only the girls talent as soccer players on the field but how they represent themselves as well.
Congratulations and well done 94 girls!   [03/15/07]

WSA 92 Boys, 2007 Hurricane Cup u15 "Gold" Division Runners-Up
92 Boys Runners-Up Hurricane Cup Gold Division
The WSA 92 boys continued to play some impressive soccer the weekend of February 24-25 in the Hurricane Cup Showcase tournament in Broken Arrow.  The 92 boys coming off a tough first season in the OPL proved they are legitimately one of the region's top teams by reaching the championship match of the u15 boys "Gold" division against some elite competition.  The squad managed a draw against Springfield S.C. 91/92 by a scoreline of 0-0, and a 1-0 win over Lou Fusz SC White out of Missouri.  Both those opponents were state ranked and considered among the top teams in the midwest.  The team would find itself in a rematch with Edmond S.C. (ESC 92) Black in the championship match.  WSA had met ESC in their opening match of the tournament losing 3-0, but playing competitively.  ESC 92 is currently one of Oklahoma's top two u15 boys teams.  WSA's final performance wasn't exactly what they were hoping for, losing 4-0, but it didn't diminish the string of good results that lead them to the championship match. 
The 92 boys also recently played up two age divisions in the "Showcase of the South" in Little Rock, Arkansas, competing against again some of the region's top teams.  After a season in the OPL and a couple of high profile tournaments, the squad is hoping the increased level of competition helps them prepare for this year's state competitions.  WSA 92 boys are coached by Ryan Bush, assisted by Wes Branstetter, and team managers are Mr. Ken Lovelee, and Mrs. Brenda Lovelee.

Well done 92 boys on a great tournament performance!   [03/15/07]