Xplosion 98'... Crowned Region 1 U13G Champions 2012

2012 Region 1 U13G Champions The Xplosion ’98 girls were crowned U13 Girls Region 1 Champions this weekend in Lancaster, PA.

The U13 Xplosion made history by becoming the first YMS girls team to capture the Region 1 Championship trophy after a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory over their longtime rival from PDA (NJ). During this memorable week the Xplosion outscored their opponents 24-0 over (5) games.


The team went undefeated and did not allow one goal from their competition, while scoring 24 of their own. They won their bracket with wins over State Champs from MA, NEFC Central United, 4-0; VT Wildcard, Nordic Premier, 12-0; and ME State Champs, Seacoast United Maine Celtic, 3-0. The team then faced FSAFC United WHP Navy from CT in the Semi-Finals and shut them out 4-0. The finals pitted Xplosion ’98 against the NJ State Champs, PDA. The two teams battled through regulation with heavy play in both ends and the defenses holding firm to a 0-0 tie. The Xplosion ’98 girls scored in the first 5 minutes of the first overtime and that was all they needed, as they hung on to win 1-0.  

Congratulations to the girls on their first Region 1 Championship.The U19 boys YMS Thunder were defeated in the semi-finals 1-0 by the eventual region champions from Western NY. This was the final competitive game for the Thunder team who will be long remembered for bringing home YMS’s first ever USYSA National Championship in 2011.

Congratulations to both the Xplosion and Thunder for making YMS proud!!