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Soccer - Girls (V) ESC

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Away

Date: November 14, 2019

Result:2nd Place
Score: 

Event Recap:

Recap submitted by Tony Shelley

TASIS 3 - 0 American School of Valencia ASV

TASIS 4 - 0 Bavaria International School BIS

ISZL 7 - 0 TASIS

TASIS 4 - 0 ASM

TASIS 3 - 1 International School of Paris ISP

FINAL: ISZL 3 - 0 TASIS

After winning the NISSA Tournament in Milan last week, spirits were high going into this tournament, an international tournament we have been building towards all season.

DAY 1

TASIS 3 - 0 American School of Valencia ASV

TASIS set out with the same game plan which had been so successful at NISSA: spread the ball out wide to use and create space and attack from wide. This was a plan we had worked for the last two weeks and it was great to see the team execute it so well again against our young opponents. A goal from our leading scorer Carly Bachofen (’22) assisted by her sister and captain Daisy Bachofen (’20) gave the team the lead. Another goal followed from striker Molly Siegenthaler (’21) assisted by Carly Bachofen (’22). With the team in the lead, it was time to rest some of the midfield players who have the most running to do in attack and defense. The new look midfield with Jane Wilson (’22) on the left, Emily Alvarado (’23) on the right and Paloma Santos Sanz (’23) with Lucia Ugolotti (’20) looked dominant. TASIS grew in the game and their pressure paid off by forcing an own goal from ASV in the second half. It was a good performance and start to the tournament. The defence and keeper Airi Barnes (’20) did well to keep a clean sheet.

TASIS 4 - 0 Bavaria International School BIS

BIS had some strong players and were organised, with few week areas to exploit. TASIS kept formation and discipline and looked particularly dangerous out wide with Autumn Bachofen (’21) and Kat Robinson (’22) doing a lot of running and carrying with the ball on the wing. A great solo goal in the first half by Alejandra Cova (’22) steadied the nerves with two goals from assisted by Carly Bachofen (’22) and Molly Siegenthaler (’21) with some great interplay between these forward players. Molly added to her total with another goal soon after, again assisted by Carly Bachofen (’22). Again TASIS looked to its talented bench to rest some of the midfield and such is the strength and depth of the side, TASIS went on to score another goal with Carly Bachofen (’22) scoring once more. This was the best the team had played all season against formidable opposition who had a large, cheering home crowd.

ISZL 7 - 0 TASIS

After the promise of the first two games and a run of 6 undefeated matches, it was disappointing to lose so heavily to the other Swiss team in this international competition. ISZL had quick players out wide and moved the goal with one-touch, give-and-go football. They definitely looked like one of the best teams we have seen all season. With some disruption to the team dynamic just before the warm-up, and it being the third match in a row without lunch, the team didn’t look as assured or focused as in the previous two matches. ISZL punished us for this and took full advantage of the space scoring twice in two minutes early on in the first half. Some changes to formation helped to curb ISZL momentarily but at half time we were already 6-0 down. The team decided to use the game as a learning experience since there was a chance we might play them again, depending on the next day’s results. In the second half the team looked much stronger and certain by creating some goal scoring chances and defending much tighter. ISZL scored once more from distance, but for TASIS the all round improvement in second half performance was a minor victory and something to take from the game.

DAY 2

TASIS 4 - 0 ASM

After some fierce rivalry in the previous couple of matches with ASM, it was great to see the girls from both teams getting along well together before, during and after the game. TASIS’s sisters Carly Bachofen (’22) and Autumn Bachofen (’21) linked up well in the first half to score TASIS first goal, with Carly adding to her total. Their big sister Daisy Bachofen (’20) scored in the second half to ease the nerves, assisted by Molly Siegethaler (’21). Paloma Santos Sanz (’23) later added a third from distance before another goal from Daisy Bachofen (’20) confirmed the win for TASIS.

TASIS 3 - 1 International School of Paris ISP

TASIS looked dominant from the start to finish in this match. The team passed and moved the ball and looked solid in defence. Alejandra Cova (’22) scored twice in the first half with assists from Lucia Ugolotti (’20) and Autumn Bachofen (’22). TASIS looked confident and strong with some of the best football played all tournament. Lucia Ugolotti (’20) scored a great shot from distance to seal the game. TASIS confirmed a place in the final with 4 wins in 5 matches and a winning streak of 8 games in 9 matches.

FINAL: ISZL 3 - 0 TASIS

ISZL were worthy winners. They were organised and had some athletic players who passed the ball very well and could shoot from distance. They moved the ball very well into space, particularly on the counter-attack. Nevertheless, the score line is a little deceptive and flatting to ISZL. TASIS really pushed them the whole match and with two disallowed goals for offside and a number of very good chances, the girls played their best, with heart and pride. Arguably the difference was that ISZL were more clinical in the final 3rd. of the pitch and took their chances. The first ISZL goal was a well-worked move which exposed a gap in our defence. The second was an opportunistic free kick which was taken quickly and looped over our outstanding keeper Airi Barnes (’20) before the team was settled. Airi Barnes (’20) went on to make half a dozen important saves to keep TASIS in the game. The third was also a counter-attack following some excellent possession play by TASIS and was against the run of play. TASIS dominated the second half and much of the first. TASIS had pace to burn in the outside areas and created good chances with great running from Carly Bachofen (’22), Daisy Bachofen (’22) and Autumn Bachofen (’21). Lucia Ugolotti (’20) worked hard in defence and combined well with Paloma Santos Sanz (’23) in midfield. Our defensive trio of Penelope Baroni (’21), Sofia Rita (’21) and Zhamilya Musseibukova (’22) grew throughout the tournament and this game in particular. On another day, this fixture might have gone our way but in the meantime we can celebrate a fantastic tournament. It was a wonderful team effort and as Coaches we could not be prouder of the team and ask for more.

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