Front row left to right: Megan Zini, Chloe Kane, Katherine Peticolas, Maddie Caito, Raechel Jackson, Mayci Wilderman, Reagan BakerBack row left to right: Coach Mike Jackson, Hannah Macias, Emma Voumard, Trinity Swift, Jenna Fleming, Riley Summers, Lucy Gonzalez.
The Alton United U12 girls soccer team, coached by Mike Jackson, captured the championship of the Mid-State Cup in Decatur June 8 with a 2-1 victory over Fusion (IL) Bloomington.
The tournament lasted over the weekend, starting on Saturday when the Alton squad defeated the Jacksonville JCS Crushers 5-1. AU turned around later that day to beat the Rochester RSC Rockets by a score of 3-1 to advance to the tournament finals on Sunday.
In Sunday’s semi-final game, AU defeated Mid-State SC 4-1 to advance to the finals.
In the championship game, Alton United defeated Fusion IL (Bloomington) to win first place. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation, with Hannah Macias scoring the winning goal to give Alton United the victory.