Winter ISSTs Day 1: Recap

Michael Flaherty Sports Editor: Online, Alexandra Gers Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online, Lily Whitman Sports Editor: Print

Varsity girls basketball

Varsity girls basketball started off the first day of ISSTs strongly, beating the American School of the Hague 65-20 and giving them confidence going into the second game of the day.

The second match against the International School of the Hague (ISH) was much more of a challenge as the schools were more evenly matched. Despite being neck and neck for the majority of the game, ASL pulled ahead beating ISH 36-35.

Despite their narrow win, ASL continued to feel strong and ended the day at the top of their group. Talia Vasaturo-Kolodner (’19) said, “The second game rattled us a bit, they played a good game but we held our own and came through.”

ASL will play AIS Vienna at 12 p.m. on Friday.

Varsity girls basketball competing against Vienna International School. Ultimately ASL won, 53-26.

Varsity boys basketball

Varsity boys basketball played their first game in the tournament against the International School in Brussels (ISB) today and suffered a close loss. ASL up by one point in the last 30 seconds before ISB made a three-pointer to give them the 46-44 win. Harrison Perfect (’20) said, “We were confident entering the game but our shots were falling and didn’t get off to the start we hoped.”

In the second game, ASL played the International School in the Hague and started the game off better going up 39-19 at the half and eventually winning the game 64-51. Perfect said, “We came out strong and continued to expand our lead. We also played great defense that turned into fast breaks.”

ASL will play ACS Athens tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the quarterfinals.

Varsity boys rugby

Varsity rugby lost their games against Zurich International School (ZIS) 32-15 and the International School of the Hague (ISH) 38-5.

Despite losing, Dakota Kellner (’21) believes that the team played well, and is confident going into tomorrow’s games.“We played very good rugby today against a very good side, and a side we could’ve beaten. Tomorrow our two fixtures are against the teams that aren’t the best, but that doesn’t mean we’re gonna relax. I am feeling very confident [in our team],” he said.

ASL will play the American School of Paris (ASP) at 8:50 a.m. GMT.

Varsity and JV swimming

The JV and varsity swim teams had a successful first day at ISSTs, setting new ISST records and medalling in multiple races.

For the varsity girls swim team, Anna Podurgiel (’20) placed first in the varsity girls 200-meter freestyle, setting a new ISST record, and first in the varsity girls 50-meter freestyle. Athena Lambropoulos (’20) placed second in the varsity girls 100-meter butterfly, and fourth in the varsity girls 200-meter freestyle. Ally Larson (’19) placed first in the varsity girls 100-meter breaststroke, setting a new ISST record. Lauren Brantley (’20) placed second in the varsity girls 100-meter breaststroke, and first in the varsity girls 100-meter butterfly. Overall, varsity girls swimming place first in the 200-meter medley relay, setting a new ISST record.  

The varsity boys swimming team was successful as well. Jackson Olin (’20) placed third in the varsity boys 100-meter butterfly and second in the varsity boys 200-meter freestyle.

Alexis Lambropoulos (’22) placed first in the JV girls 200-meter freestyle, and second in the JV girls 100-meter butterfly. Ella Podurgiel (’23) placed first in the JV girls swimming 100-meter breaststroke. Lola Henniger (’23) places sixth in the JV girls 50-meter freestyle. Overall, JV girls swimming placed first in the 200-meter medley relay.

Lorenzo Collier (’22) placed fifth in the JV boys 200-meter freestyle, and fifth in the JV boys 100-meter butterfly. Evan Emery (’22) places sixth in the JV boys 100-meter breaststroke. Lucas Van Hese (’23) places seventh in the JV boys 100-meter breaststroke. Overall, JV boys swimming place fourth in the 200-meter medley relay.  

Ally Larson (’19) (lane four) diving off of the block and starting her first preliminary swim of day one.
Lauren Brantley (’20) swimming breaststroke during preliminary races.

Swimming photos from Susan Olin and Varsity girls basketball photos from Lisa Noel.