The second annual Fermilab vs. Argonne soccer match took place on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Fermilab Village. Fermilab fielded 18 players, and Argonne fielded 17.
The Fermibisons suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat in a highly contested match. The Argonners, out for revenge after a blowout defeat last year, started strong and jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but a late Fermi goal made it close.
The enthusiastic pro-Fermi crowd felt that they had a chance to tie at the end, but alas, the Fermibisons could not beat the clock to tie the game.
The two Fermibison goals were scored by Simon De Rijck, a graduate student on MINOS from the University of Texas at Austin, and Alexander Ratnikov, the son of a scientist in the Scientific Computing Division.
Everyone had a great time, and to quote Fermibison team captain Jorge Alberto Diaz Cruz, “All of the feedback I have received from my players was positive and enthusiastic.” After the game both teams joined for a barbecue at Kuhn Barn hosted by the Fermilab Student and Postdoc Association.
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