|Soccer - Girls (V)|
|Date:||September 23, 2017|
Event Recap:The Girls Varsity Soccer team opened the season on the road with a Saturday trip to Milan to take on rival ASM (The American School of Milan). The Tigers jumped out to an early lead when newcomer Daisy Bachofen '20 drove home a shot off an assist from Olivia Haunso '19 just two minutes into the game. Lucia Ugolotti '20scored three minutes later on an assist from team captain Emma Dressler '18 to make the score 2-0 by the fifth minute of the match.
After the initial offensive barrage, both sides settled in and played defensive-minded soccer. The TASIS defense, anchored by newcomer Eve Ryan '19 and returning goalkeeper Yulia Mochalnikova '19, rose to the occasion and shut the Panther offense down to preserve the season-opening shutout. The defense featured a mix of returning players (Ginevra Ugolotti '18, Zoe Ghilardi '18, Maya Bjorck '21) and players new to TASIS (Olivia Garofalo '18, Francesca Nucci '21, Teresa Maneschi '19).
The girls will travel north on Friday to play in the Swiss Preseason Tournament in Zug, where they will face off against teams from Lucerne and Zurich.