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U14 Freedom - Arlington Invitational Tournament Champions!
Spring 2010

The Alexandria Freedom U14 girls team opened its spring season by winning the Classic Division of the 2010 Arlington Spring Invitational Tournament.  The Freedom won two games and tied another in pool play to advance to the
championship match against the Chantilly Revolution.

Down 1-0 for most the game, Darby Philbrick scored with 2:30 left in regulation forcing the match into the mandatory (2) five minute overtime

Chantilly countered quickly and went up 2-1 in the second minute of the first OT period, but the Freedom answered with another dramatic come from
behind game tying goal by Alison Lindsay in the waning seconds of the second OT, sending the game to penalty kicks.

The team converted three kicks from the penalty spot, and goalkeeper Gianna Knutson made several saves allowing just one goal to ensure the win.

This is the Freedom’s second tournament championship in the 2009-10 campaign to go along with two other tournament second-place finishes.

U14 Freedom Stafford St Patrick’s Tournament Champions
Spring 2010

The Alexandria Freedom continued their winning ways this weekend (March 20-21) winning their second preseason tournament in as many weekends; by winning the 2010 Stafford St Patrick’s Tournament Championship.  They won all four of their matches and allowed just one goal in the process.  Freedom defeated the CYA Hotshots 2-1 on goals from Alison Lindsey and Katie Egbert.

The team had numerous highlights for the weekend, Darby Philbrick was given the "Golden Boot" award for scoring the teams most goals.  Gianna Knutson again provided outstanding net minder skills not allowing a goal until the championship match.  Overall, defensively Katie Egbert, Marjie Woods, Kaileen Rouin, Megan Golinowski and Julia Beiro helped shore up the back line of defense.



U9 Fire White Stafford St Patrick’s Tournament Finalists
Spring 2010
The U-9 ASA Fire White girls recently competed in the 2010 SASA St. Patty's Day Tournament and were Finalists in only their third tournament together as a team!  The girls scored thirteen goals and allowed only two on their way to the Championship match.  In the Final, the girls lost to the BRYC Elite in a tough match on a hot and beautiful Spring day.  Congratulations girls on a great showing and good luck during the 2010 Spring WAGS season!
Top (L-R) - Coach Bobier, Ana Humphrey, Emma Repke, Meg Bonilla, Caroline Bates, Hannah Stone, Ellie Loughlin, Coach Ponzi
Bottom (L-R) - Lily Price, Mikaela Discenza, Reese Hardman, Sophie Johnson, Annaliese Ponzi, Mosey Kernan

Alexandria Sees Success at Fall 2009 Tournaments

U-10 Alexandria Fusion White Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament Finalists

The U-10 ASA Fusion White boys team recently competed in the 2009 Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament and were Finalists in their fifth consecutive tournament!  In the Championship match, the boys battled the SYA Cardinals to a scoreless draw in regulation and overtime before succumbing in a seven round penalty kick shootout, 4-3.  During the tournament, the boys outscored their opponents, 9 - 1, en route to the Championship match. 
On top of that, the boys also finished first in their division during the Fall NCSL season by ending up with a record of 8 wins and 1 loss.  Including tournaments, Fusion White finished the Fall season with 15 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie.  Congratulations boys on a successful Fall season and good luck in 2010!

U-10 Alexandria Fusion White Great Falls VIP Tournament Finalists

The U-10 ASA Fusion White boys team recently competed in the 2009 Great Falls VIP Tournament and were Finalists in their fourth consecutive tournament.  In the Championship game, the boys lost a heartbreaker to the Great Falls Rapids, 2-0, after playing in an unprecendented three games in four hours!  Throughout the tournament, the boys put on an offensive and defensive display on their way to outscoring their opponents, 24 - 3.  Congratulations boys on another successful tournament showing and good luck the rest of the 2009 Fall season!

U-14 Dynamo - Busch Gardens Classic Champions!

The U-14 Dynamo went undefeated in the Fall 2009 Busch Gardens Classic.   GO DYNAMO!!

U14 Freedom - Dulles National Tournament Champions!

The team went 4-0, scoring 7 goals and we did not allow any.  The team competed in the Champions bracket which was the middle tier of the 3 offered.


U14 Freedom - Finalists in Williamsburg Cup!

The freedom beat the Titans and then the Legacy Sunday and took 2nd place in the U-13/U14G super group. 
On Saturday they had tied SYA Arsenal and lost to the champion Chesapeake United SC Flash

U10 United for make the Cardinal Cup Final



Alexandria Sees Success at Spring 2009 Tournaments

U-10 Atletico Win Virginian Championship

Alexandria Atletico U-10 White had a memorable Memorial Day weekend of soccer as they competed in The Virginian soccer tournament.  Oliver, Evan, Saad, Levi, Alejandro, McLean, Joey, Asher, Isiah, Jared, and Ethan all were focused and ready for their chance to win in the final.  Both the offense and defense worked hard to seal the championship 3-0 on a hot and humid Memorial Day made for a well deserved championship for the boys.  For many boys and for the the team it was the first tournament championship and along with the boys excitement, the parents were equally thrilled but relieved the match was over and they could celebrate with their boys that worked so hard over the three days!  Way to go Atletico!!! Now to finish the season strong!!!

U-12 Thunder Win Virginian Championship

ALEX Thunder won the Virginian U12 Bronze Division with a record of 5-0-0 (13-2). 

U-9 United White Advance to Virginian Final

Congratulations to ASA U9 United White, finalists at the 2009 Virginian Memorial Day tournament! United White went undefeated through 4 games, scoring 12 goals before falling 1-0 in a tough match in the finals Monday afternoon. Please join Coach Jessica Smat in congratulating the girls for their determination and hard work!

U-13 Dynamo Elite Win Arlington Invitational Championship

Alexandria Soccer Association’s U13 Boys team won the Spring 2009 Arlington Invitational Tournament. In their eight-team division Dynamo Elite opened the tournament by beating the Beach FC Black 3-1, and the VSA Heat 95 2-0.  In the third game the Dynamo tied the Arlington Suprema Inferno 0-0 to advance to the final undefeated.  The final was a hard faught game against the ABGC Firestorm the Dynamo won the championship with a 3-0 victory.

The defense--Jack Hall, Aaron Carges, Tommy Hart, Matt Leaonard and Randy (pants) Harrell--played a great tournament led by the goalkeeper Jack Carver allowing only 1 goal in four games.

The offense--Kevin Ortez. Yousef Beidas, Jack Clare, Aidan Fielding Nick Cargas, Camille El-Baba, Colin Bell and our newest edition Spencer Amarantides--maintained a high level of pressure which created many scoring opportunities over the course of the weekend.

Our injured players Ben Cermak and Connor Ortman gave huge support and motivation to the team throughout the tournament, showing what a true teammate is.

The Dynamo Elite are the true meaning of the word team and with this much heart and determination the sky is the limit.


U-10 Atletico Advance to Arlington Invitational Final

Alexandria Atletico White U-10 boys had a excellent showing in the Arlington Invitational Tournament, finishing runner-up in the Classic Division.  Atletico won their group with 2 wins and 1 loss and moved onto the Championship Final to face Chantilly which went undefeated in their group.  The game started off slow for Alexandria as the nerves of playing in a final was showing and Chantilly went up 2-0 quickly to start.  Atletico pulled a goal back to make it 2-1, but Chantilly again struck to make 3-1 going into the break.  All the boys on Atletico White: Oliver, Isiah, Alejandro, McLean, Asher, Matias, Joey, Levi, Saad, Jared, Evan, and Ethan took it upon themselves at halftime to show that their excellent play in the previous games was for not, and decided to show Chantilly that they could fight back!  Atletico got a goal back within 10 minutes to make it 3-2 and kept pressuring the Chantilly net to get the tying goal making it 3-3.  Each team would have their chances to end regulation and went to overtime where Chantilly got a breakaway and finished what ended up being the game winning goal in OT to win 4-3 in OT.  Both teams were exhausted as were all that watched the game realizing how great Atletico did to come back against all odds to almost win their first tournament as a team what for many of the boys was their first time playing for a championship. 
Excellent work to all of the players on Atletico for working as a team the whole weekend, playing some excellent soccer, and sticking together when things looked rough to let all in their age group know that Atletico is a team to not be taken lightly in the future!

U-9 ASA Fusion are Finalists at SASA St. Patrick’s Day Tournament

The U-9 ASA Fusion White team recently competed in the 2009 SASA St. Patrick’s Day Tournament and were Finalists in their third consecutive tournament.  In the Championship game, the boys lost a heartbreaker to the FASA Elite, 1-0.  Throughout the tournament the boys displayed superb saves in goal, rock-solid defense, and several glorious finishes.  Congratulations boys and good luck in the 2009 Spring NCSL season!

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