Volleyball - Girls (MS)
vs. Zurich International School (ZIS)
vs. American School of Milan (ASM)
|Date:||April 28, 2018|
|Score:||TASIS 27-ZIS 25, TASIS 22-ZIS 25, TASIS 17-ZIS 25; TASIS 25–ASM 20, TASIS 25–ASM 27, TASIS 23–ASM 25|
The MS Girls Volleyball team had its only home game of the season on Saturday, April 28. It was a friendly match organized by TASIS and included Zurich International School (ZIS) and American School of Milan (ASM). The opportunity allowed the girls to practice serves, rotations, substitutions, and sportsmanship in a game setting without the pressures of a tournament.
All 13 girls on the team attended this match and were extremely eager to play. The first game was against ZIS and started with so much energy and excitement. The girls were leading the first set the entire game and made some incredible serves. In particular, Lea Spodnik ’22 and Ginevra McConnell ’22 had some amazing serves that helped lead the girls to an exciting victory in the first set.
The girls worked together in the second set to maintain a close game. Maria (Masha) Mochalnikova ’22 had consistent passing throughout the game to help set up the team for some amazing points. The girls lost but proved they could put up a fight and maintained their spirits as they entered the final set.
The girls were determined to win their third set but were just not able to keep up the momentum and had more serving errors. They lost 25–17.
The second game was TASIS’s first against ASM. Again, it started off with great momentum and intensity. The Tigers had more consistent passing and worked hard to slow the ball down to maintain control. Once again, McConnell showed strong and consistent serves. The girls had a close first set and ended up pulling off an exciting win.
The second and third sets were very close and exciting. You could see how eager the girls were, and Nina Mondin ’23 was quick to talk her team up to keep the game positive during timeouts. Both of these sets came down to a fight to the finish, but ASM pulled off the win.
Although they did not win either game, all 13 girls were proud of their playing. This was the first time all team members played together in a game or practice setting. We are looking forward to our next tournament and hope to pull off our first win of the season!