Men's World Cup Soccer Spring 2009


(Alphabetical): Mello Barros, Stephen Canning, Alex Cavallini, Jaysen Goncalves, Andrew Jordan, Ross Kendall, Leandro Malta, Jaime Mira, Colin Monkiewicz,
Joseph Riley, Alex Zebrowski


Championship Game Summary
Impressions 6, Chupacabras 3

The intramural world cup soccer tournament features some of the best soccer on campus. After all, how many games do you see two players with a hat trick? After pool play and two semifinal games, two talented teams, Impressions and Chupacabras squared off in the final.

Impressions’ key scorer Alex Cavallini notched his first goal of the game barely a minute after kickoff. Cavallini struck again, netting his second goal of the contest about four minutes later to give Impressionsa quick 2-0 lead.  It didn’t take long for Impressions to score again, this time off the foot of captain Jaime Mira. Down by three goals early, Chupacabras got on the board with Jose Garcia’s goal for a 3-1 score. Cavallini wasn’t done either, netting the hat trick with about eight minutes left in the half. Scoring stopped briefly and Impressionstook the 4-1 lead into the half.

The story of the 2nd half was basically the same – a shooting showdown between Cavallini and Garcia. Cavallini scored his fourth goal, extending the lead 5-1. Garcia and Chupacabras were not ready to go down without a fight. Garcia netted a pair of goals within two minutes for his own hat trick. Twelve minutes left and a 5-3 game...okay, everyone else go to the sidelines and let these two duel it out, right?

Scoring opportunities were limited for the remainder of the game as the teams buckled down with defense (or they were exhausted), but Cavallini added his fifth for the finishing touch on a 6-3 victory for Impressions.


(Alphabetical): Ryan Bell, Andres Calderon, Jose Garcia, Edward Grueter,
Travis Johnson, Peter Luke, Nick Marshall, Patrick Parhiala, Keith Richard, Jonathan Schomburgk