“What a fantastic Saturday – eating delicious BBQ with my friends while watching my team take down Kellogg.” Of all the celebratory notes going around following the afternoon soccer matches between Booth and Kellogg, none summed up the experience better than First Year Alvaro Alesso’s quote.
The Booth-Kellogg Spring Soccer Match on April 22nd was the first event organized by the new 2017-2018 Soccer Club co-Chairs, following weeks of preparation and coordination between the two schools. Over 150 fans and friends from both sides of the divide were in attendance at the Saturday afternoon matches, enjoying the warm weather, mingling with each other, and savoring the food.
Though the least important aspect of the friendly event, what were the final scores? Game 1: Kellogg 1 – 0 Booth. Game 2: Booth 5 – 4 Kellogg. BBQ: 150 satisfied MBA students.
The main event, Game 2 between Kellogg’s and Booth’s ‘A’ teams, gave the fans all the drama and excitement they could ask for. Following several chances at victory in the final minutes for both teams, regulation and extra time concluded after 75 minutes in a 0-0 tie. After a few dramatic penalty kicks and saves, the shootout ended when Booth goalkeeper and co-MVP Rodrigo Mansur saved the 6th kick by Kellogg, handing Booth a 5-4 win on made kicks by Michael Jacobs (‘17), Tristan Taru (‘17), Kyle Bonney (‘18), Manuel Sanchez (‘18), and Yaniv Guelman (‘17).
So, who was the other co-MVP? If you were there, you would know that this award clearly went to the provider of the person quoted at the top of the page - the grill-master Alvaro Alesso who was responsible for turning a couple of friendly amateur matches into a must-attend event.