2004 Premier Captures Bolingbrook Labor Day Title!
Team Chicago Academy-2004 Premier Girls team took home first place hardware at the Bolingbrook Labor Day Tournament. The team opened the tournament with a dominating 3-0 win over Bolingbrook Raiders’ top team. Then beat a very strong Tinley-Frankfort Force team in the second match 3-1.
The final game of round-robin play was against Eclipse who had also won its first two matches. Despite an early morning game, 2004 Premier came out strong and won the game 2-0 to win the bracket and earn a spot in the championship match against Team Elmhurst.
In the final Team Chicago Academy-2004 Premier continued using the width and served great crosses into the box. When Elmhurst adjusted and was closing the flanks, Team Chicago started playing early, diagonal through-balls to ´create break-aways. Team Chicago finished three opportunities to win the championship match 3-0. Shaye Smith and Maggie Leger combined for three shutouts on the weekend, only allowing one goal all tournament off a penalty kick. The entire team did a great job of defending as a unit, possessing the ball, and serving good crosses into the box. What a great start to the season.