Botafogo Wins IYSA State Cup!
Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo beat FC United 4-3 to claim the IYSA U17 State Cup championship. Bryce Banuelos got the first goal inside the opening 3 minutes, and Ashley Handwork bagged a brace in 15 minutes to put Botafogo up 3-0. FC United pulled one back before Meegan Johnston hit a screamer from 30 yards out into the upper 90 for the eventual game-winner just before halftime. Zoe Swift had 2 assists and Rachele Armand and Zoey Goralski also assisted.
With the win Botafogo secured a berth in the Regional Championships for a second time as it had already secure a spot by winning the Fall MRL Premier Division. Regionals will be held in Saginaw, MI June 22nd-27th and Botafogo has been grouped with the Omaha FC (Nebraska), Blast (Ohio South), and KSA (Kentucky).