ESC Tournament Results
ESC Tournament Overall Results
TASIS 0-1 SJS A
TASIS 0-0 BIS
TASIS 0-3 ISZL
TASIS 0-2 SJS B
TASIS 0-1 ISP
TASIS 2-5 ISG (LGB)
Recap submitted by Coach Alex Zanecchia
The varsity boys team travelled to Lisbon, Portugal to compete in the European Sports Conference (ESC) tournament this weekend. It was a tough competition for the boys against many established teams, and their results do not reflect the strong effort they brought to the tournament.
The boys arrived Thursday morning and spent the day in Lisbon center before joining their host families for the evening at St. Julian's School in Carcavelos. Well rested the following day, the boys looked strong against St. Julian's School A for their first match of the day. It would be one of their best matches of the tournament against the #1 team. Stand out performances by both the Montenegro brothers Mateo and Matias '21 who worked well together in defence. For the second match TASIS matched Bavarian International School (BIS). They again held off this team and continued to find their defensive momentum, especially midfielders Ianis Paval '20, Arslan Timerbaev '22 along with Santiago Munoz Diaz '22 and Cristobal Rodriguez Melguizo '22. At the final whistle they would draw 0-0. To finish day one, TASIS competed against rivals ISZL (International School Zug Luzern). Nick Brinkmann '20 at left back was one of the most improved players for the match having started the season in a new position and showed confidence and discipline, by continually holding off the fast attacking style of ISZL.
Day two was difficult for the team. They competed with a lot of heart, but it was not enough to turn the games in their favor. Through the day there were a few solid goals by Marco de Cristofaro '20, and Fumiya Imai '20. Also an inspiring performance from Filippo de Cristofaro '20 who brought passion and gave it all for the team even. Captain Patryk Herok '20 was as always a force in the back, and should be proud of the team's effort despite the difficult results this weekend.