Competition Summaries

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US ATHLETICS

vs.
Chinese Culture University
Tie 0-0

The tigers really worked hard this evening and earned a deserved draw. Had they managed to take one of the few chances they created the result could have gone their way. Team work rate was high, communication was excellent and players adhered to their task as required. Some of the passing football in this game was excellent. The tigers are looking better and better for IASAS.

vs.
Chengzheng Junior High
Win 5-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20)

The Tigers surgically took care of their opponents, Cheng Zheng Junior High, on Friday night, winning in straight sets 5-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20). With a focused approach to the nuances of the game within the drills and scrimmages during the week, the objective was to play "smart" volleyball instead of relying on perfectly time big hits for the entire duration of the game. The Tigers were focused and ready to play with monster hits from Nicholas T. ('21) and Darren T. ('22) in the first set. This set the tone and opened up the entire court for the rest of the team. Co-captains Michael W. ('21) and Nickolas G. ('22) consistency in their play, particularly in the transition game, led momentum-shifting points throughout the five sets. Players tasked with new assignments or increased playing time such as Jake L. ('22), Lucas W. ('22), and Ryan S. ('22) played phenomenally well with Jake establishing the middle hitter, Lucas's second ball sets, and Ryan's positions on digs were all major contributing factors of a successful evening. Serving was much more consistent than the previous week, another focus from practices, where Cheng Zheng was not able to establish any rhythm or confidence in running their offense. Other strong performances included Will L. ('22) big-time hits, Luke H. ('22) perfect kill percentage, and Stephen B. ('21) leading all passers with quality serve receives showed that the Tigers were able to put all facets of the game together. The Tigers look to build on this momentum in next week's weekend tournament.

vs.
Yingge Junior High
Loss 1-4

The Yingge team was by far the most skilled team we have faced so far this season. Despite injuries limiting playing time for several of our key players, after a slow start all of the sets were very competitive. The consistency of the opposition’s play and their ability to keep the ball on the court was just too much for the boys to overcome. Ben K. ('19) had a stellar game at libero and served us back from a 20-24 deficit to win the only set of the match, 26-24. Eric L. ('20) made several electric plays that picked up the whole team and helped us win that set.

vs.
Jiaoxi Junior High
Win 3-2 (30-28, 16-25, 25-17, 13-25, 15-13)

Fans who made the trek up to the Middle School gym for this Saturday morning game were treated to a nail-biter, as the girls eked it out in 5 sets. The first set did a lot to determine the outcome of the game. Sarah J. ('21) scored on a quick early in the set, setting up a beautiful stack where Karen W. ('20) faked so hard even the cameramen were fooled as Yasmin L. ('20) swooped in for the kill. After TAS built the early lead, the scrappy girls from Jiaoxi worked their way back - trading point for point before ultimately conceding 30-28 in the longest set yet for TAS this season. Despite demonstrating some of the best set selection of the season during the first set, the TAS girls faded a bit in the second. Serve accuracy was an issue, as was predictability. The girls relied heavily on Angelina C. ('22) as a security blanket, as the 9th-grader logged 38 swings (many from the back row) in pursuit of her 10 kills. After dropping the 2nd set, the TAS girls played the third neck and neck before Karen W. ('20) got a huge push to all but close out the set. She finished the game with 6 aces on 13 serves with only 1 service error. The TAS girls dropped the 4th set setting up the tie-breaker. Starting outside hitter Yasmin L. ('20) had to sit it out due to shoulder soreness, but the Emilys - T. ('19) and H. ('20) - filled in ably. Down 7-11 in the final set, the girls came from behind to win 15-13 on a service push from Angelina C. ('22) who, in addition to leading the team with 10 kills (team-high 38 on the season), pounded 4 aces in 22 serves and added 7 digs on defense (team-high 36 on the season). Charlotte L. ('20) also contributed a season-high 35 quality serve receives at libero while Stephanie W. ('19) had a season-high 37 setting assists. The girls have now shown that they can win in close games against quality opponents and are looking forward to hosting a tournament this coming weekend.

vs.
Dali Vikings
Tie 3-3

The Tigers were able to outlast their opponents in a tough match this morning. After making basic errors in defense and going into halftime behind 3-1, the addition of six players with fresh legs enabled the Tigers to claw their way back and salvage a tie. As the opposition tired, the Tigers were able to pick up their passing game and found more space in the opposition half. Though they showed grit in fighting back from a poor start, there is a lot the Tigers can learn from this match.

vs.
Dali Vikings
Win 2-0

The Tigers fought out a scrappy win against a solid opponent in this encounter. Passing at times lacked accuracy and direction, while midfield shape and work ethic is still yet to mature. The Tigers have passed the midpoint of the season and though it is pleasing to obtain a result in a tense struggle, preparation for even greater struggles at IASAS will need more players to adhere to their responsibilities. A pleasing result though not pretty to watch!.

Thailand Invitational
4th of 13

The boys traveled to Kanchanaburi, Thailand this past weekend. The area had experienced significant rainfall as a portion of the resort was under water (rooms along the river had 2 meters of water flowing through them). The mountainous course was especially challenging due to loose gravel, mud, and deep puddles. All that said, the runners had a great time and no one got hurt! As in any race, some folks ran extremely well while some others ran below their potential. I almost got the feeling that the younger runners (less experience) had an advantage as they just ran and didn't think too much about the harsh conditions of the course. As a team we placed fourth out of 13 teams. International School Bangkok finished first, followed by the British International School of Phuket in second and Singapore American School in third.

Results (out of 101 runners):

7. Charlie H. ('19)

21. Ian H. ('21)

22. Kevin H. ('21)

23. Eli K. ('22)

26. Dylan C. ('22)

37. Guo C. ('19)

39. Logan C. ('20)

53. Frederick P. ('20)

56. Eric K. ('21)

66. Jack K. ('22)

Thailand Invitational
3rd of 11

The cross country teams traveled to Thailand to compete in the third annual Thailand Invitational over the weekend. The conditions were very wet and muddy making the 5-kilometer jungle trail treacherously slippery and slow. The girls worked hard and got out to a terrific position in the first half of the race that they clung to through the second half, although conference foe Singapore and a very strong squad from the British International School of Phuket pulled away from us. We managed to beat the other IASAS schools present. Leading the charge was Sarahi Z. (‘20) finishing fourth in the field of 90 runners. Captains Emily K. (‘19) and Anya Lai (‘19) were next in 15th and 24th place, respectively. Elly L. (‘20) was close behind Anya in 26th place and then the scoring seven were rounded out by a trio of ninth graders, Celine Y. (‘22) in 32nd, Sydney H. (‘22) in 43rd, and Jia A.S. (‘22) in 50th place. We look forward to trying to close in on Singapore and hold off Kuala Lumpur as we prepare for IASAS at ISKL in four weeks.

vs.
Taipei Kueishan School
Win 1-0

The young Tigers continued their unbeaten season by obtaining a commendable third consecutive win. This was a tight match against a team containing several skillful players. However, our young team kept a clean sheet by excelling in defense where our intensity, coordination and teamwork were exemplary. Ethan C. ('22) had a remarkable match and Nick L. ('21) and Louis A. ('21) had standout performances in defense. Our defensive unit was also helped by our dynamic midfield led by James C. ('22) and Jonathan P. ('22). Up front, Tommy C. ('21) scored a forceful goal and was unlucky not to score a second one as the crossbar denied what would have been one of the most impressive goals of the season. Kofi A. ('22) was close to scoring a beautiful header. A point worth noting is that due to the squad's impressive work rate, the game had to be stopped 10 minutes before the end of the match as several opponents were suffering from cramps. It is clear that our young squad is continuously improving and that our young players are applying what they have been learning during our training sessions.

vs.
Dominican International
Win 4-0

The Tigers earned their first win of the season by defeating Dominican in a solid four sets. It was great to see the girls’ confidence soar with each set they played. Our serving was excellent throughout the match with the entire team serving 80%. Service leaders were: Natalie H. (’21, 12-of-15), Sofia L. (‘21, 12-of-14 with eight aces), Lola W. (‘22, 9-of-10), Phoebe H. (‘22, 12-of-12), and Anne M. (‘22, 8-of-9). The hard work on serve reception paid off as we had a season-high 60 attacks and 26 kills. Moa S. (‘21) chalked up 19 assists and Lola W. (‘22) contributed seven. Our attack leaders were Sofia L. (six kills), Lena S. (‘21, five kills), and Natalie H. (‘21, four kills). Liberos Katie W. (‘21, eight assists) and Grace L. (‘22, seven assists) were effective passers throughout the match.

vs.
Jianguo Junior High
Loss 1-3 (25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 23-25)

In a shortened week, the JV boys played against Jianguo Junior High, losing 1-3 (25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 23-25). The Tigers never were in control of any of the sets due to unforced errors, service and net violations in particular. Further dooming the Tigers was inconsistent serve receive due to a lack of communication and focus. Although there were some fantastic plays sprinkled throughout the evening such as Nick T. ('21), Jeffrey L. ('22), and Michael W. ('21) running delayed stack to perfection, a single-hand block in the middle fromLuke H. ('22), Jake L. ('22) going on a 4-0 run with his serve in the fourth set, strong serve receive stints between Nickolas G. ('22) and Stephen B. ('21), and a few well-hit balls in the back row by Will L. ('22), it was not enough as the fundamentals of the game were not consistent. This upcoming week's practices will prove to be a turning point as we reach the latter half of the season and raise our expectations for the boys in execution, focus, and communication.

MS ATHLETICS

Blue & Gold vs Jisui Elementary
Loss 2-3

Our girls earned their first set wins of the season against a strong Jisui Elementary School. It was great to see the benefits of improved passing this week as our offensive attacks increased to 42 with 16 Kills. Collectively the team served exceptionally well with the entire team chalking up 24 aces. Team service leaders were Kylie T. (‘23, 12-of-12) and Cat Y. (‘23, 10-of-12). Attack leaders were Candice H. (‘23, 7-of-7), Amelie N. (‘23, 6-of-8), Amanda C. (‘23, 5-of-7).

Blue & Gray vs Jisui Elementary
Gray: 0-4 (L)

Gray Team:

Our boys played their first game of the season and learned a lot in one afternoon. With each successive point our team took cues on all aspects of the game. We served and passed with increasing accuracy. We were also able to eliminate nearly all “balls to ground” with communication and hustle.

Blue Team:

The boys played a skilled younger team in four exciting sets with many big rallies. The Tigers demonstrated major improvement in defensive positioning leading to some big blocks; however, they had trouble capitalizing on attacking opportunities. The game highlighted much of the progress made over the course of the season such as consistent overhand serving and solid back-row receiving. The Tigers won many long rallies, but could not keep up consistently to nab their first set win. They look forward to getting their next chance after Camp Taiwan.

US ATHLETICS

Cross Country

Thailand Invitational
4th of 13

The boys traveled to Kanchanaburi, Thailand this past weekend. The area had experienced significant rainfall as a portion of the resort was under water (rooms along the river had 2 meters of water flowing through them). The mountainous course was especially challenging due to loose gravel, mud, and deep puddles. All that said, the runners had a great time and no one got hurt! As in any race, some folks ran extremely well while some others ran below their potential. I almost got the feeling that the younger runners (less experience) had an advantage as they just ran and didn't think too much about the harsh conditions of the course. As a team we placed fourth out of 13 teams. International School Bangkok finished first, followed by the British International School of Phuket in second and Singapore American School in third.

Results (out of 101 runners):

7. Charlie H. ('19)

21. Ian H. ('21)

22. Kevin H. ('21)

23. Eli K. ('22)

26. Dylan C. ('22)

37. Guo C. ('19)

39. Logan C. ('20)

53. Frederick P. ('20)

56. Eric K. ('21)

66. Jack K. ('22)

Thailand Invitational
3rd of 11

The cross country teams traveled to Thailand to compete in the third annual Thailand Invitational over the weekend. The conditions were very wet and muddy making the 5-kilometer jungle trail treacherously slippery and slow. The girls worked hard and got out to a terrific position in the first half of the race that they clung to through the second half, although conference foe Singapore and a very strong squad from the British International School of Phuket pulled away from us. We managed to beat the other IASAS schools present. Leading the charge was Sarahi Z. (‘20) finishing fourth in the field of 90 runners. Captains Emily K. (‘19) and Anya Lai (‘19) were next in 15th and 24th place, respectively. Elly L. (‘20) was close behind Anya in 26th place and then the scoring seven were rounded out by a trio of ninth graders, Celine Y. (‘22) in 32nd, Sydney H. (‘22) in 43rd, and Jia A.S. (‘22) in 50th place. We look forward to trying to close in on Singapore and hold off Kuala Lumpur as we prepare for IASAS at ISKL in four weeks.

Soccer

vs.
Taipei Kueishan School
Win 1-0

The young Tigers continued their unbeaten season by obtaining a commendable third consecutive win. This was a tight match against a team containing several skillful players. However, our young team kept a clean sheet by excelling in defense where our intensity, coordination and teamwork were exemplary. Ethan C. ('22) had a remarkable match and Nick L. ('21) and Louis A. ('21) had standout performances in defense. Our defensive unit was also helped by our dynamic midfield led by James C. ('22) and Jonathan P. ('22). Up front, Tommy C. ('21) scored a forceful goal and was unlucky not to score a second one as the crossbar denied what would have been one of the most impressive goals of the season. Kofi A. ('22) was close to scoring a beautiful header. A point worth noting is that due to the squad's impressive work rate, the game had to be stopped 10 minutes before the end of the match as several opponents were suffering from cramps. It is clear that our young squad is continuously improving and that our young players are applying what they have been learning during our training sessions.

vs.
Dali Vikings
Win 2-0

The Tigers fought out a scrappy win against a solid opponent in this encounter. Passing at times lacked accuracy and direction, while midfield shape and work ethic is still yet to mature. The Tigers have passed the midpoint of the season and though it is pleasing to obtain a result in a tense struggle, preparation for even greater struggles at IASAS will need more players to adhere to their responsibilities. A pleasing result though not pretty to watch!.

vs.
Dali Vikings
Tie 3-3

The Tigers were able to outlast their opponents in a tough match this morning. After making basic errors in defense and going into halftime behind 3-1, the addition of six players with fresh legs enabled the Tigers to claw their way back and salvage a tie. As the opposition tired, the Tigers were able to pick up their passing game and found more space in the opposition half. Though they showed grit in fighting back from a poor start, there is a lot the Tigers can learn from this match.

vs.
Chinese Culture University
Tie 0-0

The tigers really worked hard this evening and earned a deserved draw. Had they managed to take one of the few chances they created the result could have gone their way. Team work rate was high, communication was excellent and players adhered to their task as required. Some of the passing football in this game was excellent. The tigers are looking better and better for IASAS.

Volleyball

vs.
Dominican International
Win 4-0

The Tigers earned their first win of the season by defeating Dominican in a solid four sets. It was great to see the girls’ confidence soar with each set they played. Our serving was excellent throughout the match with the entire team serving 80%. Service leaders were: Natalie H. (’21, 12-of-15), Sofia L. (‘21, 12-of-14 with eight aces), Lola W. (‘22, 9-of-10), Phoebe H. (‘22, 12-of-12), and Anne M. (‘22, 8-of-9). The hard work on serve reception paid off as we had a season-high 60 attacks and 26 kills. Moa S. (‘21) chalked up 19 assists and Lola W. (‘22) contributed seven. Our attack leaders were Sofia L. (six kills), Lena S. (‘21, five kills), and Natalie H. (‘21, four kills). Liberos Katie W. (‘21, eight assists) and Grace L. (‘22, seven assists) were effective passers throughout the match.

vs.
Jianguo Junior High
Loss 1-3 (25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 23-25)

In a shortened week, the JV boys played against Jianguo Junior High, losing 1-3 (25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 23-25). The Tigers never were in control of any of the sets due to unforced errors, service and net violations in particular. Further dooming the Tigers was inconsistent serve receive due to a lack of communication and focus. Although there were some fantastic plays sprinkled throughout the evening such as Nick T. ('21), Jeffrey L. ('22), and Michael W. ('21) running delayed stack to perfection, a single-hand block in the middle fromLuke H. ('22), Jake L. ('22) going on a 4-0 run with his serve in the fourth set, strong serve receive stints between Nickolas G. ('22) and Stephen B. ('21), and a few well-hit balls in the back row by Will L. ('22), it was not enough as the fundamentals of the game were not consistent. This upcoming week's practices will prove to be a turning point as we reach the latter half of the season and raise our expectations for the boys in execution, focus, and communication.

vs.
Yingge Junior High
Loss 1-4

The Yingge team was by far the most skilled team we have faced so far this season. Despite injuries limiting playing time for several of our key players, after a slow start all of the sets were very competitive. The consistency of the opposition’s play and their ability to keep the ball on the court was just too much for the boys to overcome. Ben K. ('19) had a stellar game at libero and served us back from a 20-24 deficit to win the only set of the match, 26-24. Eric L. ('20) made several electric plays that picked up the whole team and helped us win that set.

vs.
Jiaoxi Junior High
Win 3-2 (30-28, 16-25, 25-17, 13-25, 15-13)

Fans who made the trek up to the Middle School gym for this Saturday morning game were treated to a nail-biter, as the girls eked it out in 5 sets. The first set did a lot to determine the outcome of the game. Sarah J. ('21) scored on a quick early in the set, setting up a beautiful stack where Karen W. ('20) faked so hard even the cameramen were fooled as Yasmin L. ('20) swooped in for the kill. After TAS built the early lead, the scrappy girls from Jiaoxi worked their way back - trading point for point before ultimately conceding 30-28 in the longest set yet for TAS this season. Despite demonstrating some of the best set selection of the season during the first set, the TAS girls faded a bit in the second. Serve accuracy was an issue, as was predictability. The girls relied heavily on Angelina C. ('22) as a security blanket, as the 9th-grader logged 38 swings (many from the back row) in pursuit of her 10 kills. After dropping the 2nd set, the TAS girls played the third neck and neck before Karen W. ('20) got a huge push to all but close out the set. She finished the game with 6 aces on 13 serves with only 1 service error. The TAS girls dropped the 4th set setting up the tie-breaker. Starting outside hitter Yasmin L. ('20) had to sit it out due to shoulder soreness, but the Emilys - T. ('19) and H. ('20) - filled in ably. Down 7-11 in the final set, the girls came from behind to win 15-13 on a service push from Angelina C. ('22) who, in addition to leading the team with 10 kills (team-high 38 on the season), pounded 4 aces in 22 serves and added 7 digs on defense (team-high 36 on the season). Charlotte L. ('20) also contributed a season-high 35 quality serve receives at libero while Stephanie W. ('19) had a season-high 37 setting assists. The girls have now shown that they can win in close games against quality opponents and are looking forward to hosting a tournament this coming weekend.

vs.
Chengzheng Junior High
Win 5-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20)

The Tigers surgically took care of their opponents, Cheng Zheng Junior High, on Friday night, winning in straight sets 5-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20). With a focused approach to the nuances of the game within the drills and scrimmages during the week, the objective was to play "smart" volleyball instead of relying on perfectly time big hits for the entire duration of the game. The Tigers were focused and ready to play with monster hits from Nicholas T. ('21) and Darren T. ('22) in the first set. This set the tone and opened up the entire court for the rest of the team. Co-captains Michael W. ('21) and Nickolas G. ('22) consistency in their play, particularly in the transition game, led momentum-shifting points throughout the five sets. Players tasked with new assignments or increased playing time such as Jake L. ('22), Lucas W. ('22), and Ryan S. ('22) played phenomenally well with Jake establishing the middle hitter, Lucas's second ball sets, and Ryan's positions on digs were all major contributing factors of a successful evening. Serving was much more consistent than the previous week, another focus from practices, where Cheng Zheng was not able to establish any rhythm or confidence in running their offense. Other strong performances included Will L. ('22) big-time hits, Luke H. ('22) perfect kill percentage, and Stephen B. ('21) leading all passers with quality serve receives showed that the Tigers were able to put all facets of the game together. The Tigers look to build on this momentum in next week's weekend tournament.

MS ATHLETICS

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