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Volleyball - Boys (V) ISSL Tournament

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: September 14, 2019

Result:2nd Place
Score:Results

Event Recap:

 

1st ISB
2nd TASIS
3rd BFA
4th ISZL

GAME # TEAM #1 TEAM #2 SCORE
GM1 TASIS ISB 0-2 (22-25/17-25)
GM2 ISB ISZL 2-0 (25-11/25-16)
GM3 TASIS BFA 2-1 (23-25/25-19/16-14)
GM4 BFA ISB 0-2 (18-25/22-25)
GM5 TASIS ISZL 2-0(25-15/25-11)
GM6 ISZL BFA Will be played as 3rd place game*****
GM7 3RD PLACE (best of 5 sets) ISZL BFA 0-3(21-25/18-25/21-25)
GM8 1ST PLACE TASIS ISB 0-2(20-25/23-25)

 

The TASIS Boys Volleyball team kicked off its season with a second-place finish in the ISSL Tournament on Saturday, September 12. TASIS hosted the tournament, which featured a strong field of varsity squads from ISBasel, Black Forest Academy, and ISZL.

vs ISBasel
The first game of the day was against the defending champions, ISBasel. After a slow start, the Tigers found their rhythm and built a small lead over the Dragons in the first set. However, ISBasel fought back and retook the lead late in the set to win 25–22. Unfortunately, ISBasel’s momentum carried through to the next set, and they built a comfortable 11-0 lead. Although TASIS slowly eroded the point deficit with a few serving runs of its own, Basel held on to win the set 25–17.

Overall the game was very exciting and TASIS was led by Ivan Linnikov '22 (5 kills, 2 blocks) Ivan Kozuhar '21 (5 Kills, 1 block), and Ali Rahal '22 (3 digs).

vs Black Forest Academy
In the second game of the day, TASIS faced another strong squad from Black Forest Academy. After dropping the first set in a very close 25–23 loss, the Tigers came back strong to win the second set 25-19, led by Linnikov (8 kills, 3 digs) and Kozuhar (9 kills, 1 block). Needing to win the match to have a chance at the championship game, the Tigers focused and played hard in the third and final set. Black Forest Academy initially built a lead with strong defensive play and looked like they might cruise to victory. But trailing 14–11, TASIS got the serve back with a last-ditch chance to win the game. In a gritty performance, Linnikov delivered five serves in a row to take back the lead and win the set 16–14.

vs ISZL
In their third game of the day, the Tigers faced a mostly rookie team from ISZL. The match turned out to be more of a defensive battle, with many of the points won on serve receive and long passing and tipping battles. TASIS racked up a 2–0 win (25–15, 25–11) led by serving rallies from Can Besen '20 and Daniil Klet '21, as well as offense from Zhantimir Sarsenov '21 and consistent setting from Qeis Mezghani '20.

Championship game vs ISBasel
In the championship game, TASIS faced ISBasel in another thrilling offensive battle. Linnikov and Kozuhar led the TASIS offense again with 6 kills each, followed by Besen with 2 kills and great defense from newcomer Martín Leon Caplan '21 (4 digs). However, Basel was equally aggressive and scraped out a 25–20 win with some impressive spiking from their middle hitters. The Dragons looked like they might cruise to an easy 2–0 sweep of the match, but the Tigers fought back once again to tie the score 23–23 in the second set. Unfortunately, their dream of a comeback wasn’t meant to be: a side out and passing error closed out the match at 25–23 and Basel remained undefeated on the day.

After an exciting day of volleyball and a very close second-place finish, the Boys Volleyball Team will be energized and ready to take on its next opponent, ASM, on September 24.

 

 

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