Girls Varsity Win Tournament!
The 2011 TASIS invitational Girls Volleyball tournament provided some of the most exciting moments in the Palestra's recent history. With teams from ZIS, ICS, ISZL, and Las Palmas, Canary Islands, the stage was set for a great day of games for both the varsity and junior varsity teams.
The TASIS JV squad is young and has not had a lot of experience, but they had a good day of competition. Against the more experienced Las Palmas and ISZL teams, TASIS had tough losses. However, in their match against ZIS, the JV team pulled together, fought hard, and came away with a strong victory, giving them 3rd place in the JV category.
The varsity team had a rough start with only six girls for their first game. The game itself was a roller coaster. TASIS fans were riveted in their seats as they watched the girls battle against a strong Las Palmas team. In the first set, Nagisa Suzuki served a strong streak of serves pulling the Tigers even to Las Palmas. Then disaster struck, and Nagisa rolled her ankle in the middle of the first set. The Tigers were down to five players, but just in time, Dany Stumm appeared from her SAT Prep Course to save the girls from playing one person short. After losing that roller-coaster first set, the Tigers dug deep, and did not lose another set throughout the day. This was in spite of the loss one of their stronger players with an injury.
Congratulations to both teams and good luck in your SGIS tournament in November!
Photographs from the TASIS Girls Volleyball tournament can be viewed on the TASIS Smugmug site.