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Friday, December 08, 2006

USP Laucala's soccer teams retain soccer titles in SI inter-tertiary games

The University of the South Pacific Lauacla Campus soccer teams 1 and 2 have been crowned the soccer champion and the runner up, after the closing of the inter-tertiary games in Honiara yesterday.

During the pool play, both Laucala's team 1 and 2 came second in their respective polls preventing them from playing each other in the semi-finals. In the first semi-final game yesterday morning at the Telekom grounds, USP Laucala 2 just managed to edge Papua New Guinea boys through a sudden penalty shoot-out. After full time, both teams were locked at 1 all resulting in 5 penalty shoots. After the 5 penalty shoots, both teams were still tied at 4 all resulting in sudden shots. PNG missed their shot while Laucala scored enabling them to qualify for the grand final.

In the second semi-final, Laucala team 1 also beat SICHE through penalty shoot-outs at the King George VI south field. The grand final did not eventuate as both Laucala teams prefer to share the first and second prizes. The third prize was scooped by PNG boys displacing SICHE in the loser's final.

The official presentation of prizes for all the sports played is scheduled for today evening at the Multi-purpose hall.

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