Brasil Girls win Octoberfest Classic!
Team Chicago’s U11 Brasil Girls took home the first place trophy from the GLSA Octoberfest Classic in Libertyville, IL this past weekend. The Brasil Girls, coached by Brian Bierman, outscored their opponents 11-1 over the 4-game tournament.
The team kicked off pool play with a 7-0 victory over Libertyville U10 Orange. Nearly half the team’s members found the net, with goals by Eden Short (2), Jacqueline Stasny (2), Nikki Coryell, Tamara Hernandez, and Yanna Papoutsis. Allison Adams, Ellie Cast, and Bella Espinoza contributed with solid performances at mid-field, while Julia O’Dekirk and Sophie Benmore’s strong defensive play helped Emily Mauder earn the shutout on goalkeeper duty.
Game 2 proved to be a well-matched duel with Team Evanston Orange. After 50 minutes of play, neither team had notched a goal, ending in a 0-0 tie.
After a scoreless first half of Game 3, Nikki Coryell knocked in a corner kick from Eden Short. With another great cross from Short, Coryell sent it home once again to seal the 2-0 victory over BTSC Barcelona and earn the Brasil Girls a berth in the final.
In the Championship game versus Palatine Celtic, the Brasil Girls opened the scoring first with Eden Short finding the net early in the first half. Palatine answered not long after, notching the only goal of the tournament against the Brasil Girls. The game remained tied at 1-1 throughout the second half, sending the match into overtime. Near the end of the first OT period, Bella Espinoza chipped in a goal to give the Brasil Girls the lead. With no time remaining, the referee called a handball in the box, setting up a Palatine penalty kick. The shot went wide left of the net though, preserving the 2-1 win and a 1st place finish for the Brasil Girls.
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