Pune FC Cup 2014: Symbiosis Infotech Campus Seniors emerge winners

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The Pune FC Cup 2014, which was held as a run up to the annual B-school festival of SCMHRD Pune, saw SIC Seniors emerge as eventual winners. The three day tournament was held from December 13 – 15 at the Symbiosis Infotech Campus (SIC) in Hinjewadi. The teams that participated included Galaxy XI (Shahu College), 
Joga Bonito (SIIB),
DMS Pumba (PUMBA), One Byte (SCIT), SIC Seniors (SIIB,SCIT), 7up (SIMS), Los Leones (MIT), 
L&T Falcons (Open), Roger United (PCP College) KFC (SCMHRD), Kurkure (SCMHRD), Fifa (IBM)
 and Nicmar (Nicmar).

The teams jostled their way through the league rounds with L&T, Kurkure (SCMHRD), Los Leones (MIT) and SIC Seniors eventually making it to the semi-finals. Some of the impressive matches en route included the 4 – 0 hammering of 7Up (SIMS) by Los Leones, and the 8 – 1 thrashing of KFC (SCMHRD) by L&T.

The first semi-final saw L&T coast to a 3 – 0 win over Kurkure (SCHMRD), while the other one saw SIC Seniors edge out Los Leones in a penalty shootout. The finals between L&T and SIC Seniors, went into a penalty shootout after the game ended 0 – 0 in regulation time. SIC Seniors eventually emerged as the winners of the tournament. Swapnil Kadam, was adjudged as the Man of the Tournament for leading his team to victory.

In addition to the matches of the three-day Pune FC Cup, the Pune FC Youth Team also played an exhibition match, in front of a packed crowd at the Symbiosis campus.


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