Fermilab vs. Argonne soccer match

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.


We’re all friends in the end: The Argonners and Fermibison soccer teams recently enjoyed a friendly match at the Village.

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