Business School and Arts and Sciences Team Wins Soccer Championship Match
by Narrow Margin
With the semester coming to an end, the final AUB soccer match of the
year began, with the Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
facing off against the School of Engineering. Close to forty fans came
out to the International College field on the late afternoon of May 23
to watch the event. High above, overlooking the field from the dorm balconies,
many more spectators gathered, adding their voices and applause, and brightening
the whole scene with the flags of their favorite World Cup teams.
The teams were evenly matched. Engineering, which scored first, celebrated
by the players lying on their backs and kicking their feet in the air.
The Arts and Sciences and Business team responded with strong effort,
making a number of goal shots during the first half of the game. They
soon tied the score and then pulled ahead to make the score two to one.
In the second half, Engineering pushed hard, tied the score again, and
held it there at two to two throughout the rest of the game-until the
final important shoot out. As the star forwards and goalies of each team
faced off and made one shot after another, the scores climbed evenly.
But then Engineering missed, the match ended, and the faculty of Arts
and Science and the Business School team took home the championship with
a win of seven over Engineering's six.
Throughout the match, fans cheered the good plays made by both teams,
not limiting their enthusiasm to their favorite team. Players on the field,
too, gave a helping hand to their fallen opponents. With the international
flags flying overhead, the big game was truly a celebration of fine sportsmanship.