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It was another victorious day for Team Chicago Academy teams as Team Chicago Academy-Internacional beat WI Rush 5-2 to solidify its first place position in the U15 First Division, followed by Team Chicago Academy-Santos defeating LCU 4-1 in the U16 First Division to maintain its perfect record and move into first place, and finally Team Chicago Academy-Brasília defeated SLSG Metro 1-0 in U13 MRL qualification.

Internacional got a hat-trick from Kiley Czerwinski and goals by Abby Flynn and a stunning goal by Tati Espinosa to secure the win. Santos got a brace from Kaela Leskovar in the first half followed by a Kelsey Pruett goal and an AJ Jakuszewski PK in the second half. Assists by Olivia Schmitt 2, Katie Ciesiulka, Talise Romain, Heather Handwork, and Rachael Brots. Brasília got its goal from Lupe Anguiano from a Rachel Erdman cross. Megan Keefer earned the shutout in goal.

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Internacional & Santos Win in MRL Play!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at Oct 22, 2011 4:43PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Academy-Internacional defeated KM United Blue 2-1 in U15 MRL First Division play extending its win-streak to three games and moving into first place. Sam O’Brien bagged the brace to secure the win.

Internacional faces WI Rush Blue in the final MRL game of the season tomorrow at 10am at Sportscore II.

Team Chicago Academy-Santos followed up with a convincing 4-0 win against WI Rush to maintain its perfect record in U16 MRL First Division play.

Kristen Brots and Heather Handwork each bagged a brace to secure the win. Kaela Leskovar provided a couple of assists, and Abbey Mazur pitched in with another assist. Courtney Keefer earned the shutout in goal with stellar defensive support from AJ Jakuszewski, Rachael Brots, Abbey Mazur, Talise Romain, Kelsey Pruett, and Madi Harris.

Santos faces LCU tomorrow at Noon at Sportscore II in Rockford.

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Vasco Moves into First Place!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at Oct 17, 2011 1:19PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Academy-Vasco played a great game yesterday from start to finish to beat Campton United 2-0. The win moved them into first place in the IWSL AB-W Division with two league games left to play.

Jasmine Ruiz scored a great goal from 20 yards out in the first half to give Vasco the lead. With 10 minutes left to go in the game great mid field play led to Madie Sandberg’s game-winner.

The defense, lead by Molly Ohse, Caroline Cordes, Anna Sheen, and Shelby Adamchik shut down any chances that Campton had, and Jocelyn Lent earned the shutout in goal. It was a great overall team effort that led to the win.

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Botafogo Beat Wisconsin State Champs in MRL!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at Oct 9, 2011 8:15PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo came back from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to win 3-2 at North Shore United the Wisconsin State Champs. With the win Botafogo is back on top of the MRL Premier Division with a 5-0-1 record.

The game got off to a poor start for Botafogo as they conceded a 3rd minute goal off a defensive miscue. Missing three 100% chances over the next 15 minutes Botafogo squandered the opportunity to get back in the driver’s seat, and with 15 minutes left in the half matters got worse as North Shore went up 2-0 off a free kick.

However, it was a fired-up Botafogo team that came out after the break. Playing with far greater intensity and sense of urgency, they created chance after chance. Dana Miller got a goal back off Rachele Armand’s corner 10 minutes in, and when Zoey Goralski scored off another Rachele Armand corner with 18 minutes to go, it seemed to just be a question of time before they would find the deserved winner.

Three great shots off the crossbar, and two more 100% chances missed, made for a nervous finish, but with four minutes left Zoey Goralski got the game-winner with a great strike from 20 yards out.

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Eagles Win Nike Fall Classic!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at Oct 9, 2011 7:59PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Academy-Eagles took first place in the Nike Fall Classic this weekend at Olympic Park in Schaumburg, IL. They scored 12 goals and only let up 1 in the four games played.

The boys played extremely well all weekend, and especially in beating FC Citadel from Indiana in the final.