Team Chicago 2004 Premier Girls are crowned the St Louis Scott Gallagher U15 Champions!
Aurora, IL November 7, 2018
In Saturday’s opening group play, the 04 girls defeated a physical Lockport Maroon team 2-0, followed by a gritty 1-0 win against the CBSC Flash. On Sunday morning they crushed a desperate Missouri Panathinakois Green team 5-0 successfully clinching their group!
In the Championship match the 2004 Premier girls met one of their IWSL A level division rivals Tinley-Frankfort Force, who previously beat them earlier this fall in league play. The TC girls were poised and ready for the rematch starting of the game with a great surge of energy setting up Sophia “Sett” T. to hit a low whipping cracker into the back of the net. The 2nd half opened with howling winds directly in Team Chicago’s face, but that didn’t deter their drive to continue dominating possession which led to a corner kick. The set play was perfectly executed to the back post where an aggressively attacking Kylee M. placed a beautiful volley making it 2-0. The Force girls battled back gaining some momentum which was quickly snuffed out by a TC counter attack where Kaidence H. whacked a thundering near post shot making it 3-0. When the final whistle blew TC’s defensive team and GK Maggie L. pitched a perfect weekend shut out as the TC girls scored 11 goals allowing 0 against.
Coach Frederick said, “This 04 team has battled adversity all season and they have learned how to work together as a team to find success! Their commitment to team work and passing coupled with strategic vision combined with the will to win shined brightly this weekend! I’m very proud of their growth through the fall season and their hard work and efforts were justly rewarded with a Championship win!!” He also added “A special thanks to the 05 Elite girls who joined us in STL to guest play!
This was just another GREAT example and showing of Team Chicago club commitment and support!”