Season 1 IASAS Recap
By Stride and By Spike, Tigers Make Their Mark on Super IASAS
Girls volleyball bests SAS to earn gold and girls cross country grabs silver
The varsity girls volleyball team’s gold medal-winning effort—the program’s first since 2008—and the girls cross country team’s silver highlighted a series of admirable performances from TAS Season 1 varsity sports teams at the Super IASAS Championship event held at International School Manila Oct. 10-12.
The girls volleyball team’s relentless energy, stout defense and decisive attack prevented the Eagles of Singapore American School from ever posing a serious threat in the tournament final—a rematch of the 2018 championship game—as the Tigers steamrolled to a 3-0 victory. The Tigers dropped just two sets in the tournament and left no doubt as to which team was tops in this year’s field.
Sarahi Z.R. (‘20) and Evelyn L. (‘20) endured stifling temperatures in Manila to finish second and fifth, respectively, in both the 5K and 3K races of the IASAS Cross Country Championships in powering the Tigers to a silver medal. Dylan C. (‘22) led the boys’ fourth place effort in finishing fifth in the 5K and sixth in the 3K.
The boys soccer team proved to be one of the most entertaining squads of the tournament as they played a barnburner of a match in earning a 3-3 draw versus JIS in pool play then defeated SAS 1-0 to edge the Tigers’ way into the bronze medal match, a rematch with the Dragons of JIS. The Tigers drew first blood when a beautiful strike from distance off the foot of Tyler L. (‘23) found the back of the net in the sixth minute, but JIS clawed back and captured the victory 2-1.
Another moment of pride for the TAS athletic program came when Logan C. (‘20) was honored with the Spirit of IASAS award for sacrificing precious seconds of his own finishing time in order to tend to a runner who had collapsed due to the heat. Logan’s display of selflessness rightfully earned him the conference’s coveted award of character.
The girls soccer team narrowly missed out on a berth in the bronze medal match and finished fifth, as did the boys volleyball team after it defeated JIS in the 5-vs-6 game on Saturday.