This past weekend was the culmination of several weekends of pickup soccer games at CMU. Tepper fielded a soccer team for the annual Yale MBA Soccer Tournament. We packed our bags and headed out Friday morning to Yale. After 9 hrs on the road, we finally reached New Haven and settled down at the hotel. After prepping for the game over a few beers at the local soccer pub, we woke up early to a beautiful morning and headed to the fields.
Also competing were HBS, the Kennedy School, Yale SOM, Yale Alumni, UNC, Simon (University of Rochester), Wharton and Columbia Business School. Divided into three fields, the “playoffs” were intense and we won two out of three games, beating Yale and UNC and losing in a close game to HBS. We won our quarter-finals match against the Kennedy School and faced Yale Alumni team in the semis. We were head to head against Yale, tied the game and lost in penalty kicks. Yale went ahead to the finals, tied with MIT and won again in penalty kicks.
Overall it was great to go out and have fun on the field. We did very well given our class size is a fraction of these larger schools yet were able to field a complete team. Now we have our sights on competing at Dartmouth in the spring and are looking for corporate sponsors.