In the first game of the season, the Tigers showed incredible enthusiasm for the game and support for their teammates in a tough match against a skilled visiting team. Fans and coaches were impressed by the Tigers' spirit as they consistently gave high fives and coached each other to playing better set after set. The Tigers met their serving goals and game play goals. They know their next focus is receiving hard serves over the net when they are back in action after Camp Taiwan!
This was the first game day for the Grade 7 & 8 Gray girls volleyball team this season. Our goal was to focus on the things under our control such as our communication, celebration, serves and moving to the ball. They held their heads high and did their best against the strong serves from Juguang Elementary School. The girls had some great serving streaks against Hushih Elementary School and were able to return the opponents serves with confidence. It was a great learning opportunity and our team is ready to come out even stronger in our next game.
In the first game for the Grade 7 & 8 White girls volleyball team, our goal was to focus on structures we have practiced--communication, celebration, serving, and reacting to the ball. In their first games against Hushih Elementary, the girls won through their accurate and consistent serving. A few passes were made to teammates as well, which kept everyone on the court engaged. In their second game against a strong Juguang Elementary, they faced a strong serving game. Although it was a loss, their ability to serve return improved throughout the games. The girls showed smiles and high fives all around.
The Tigers started off on their heels in the first set of play giving up an early lead during a serving streak by the visiting team. In the second set, Tianmu Junior High increased its steady lead until Johnathan W. ('25) led the Tigers into the lead after a serving streak of his own. Despite rallying to take the set with solid play, the Tigers couldn't clinch the second set, losing 25-23. In the third set, the Tigers finally played to their potential. With consistent serving and receiving, TAS gained a steady lead and held off the visiting team. And in the final set the Tigers clinched another win after Sean W. ('24) found consistency in his serving.
The Tigers' serve and serve reception game showed great improvement this week as the Tigers lost a hard-fought match 19-25, 12-25, 16-25, 10-15. The improved passing game provided more oppportunities for the Tigers to show their offensive potential.
The Tigers beat Yanping with solid pitching and power hitting on Thursday night. Five pitchers combined to give up only four earned runs in a 9-4 win. Joshua L. hit a grand slam, Ethan H. hit a homer, and Cayden K. hit a triple to lead the Tigers' scoring.