Average Joes, star athletes, and spectators alike united on Saturday, January 30th to launch Montana Tech’s 2016 Soccer Tournament. The HPER was flooded starting at noon with teams warming up, running drills, and hitting the indoor soccer court. Among the soccer supernovas gathered on the HPER court were professor of management and information technology courses, Dr. Lance Revenaugh; Matte Kondryszyn, who doubled as a referee; and RA, Ross Boggs.
Ross Boggs was the secret weapon that weekend for the “Goal Diggers”, a team compiled of residents from Prospector and Centennial Hall. They kicked off a day packed with goals, close calls, and team bonding. Among the passionate players and fervent fans, Ross played in the tournament for the pure enjoyment of it.
“It sounded fun, my teammates were a bunch of cool dudes, and there’s not much to do on the weekends in Butte,” Ross disclosed after the game.
Ross was inducted onto the court alongside Tommy Pankratz, Dalton Thick, Bradley Heimbigner, Michael Nolan, and other teammates.
Veteran soccer players and those making their debut on the court joined together in back to back games. To support their favorite players and the event, No. 5 Carlos Martinez and No. 46 Eddie Smith of Montana Tech’s football team made a way into the audience to watch the soccer tournament. In the end, this friendly competition left the participants smiling, sweating, and with a Saturday afternoon well spent.