03 Team Chicago Academy Premier Girls Champions at Crystal Lake Classic
August 20th- Team Chicago Academy 03 Premier Girls win Crystal Lake Force Classic 2018 in Penalty kicks 5-3 after drawing 1-1 through regulation and overtime.
During group play the 03 Premier girls beat Crystal Lake 2-1 in the opener, followed by a 5-0 win over NUFC on Saturday. Sunday tied Aurora Kickers 0-0 to finish first in the group and move to the Championship match.
In the Championship match, the 03 Premier played a familiar foe, Crystal Lake who they saw in the first match of the weekend. Team Chicago struck just before to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Following multiple chances to increase their lead in the first 10 minutes of the second half, Crystal Lake fought off those chances and found themselves on a break with 10 minutes to go and equalized the game at 1-1. Through the first 5 minutes of overtime no team really created a chance, but some great defending in the 2nd overtime by Team Chicago kept the game knotted at 1-1 with a goal-line clearance in the last minute of the match. The teams headed to PK’s were Team Chicago prevailed 5-3 over Crystal Lake to claim the Championship.
“Great weekend by the girls and proud of their performances throughout the weekend. "-Coach Brown