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Soccer - Boys (V) SGIS

Event Type: Tournament

Date: November 4, 2017

Result:8th Place
Score:ISL 4–0, ISCZ 4–0, ZIS 8–0, NJC 0–3, ISB 3–1

Event Recap:
The Varsity Boys Soccer team competed in the Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) Championship, their toughest tournament of the season so far. The team reunited at the tournament after a week of academic travel to take on ISL, a strong team that would go on to take 3rd place in the tournament. Playing in cold and rainy conditions, the Tigers struggled to win balls in the air and match the fast speed of play. Their defense was pressured throughout, and despite a few counter-attacking opportunities the boys could not hold ISL off and fell 4-0. The following two matches with ISCZ and ZIS were equally challenging, the latter against a team that would go on to win the tournament. These teams came ready to win, and the Tigers could not hold them off. Darius Paval '19 nevertheless had a solid match that included some strong attacking opportunities.
Day two proved much more promising. Despite being down to nine players, the Tigers played very well against NJC and emerged with a 3-0 win behind goals from Alessandro Piermattei '20, Andrew Young '19, and Fumiya Imai '21. With more fluid positioning tactics, they then continued without subs to persevere against ISB. Both teams struggled to maintain control of the ball on the wet field, but Young had an incredible goal chipped from right wing over the keeper. Despite the 3-1 loss, the Tiger's nine players had given the day's matches everything they had and returned home with a solid attitude and growing confidence.
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