The Hunan Football League for Undergraduate hosted by Hunan Provincial Education Department and Xiangtan University drew a close on May 20th. Totally, 10 university teams form Hunan province took part in this event. NUDT sent a team with 20 members to this match and won all the individual prizes (Excellent Sports Team, Best Coach, and Excellent Referee) as well.
Football team of NUDT was captained by Peng Xionghui (the dean of physical education office from College of Basic Education for Commanding Officers) and coached by Yang Xiaoxiong. Li Zhong was invited as a referee of the match by the organization committee.
During the pool match stage, NUDT football team first faced a grave situation in entering the semi-final stage, for we got two draws in the matches with teams of Hunan Institute of Engineering and Xiangtan University. However, our players were not overwhelmed by frustration in adversity. Captain Peng Xionghui encouraged the players and coach Yang adjusted the team’s personnel and tactics in time. In the followed two matches we defeated teams from Hunan Commercial College and Hunan Institute of Humanities, Science and Technology with scores of 5:0 and 3:0 respectively. As a result, we took the first place in the group and advanced in to the semi-final.
In the semi-final, we met the team of Changsha University of Science and Technology. In this tough match, no one got a score in the 90-minute-game and it was dragged into penalty shoot-out. After 12 rounds, we defeated the opponent and entered the final.
Our opponent in the final was a strong team- Hunan University. We tried our best in this match, although in the past matches we scarcely defeated them. The game was pushed into penalty shoot-out with the score of 1:1. Under the pressure of one lapse in the shoot-out, we finally won the game and the champion of the league. Our players’ brevity and perseverance were highly praised by the organization committee, participated universities and the audience.