Competition Summaries

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US ATHLETICS

vs.
Liyuan Elementary
Loss 0-2

The JV girls tennis team started their season with a match against Liyuan Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. Although a little bit nervous to begin, Selena N. (‘22) calmed herself to a well-played singles match against a very consistent opponent with many games going to deuce. In doubles, the new combination of Nicole H. (‘22) and Kate H. (‘23) also shook off some nerves before getting into a better rhythm of play from the baseline at the end of their match, but eventually losing to a more consistent team. The girls will continue working on more aggressive play, especially from the net, this week during practice.

#1 Singles: Selena N. (‘22) L, 2-6

#1 Doubles: Kate H. (‘23) and Nicole H. (‘22) L, 0-6


vs.
Girls Touch - GR7&8
Tie 1-1

The girls were really excited about their first game of the season and the wet weather did not dampen their spirits. However, the slippery ball made it difficult for both teams to hold on to possession for complete sets of six touches. As a result, neither team could sustain pressure long enough and convert it into more points. The girls came away with things to work on as individuals and as a team, and they are already looking forward to next week. We would like to thank the Grade 7 & 8 touch teams and their coaches for the opportunity to play!

Touchdown: Erin ('23)

vs.
Kainan Vocational Senior High
Loss 48-64

The JV Blue boys basketball team opened its season with a 64-48 loss to a strong Kainan Vocational High School team. The Tigers did not back down from the physical visitors from Kainan and trailed 10-9 at the close of the first quarter but they struggled to handle the opposition's zone press and were outscored 40-25 in the second and third quarters. Despite the result the coaches were very pleased with the team's performance and there were numerous positive performances in the loss. Clint L. ('22) rebounded well, blocked a number of shots and chased down loose balls all game. Ryan S. ('22) showed solid poise and patience against Kainan's trapping zone press. Justin L. ('23) was fearless on offense in going up against a team of much older, physically imposing players and led the team in scoring. Andrew K. ('22) showed great discipline on defense in contesting shots without fouling. The Tigers face off against Jinhua Junior High at 4PM Friday in Joie Gymnasium.

vs.
Yongho Junior High
Loss 28-154

The JV girls basketball team began the season against an aggressive Yongho Junior High. With first game jitters, theLady Tigers came out a bit timid only scoring four points in the first quarter. Eventually finding their groove and bringing more intensity, they began to run the offense with greater success leading to more shots taken. Defensively the Tigers fell short when faced with the quick transition offense Yongho brought to the court. Despite the score, the Tigers held their head high and proud about what they were able to execute in this season opener. With continued work this week, the ladies will be back this Friday, Nov. 15 at 3:45PM.

vs.
Kainan Vocational Senior High
Loss 22-27

In a very close game, TAS played very well especially with a number of players being asked to play a new position at the last minute. The players combined to score some very well worked tries with hard running by the forwards and strong support from the backs. Daisuke K. (‘22) and Isaac B. (‘22) produced superb performances, leading the forwards and backs respectively in attack and defence against a more experienced team from Kainan Vocational Senior High.

vs.
ACC Ladies
Win 3-2

The varsity girls tennis team kicked off their season on Friday night against a team fielded by the ACC. All of the matches displayed highlights of good play as the team prepares for the IASAS Exchange in two weeks' time in Malaysia. All of the singles players this week were dominating in their matches by staying calm and consistent. In doubles, the teams all did well communicating with their new combinations. The new team faces of Maggie C. (‘23) and Mia H. (‘22) took in the experience for their debut starts. The team will continue working on consistency and getting a high percentage of first serves in this week to prepare for next week’s match.

#1 Singles: Allie C. ('20) W, 6-0

#2 Singles: Evelyn H. (‘22) W, 6-1

#3 Singles: Tingyu Y. ('21) W, 6-1

#1 Doubles: Allison S. (‘22) and Vivian H. (‘21) L, 4-6

#2 Doubles: Maggie C. (‘23) and Mia H. (‘22) L, 4-6

Time Trials
Other

Varsity swimmers participated in the 200m individual medley and a "Quadathlon" where each swimmer raced a 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Times were added to form a cumulative result with the lowest total time being the winner. Congratulations to Hironori K. ('21) and Yvonne K. ('22) who won the competition.

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Other

Varsity swimmers participated in the 200m individual medley and a "Quadathlon" where each swimmer raced a 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Times were added to form a cumulative result with the lowest total time being the winner. Congratulations to Hironori K. ('21) and Yvonne K. ('22) who won the competition.

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vs.
Luodong Vocational Senior High
Win 42-10

Defensive pressure early on saw the TAS boys score first and take the lead. The heavy rain early in the match made for slippery conditions and TAS went into the first intermission up by two scores. The middle period saw TAS in the attacking half regularly, and pressure led to several tries off scrums and open play. With a comfortable lead, the TAS boys experimented with various combinations of players, and finished with a try in the closing seconds.

vs.
Minglun Senior High
Win 85-55

The TAS varsity boys cruised to an easy 85-55 road win at Minglun Senior High on Friday in their second league game and first road game of the year. The Tigers played with great energy for much of the game, pushing the pace on offense and being active on defense. Still, there remains much to improve on, especially with valuing the basketball and controlling the boards.

Despite the 30-point margin, the team still managed to turn the ball over 32 times, many of which were unforced. The Tigers also struggled to get after rebounds and other loose balls, conceding a stunning 25 offensive rebounds to Minglun. For TAS, Ben G. ('22) set the tone early with three blocked shots in the first minute of the game, while Devan C. ('21) helped keep the offense moving smoothly and quickly up and down the court. Ben finished the game with seven blocks, four steals, and nine rebounds, while shooting 11/16 on FGs. Devan played poised basketball on both ends of the court, leading the team with six assists and ten rebounds, while shooting 7/11 from the floor, nabbing two steals, and limiting himself to only two turnovers. Andrew W. ('21) had a strong game off the bench with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two 3-pointers. Nick T. ('21), Wayne L. ('21), and Luke H. ('22) also all played with great energy on both ends of the floor as evidenced by their high +/- ratings.

With the win, the Tigers move to 2-1 on the season, including a 2-0 record in the Choxue League. They are back in action on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the USG against another league opponent--Zhuwei HS.

vs.
Dacheng Junior High
Loss 59-60

The Tigers fought back in a thriller finish against Dacheng Junior High before a raucous TAS crowd in Joie gymnasium on Friday night. TAS had a sizeable height advantage but Dacheng countered with quickness, high intensity and aggressive play coupled with good perimeter shooting. It was a close game throughout with the Tigers taking a two-point lead after the first quarter, 18-16. Plagued by turnovers and missed opportunities at the charity stripe, the Tigers found themselves trailing at the half, 29-30.

The Tigers tried to pull away in the third quarter but Dacheng connected on four 3-pointers (they hit 10 in the game) to keep it close. With a slight 47-46 lead going into the fourth, the Tigers found themselves trailing 56-49 with less than six minutes remaining in the game. With 15.5 seconds remaining in the game and trailing by three, the Tigers converted on a drive to the basket and had an opportunity to tie it at the charity stripe. Unable to convert, the Tigers closed out the thriller losing by one point, 59-60. The Tigers had their best shooting percentage this season, hitting just under 40% from the field. At the free throw line, the team's struggles continued as they only converted 15 of 39 attempts (39%).

The Tigers controlled the boards grabbing 63 total rebounds for the game (18 offensive and 45 defensive rebounds). The team's Achilles heel was their 41 turnovers, the highest of the season.

Sabrina C. ('21) led all scorers with 18 points and eight boards. Sarah J. ('21) added 16 points and 23 boards for her second double-double of the season. Freshman Catrina Y. ('23) scored 12 points and nabbed 16 rebounds for her first career double-double. Maya R. ('21) added five points and 10 boards. Yuri N. ('21) added five points and Letisha W. ('21) chipped in three points to round out the Tigers' scoring.

vs.
Taipei Touch Association
Tie 3-3

The varsity girls played well in their weekly Friday night encounter with the Taipei Touch team. The girls continued to focus on their urgency and were forced to concentrate on basic ball skills as the rain made the field and ball very slippery. They tried out some new moves over the weekend with some success. It was a long week of training, traveling and games this week and the girls pushed hard physically and mentally. We are looking forward to continuing the build towards our IASAS Exchange next week.

vs.
National Taiwan Normal University
Tie 3-3

The TAS varsity boys tennis team had their first game day of the season on Saturday morning against NTNU. Freshman Bruce L. ('23), opened the ledger for TAS with a strong No. 3 singles performance. After jumping out to an early lead, his opponent broke back; nevertheless, Bruce was able to modify his game strategy and reduce the power of his groundstrokes in favor of more precise shot placement. This allowed him to move his opponent around the court and ultimately set himself up with a number of effective kill shots.

On the second court, William C. ('21) and Alex L. ('21) were engaged in a highly entertaining match against NTNU's No. 1 doubles duo. Minimal unforced errors, consistent baseline and net play and well-rehearsed on-court communication allowed the TAS boys to slowly chip away at their opponents until they forced a break of serve around mid-set, at which point they never looked to be in any doubt. Alex, who will serve the team as one of the top singles players at IASAS, played a second set of doubles with varsity newcomer Luke L. ('22), where he continued his invaluable on-court mentorship role for our doubles players.

No. 1 singles player Max O. ('20) faced the daunting task of going head-to-head against a former player from Wake Forest's Division 1 tennis team. Max held his serve early on, but the versatility and strength of his opponent had him scrambling midway through the set. At 7-3 down, Max dug in his heels, scrapping for every point and executing some mind-bending passing shots to claw his way back to 7-6. Ultimately, his opponent held on to finish the set 8-6. This was an impressive opening game day. The TAS boys all looked energized, united and excited to march into IASAS.

#1 Singles: Max O. ('20) L, 6-8

#2 Singles: Sean H. ('20) L, 5-8

#3 Singles: Bruce L. ('23) W, 8-4

#1 Doubles: Alex L. ('21) and William C. ('21) W, 8-5

#2 Doubles: Aaron S. ('21) and Tsuyoshi M. ('21) L, 6-8

#3 Doubles: Luke L. ('22) and Alex L. ('21) W, 8-4

vs.
Okinawa Shooting Stars
Win 59-47

The JV Gold boys won their season opener against a middle school club team that traveled from Okinawa. Going into the game, our goals were to play proper help-side defense and to push the ball in transition. For the most part, our post players shifted in time to help on the drive. A next step would be to maintain position and avoid fouling the opponent. Moving forward, our goal for our guards would be to maintain a proper defensive stance and avoid reaching when we get beat on the drive.

Our transition game was the key to our success, as we easily handled our opponent's full-court pressure, and our guards made good decisions about whether to feed the post or take the ball to the hole. Even though we missed a lot of shots down low, our size allowed us to get second chance opportunities and to draw fouls. Nine out of our 10 players scored in the winning effort.

MS ATHLETICS

Blue 2 vs. Xinwu Junior High
Loss 33-66

The TAS Blue 2 boys basketball team took on a strong Xinwu Junior High School for their first game of the season. Xinwu came out pressuring with their 3-2 zone defense, trapping us in the hopes of forcing the Tigers into bad passes. The boys did a better job pressuring the basketball and forced several turnovers in the second quarter and scored several open baskets, cutting the score to 35-20 at halftime. Xinwu Junior High continued to pressure with their zone defense and scored more uncontested baskets in the second half. Defensively the Tigers had some trouble getting back in transition and allowed Xinwu to have too many second chance points. The Tigers will continue to work on their defense and communication, and they are looking forward to their next game.

vs.
Girls Touch - JV
Tie 1-1

The Grade 7 & 8 Blue team trained hard during the past fortnight for their much anticipated first game against the JV team. With so many of the JV girls having come through the MS program, this was always going to be an evenly balanced enounter between old friends and teammates. The rain came down very heavily before the start of the match which only added to the nerves. But once the Grade 7 & 8 girls stepped on to the field, they played with focus and determination and all signs of nervousness disappeared. They played fast and with purpose and kept to the game plan. The girls were able to pass the ball out wide to Maya K. ('24) who passed on to Elliette S ('24) who sped away for a touchdown. They deservedly came off the field feeling very proud of themselves for playing so well and keeping the JV team to a 1-1 draw. Can't wait for next week's match.

vs.
Danshui Junior High
Loss 12-40

The TAS Grade 7 & 8 boys rugby team put up a tremendous effort against the always strong Danshui Junior High. The game was back and forth throughout with both Julian D. ('24) and Jon T. ('24) scoring early in the first and second periods. Evan P. ('24) managed to slot one through the uprights and give TAS their first successful conversion kick of the season. The defense was busy early and often, with Danshui really pushing the pace of the game, making several strong runs inside the TAS five-meter line. However, the TAS defense held strong and only gave up three tries in the first 30 minutes. The third period was highlighted by a tremendous defensive effort by the entire TAS team, as many players were able to take the field and showcase their talents. In the end, Danshui was just too much and was able to slot in a few more tries, with the final score at 40-12 in favor of Danshui.

Time Trials
Other

Our Grade 7 & 8 swimmers competed in the 100m individual medley and 200m freestyle. They were challenged by applying all the technical skills of the sport, as well as their aerobic and aenerobic fitness in the mid-distance event. Congratulations to the winners of the boys 100IM and 200FR events, Douglas C. ('25), and to Isabelle L. ('26) on the girls' side.

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Time Trials
Other

Our Grade 7 & 8 swimmers competed in the 100m individual medley and 200m freestyle. They were challenged by applying all the technical skills of the sport, as well as their aerobic and aenerobic fitness in the mid-distance event. Congratulations to the winners of the boys 100IM and 200FR events, Douglas C. ('25), and to Isabelle L. ('26) on the girls' side.

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US ATHLETICS

Basketball

vs.
Kainan Vocational Senior High
Loss 48-64

The JV Blue boys basketball team opened its season with a 64-48 loss to a strong Kainan Vocational High School team. The Tigers did not back down from the physical visitors from Kainan and trailed 10-9 at the close of the first quarter but they struggled to handle the opposition's zone press and were outscored 40-25 in the second and third quarters. Despite the result the coaches were very pleased with the team's performance and there were numerous positive performances in the loss. Clint L. ('22) rebounded well, blocked a number of shots and chased down loose balls all game. Ryan S. ('22) showed solid poise and patience against Kainan's trapping zone press. Justin L. ('23) was fearless on offense in going up against a team of much older, physically imposing players and led the team in scoring. Andrew K. ('22) showed great discipline on defense in contesting shots without fouling. The Tigers face off against Jinhua Junior High at 4PM Friday in Joie Gymnasium.

vs.
Yongho Junior High
Loss 28-154

The JV girls basketball team began the season against an aggressive Yongho Junior High. With first game jitters, theLady Tigers came out a bit timid only scoring four points in the first quarter. Eventually finding their groove and bringing more intensity, they began to run the offense with greater success leading to more shots taken. Defensively the Tigers fell short when faced with the quick transition offense Yongho brought to the court. Despite the score, the Tigers held their head high and proud about what they were able to execute in this season opener. With continued work this week, the ladies will be back this Friday, Nov. 15 at 3:45PM.

vs.
Minglun Senior High
Win 85-55

The TAS varsity boys cruised to an easy 85-55 road win at Minglun Senior High on Friday in their second league game and first road game of the year. The Tigers played with great energy for much of the game, pushing the pace on offense and being active on defense. Still, there remains much to improve on, especially with valuing the basketball and controlling the boards.

Despite the 30-point margin, the team still managed to turn the ball over 32 times, many of which were unforced. The Tigers also struggled to get after rebounds and other loose balls, conceding a stunning 25 offensive rebounds to Minglun. For TAS, Ben G. ('22) set the tone early with three blocked shots in the first minute of the game, while Devan C. ('21) helped keep the offense moving smoothly and quickly up and down the court. Ben finished the game with seven blocks, four steals, and nine rebounds, while shooting 11/16 on FGs. Devan played poised basketball on both ends of the court, leading the team with six assists and ten rebounds, while shooting 7/11 from the floor, nabbing two steals, and limiting himself to only two turnovers. Andrew W. ('21) had a strong game off the bench with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two 3-pointers. Nick T. ('21), Wayne L. ('21), and Luke H. ('22) also all played with great energy on both ends of the floor as evidenced by their high +/- ratings.

With the win, the Tigers move to 2-1 on the season, including a 2-0 record in the Choxue League. They are back in action on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the USG against another league opponent--Zhuwei HS.

vs.
Dacheng Junior High
Loss 59-60

The Tigers fought back in a thriller finish against Dacheng Junior High before a raucous TAS crowd in Joie gymnasium on Friday night. TAS had a sizeable height advantage but Dacheng countered with quickness, high intensity and aggressive play coupled with good perimeter shooting. It was a close game throughout with the Tigers taking a two-point lead after the first quarter, 18-16. Plagued by turnovers and missed opportunities at the charity stripe, the Tigers found themselves trailing at the half, 29-30.

The Tigers tried to pull away in the third quarter but Dacheng connected on four 3-pointers (they hit 10 in the game) to keep it close. With a slight 47-46 lead going into the fourth, the Tigers found themselves trailing 56-49 with less than six minutes remaining in the game. With 15.5 seconds remaining in the game and trailing by three, the Tigers converted on a drive to the basket and had an opportunity to tie it at the charity stripe. Unable to convert, the Tigers closed out the thriller losing by one point, 59-60. The Tigers had their best shooting percentage this season, hitting just under 40% from the field. At the free throw line, the team's struggles continued as they only converted 15 of 39 attempts (39%).

The Tigers controlled the boards grabbing 63 total rebounds for the game (18 offensive and 45 defensive rebounds). The team's Achilles heel was their 41 turnovers, the highest of the season.

Sabrina C. ('21) led all scorers with 18 points and eight boards. Sarah J. ('21) added 16 points and 23 boards for her second double-double of the season. Freshman Catrina Y. ('23) scored 12 points and nabbed 16 rebounds for her first career double-double. Maya R. ('21) added five points and 10 boards. Yuri N. ('21) added five points and Letisha W. ('21) chipped in three points to round out the Tigers' scoring.

vs.
Okinawa Shooting Stars
Win 59-47

The JV Gold boys won their season opener against a middle school club team that traveled from Okinawa. Going into the game, our goals were to play proper help-side defense and to push the ball in transition. For the most part, our post players shifted in time to help on the drive. A next step would be to maintain position and avoid fouling the opponent. Moving forward, our goal for our guards would be to maintain a proper defensive stance and avoid reaching when we get beat on the drive.

Our transition game was the key to our success, as we easily handled our opponent's full-court pressure, and our guards made good decisions about whether to feed the post or take the ball to the hole. Even though we missed a lot of shots down low, our size allowed us to get second chance opportunities and to draw fouls. Nine out of our 10 players scored in the winning effort.

Rugby

vs.
Kainan Vocational Senior High
Loss 22-27

In a very close game, TAS played very well especially with a number of players being asked to play a new position at the last minute. The players combined to score some very well worked tries with hard running by the forwards and strong support from the backs. Daisuke K. (‘22) and Isaac B. (‘22) produced superb performances, leading the forwards and backs respectively in attack and defence against a more experienced team from Kainan Vocational Senior High.

vs.
Luodong Vocational Senior High
Win 42-10

Defensive pressure early on saw the TAS boys score first and take the lead. The heavy rain early in the match made for slippery conditions and TAS went into the first intermission up by two scores. The middle period saw TAS in the attacking half regularly, and pressure led to several tries off scrums and open play. With a comfortable lead, the TAS boys experimented with various combinations of players, and finished with a try in the closing seconds.

Swimming

Time Trials
Other

Varsity swimmers participated in the 200m individual medley and a "Quadathlon" where each swimmer raced a 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Times were added to form a cumulative result with the lowest total time being the winner. Congratulations to Hironori K. ('21) and Yvonne K. ('22) who won the competition.

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Time Trials
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Varsity swimmers participated in the 200m individual medley and a "Quadathlon" where each swimmer raced a 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Times were added to form a cumulative result with the lowest total time being the winner. Congratulations to Hironori K. ('21) and Yvonne K. ('22) who won the competition.

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Tennis

vs.
Liyuan Elementary
Loss 0-2

The JV girls tennis team started their season with a match against Liyuan Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. Although a little bit nervous to begin, Selena N. (‘22) calmed herself to a well-played singles match against a very consistent opponent with many games going to deuce. In doubles, the new combination of Nicole H. (‘22) and Kate H. (‘23) also shook off some nerves before getting into a better rhythm of play from the baseline at the end of their match, but eventually losing to a more consistent team. The girls will continue working on more aggressive play, especially from the net, this week during practice.

#1 Singles: Selena N. (‘22) L, 2-6

#1 Doubles: Kate H. (‘23) and Nicole H. (‘22) L, 0-6


vs.
ACC Ladies
Win 3-2

The varsity girls tennis team kicked off their season on Friday night against a team fielded by the ACC. All of the matches displayed highlights of good play as the team prepares for the IASAS Exchange in two weeks' time in Malaysia. All of the singles players this week were dominating in their matches by staying calm and consistent. In doubles, the teams all did well communicating with their new combinations. The new team faces of Maggie C. (‘23) and Mia H. (‘22) took in the experience for their debut starts. The team will continue working on consistency and getting a high percentage of first serves in this week to prepare for next week’s match.

#1 Singles: Allie C. ('20) W, 6-0

#2 Singles: Evelyn H. (‘22) W, 6-1

#3 Singles: Tingyu Y. ('21) W, 6-1

#1 Doubles: Allison S. (‘22) and Vivian H. (‘21) L, 4-6

#2 Doubles: Maggie C. (‘23) and Mia H. (‘22) L, 4-6

vs.
National Taiwan Normal University
Tie 3-3

The TAS varsity boys tennis team had their first game day of the season on Saturday morning against NTNU. Freshman Bruce L. ('23), opened the ledger for TAS with a strong No. 3 singles performance. After jumping out to an early lead, his opponent broke back; nevertheless, Bruce was able to modify his game strategy and reduce the power of his groundstrokes in favor of more precise shot placement. This allowed him to move his opponent around the court and ultimately set himself up with a number of effective kill shots.

On the second court, William C. ('21) and Alex L. ('21) were engaged in a highly entertaining match against NTNU's No. 1 doubles duo. Minimal unforced errors, consistent baseline and net play and well-rehearsed on-court communication allowed the TAS boys to slowly chip away at their opponents until they forced a break of serve around mid-set, at which point they never looked to be in any doubt. Alex, who will serve the team as one of the top singles players at IASAS, played a second set of doubles with varsity newcomer Luke L. ('22), where he continued his invaluable on-court mentorship role for our doubles players.

No. 1 singles player Max O. ('20) faced the daunting task of going head-to-head against a former player from Wake Forest's Division 1 tennis team. Max held his serve early on, but the versatility and strength of his opponent had him scrambling midway through the set. At 7-3 down, Max dug in his heels, scrapping for every point and executing some mind-bending passing shots to claw his way back to 7-6. Ultimately, his opponent held on to finish the set 8-6. This was an impressive opening game day. The TAS boys all looked energized, united and excited to march into IASAS.

#1 Singles: Max O. ('20) L, 6-8

#2 Singles: Sean H. ('20) L, 5-8

#3 Singles: Bruce L. ('23) W, 8-4

#1 Doubles: Alex L. ('21) and William C. ('21) W, 8-5

#2 Doubles: Aaron S. ('21) and Tsuyoshi M. ('21) L, 6-8

#3 Doubles: Luke L. ('22) and Alex L. ('21) W, 8-4

Touch

vs.
Girls Touch - GR7&8
Tie 1-1

The girls were really excited about their first game of the season and the wet weather did not dampen their spirits. However, the slippery ball made it difficult for both teams to hold on to possession for complete sets of six touches. As a result, neither team could sustain pressure long enough and convert it into more points. The girls came away with things to work on as individuals and as a team, and they are already looking forward to next week. We would like to thank the Grade 7 & 8 touch teams and their coaches for the opportunity to play!

Touchdown: Erin ('23)

vs.
Taipei Touch Association
Tie 3-3

The varsity girls played well in their weekly Friday night encounter with the Taipei Touch team. The girls continued to focus on their urgency and were forced to concentrate on basic ball skills as the rain made the field and ball very slippery. They tried out some new moves over the weekend with some success. It was a long week of training, traveling and games this week and the girls pushed hard physically and mentally. We are looking forward to continuing the build towards our IASAS Exchange next week.

MS ATHLETICS

Basketball

Blue 2 vs. Xinwu Junior High
Loss 33-66

The TAS Blue 2 boys basketball team took on a strong Xinwu Junior High School for their first game of the season. Xinwu came out pressuring with their 3-2 zone defense, trapping us in the hopes of forcing the Tigers into bad passes. The boys did a better job pressuring the basketball and forced several turnovers in the second quarter and scored several open baskets, cutting the score to 35-20 at halftime. Xinwu Junior High continued to pressure with their zone defense and scored more uncontested baskets in the second half. Defensively the Tigers had some trouble getting back in transition and allowed Xinwu to have too many second chance points. The Tigers will continue to work on their defense and communication, and they are looking forward to their next game.

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Rugby

vs.
Danshui Junior High
Loss 12-40

The TAS Grade 7 & 8 boys rugby team put up a tremendous effort against the always strong Danshui Junior High. The game was back and forth throughout with both Julian D. ('24) and Jon T. ('24) scoring early in the first and second periods. Evan P. ('24) managed to slot one through the uprights and give TAS their first successful conversion kick of the season. The defense was busy early and often, with Danshui really pushing the pace of the game, making several strong runs inside the TAS five-meter line. However, the TAS defense held strong and only gave up three tries in the first 30 minutes. The third period was highlighted by a tremendous defensive effort by the entire TAS team, as many players were able to take the field and showcase their talents. In the end, Danshui was just too much and was able to slot in a few more tries, with the final score at 40-12 in favor of Danshui.

Swimming

Time Trials
Other

Our Grade 7 & 8 swimmers competed in the 100m individual medley and 200m freestyle. They were challenged by applying all the technical skills of the sport, as well as their aerobic and aenerobic fitness in the mid-distance event. Congratulations to the winners of the boys 100IM and 200FR events, Douglas C. ('25), and to Isabelle L. ('26) on the girls' side.

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Time Trials
Other

Our Grade 7 & 8 swimmers competed in the 100m individual medley and 200m freestyle. They were challenged by applying all the technical skills of the sport, as well as their aerobic and aenerobic fitness in the mid-distance event. Congratulations to the winners of the boys 100IM and 200FR events, Douglas C. ('25), and to Isabelle L. ('26) on the girls' side.

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Touch

vs.
Girls Touch - JV
Tie 1-1

The Grade 7 & 8 Blue team trained hard during the past fortnight for their much anticipated first game against the JV team. With so many of the JV girls having come through the MS program, this was always going to be an evenly balanced enounter between old friends and teammates. The rain came down very heavily before the start of the match which only added to the nerves. But once the Grade 7 & 8 girls stepped on to the field, they played with focus and determination and all signs of nervousness disappeared. They played fast and with purpose and kept to the game plan. The girls were able to pass the ball out wide to Maya K. ('24) who passed on to Elliette S ('24) who sped away for a touchdown. They deservedly came off the field feeling very proud of themselves for playing so well and keeping the JV team to a 1-1 draw. Can't wait for next week's match.

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