Botafogo Wins IYSA State Cup!

Posted by Phil Nielsen on Jun 17 2012 at 04:26PM PDT in 2011-12

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).


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Team Record






Last Five Games
Sat, Jun 15 vs. Raiders FC United (L) 2 - 4
Mon, Jun 10 vs. SSA - FC Republic U9 (L) 1 - 3
Sun, Jun 02 vs. CFJ West U9 Boys Red (T) 2 - 2
Sun, May 26 vs. TCSA Premier Black (L) 0 - 3
Sat, May 25 at NSA Blackhawks (W) 0 - 2