Another Successful MRL Weekend for Team Chicago!

Posted by Phil Nielsen on Sep 24 2012 at 02:05PM PDT in 2012-2013

Team Chicago Academy teams remain undefeated in Midwest Regional League (MRL) after another successful weekend with 2 wins and 2 ties.

Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo started off the weekend in blustering conditions, but on an absolutely perfect pitch against Eclipse Elite at the Oak Brook Polo Grounds. Without every rising to its usual high standards, Botafogo recorded a relatively comfortable 2-0 win to maintain its perfect record atop the MRL U18 Premier Division.

Megan Geldernick recorded her 3rd straight shutout in goal while Zoe Swift and Zoey Goralski each scored a perfect goal 10 minutes in and with 10 minutes left. Swift’s goal came after great combination play between Ashley Handwork, Zoey Goralski, and Swift before Swift expertly slotted the ball past the on-rushing GK to the corner of the far post.

Zoey Goralski’s goal came after a great pass from Gianna Dal Pozzo, where Goralski calmly walked the ball into the penalty box and found the foot of the far post.

Next up for Botafogo in MRL play is this Saturday against FC United in a re-match of the State Cup Final.

Saturday morning Team Chicago Academy-Eagles faced Omaha FC in Muscatine, IA. The teams went into half time level at 0-0. Unfortunately, Eagles gave up a quick goal early into the 2nd half. Battling back and creating chances, they were rewarded in the final seconds of the game when Wesley Anderson connected with a cross from Calum Nettleton to earn Eagles a deserved 1-1 draw.

Eagles then faced Juventus Phoenix from NE in the afternoon game. Trailing 1-0 going into half time, Eagles fought back with strong team play and goals by Max Graf and Calum Nettleton. Unfortunately, after giving up a goal with 10 minutes to go the game resulted in a 2-2 draw.

Eagles remain unbeaten through 7 games and currently sit in 3rd place.

Late on Sunday night Team Chicago Academy-Internacional continued its dominance in the MRL U16 First Division White with a 4-0 win over Campton United. Kiley Czerwinski got Internacional on the board early when she stripped the ball from a Campton defender and blasted a low far post finish.

A few mins later Miranda Lambert slotted a ball to Alena Sidwell who easily beat the goalie, and placed the ball past a recovering Campton defender into the back of the net. Just before the end of the 1st half, Internacional struck again when Megan Buchanan drove a long ball over the top of the Campton defense to Abby George who finished the opportunity in the far corner.

With 15 minutes left in the 2nd half, Jori Romano played a beautiful through ball to Miranda Lambert who poked it past the Campton goalie for Internacional’s final goal of the match.

Internacional has not given up a goal in MRL play thus far thanks to the solid defensive work by Megan Buchanan, Tori Christiansen, Tati Espinoza, Abby Flynn, Sophia Moreau and Nikki Molino. Sam O’Brien picked up the shutout for Internacional who is currently 3-0 in MRL.

Next up for Internacional in MRL is a couple of games in St. Louis this weekend.


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