Winter ISSTs Day 2: Recap

Michael Flaherty Sports Editor: Online, Lily Whitman Sports Editor: Print

Varsity girls basketball

Varsity girls basketball had a successful day today winning both of their games.  They first beat the American School in Vienna 53-26 in the quarterfinals and then they beat Frankfurt International School 59-31 in the semi-final which mean the team will be playing in the finals tomorrow against ACS Cobham at 1:30 p.m.

The Eagles beat ACS Cobham twice in the regular season and believe they are prepared to take them on for a third time and beat them.  Kendal Fass (’19) thinks the team have worked really hard to get to the point they are at in the season and are excited to compete tomorrow in the finals.  “Going into the finals tomorrow is going to be tough mentally as we lost to Cobham last year in the semi-finals … but we will continue to work hard tomorrow with constant intensity and energy,” she said.

Varsity boys basketball

Boys basketball started the day off with a quarter final game against ACS Athens, which was a rematch of last years finals. ASL started the game off strong scoring 18 points in the first quarter and finishing the quarter 20-18. Unfortunately, the score didn’t stay like that as the boys basketball ended the half down by nine and then only scored six points in the third quarter, ending the game 41-72, eliminating the team’s hopes for a medal.

ASL then had to bounce back and play Munich International School in a consolation game which they started out strong once again taking four point halftime lead.  After this the game was routine and they finished with a final score of 54-45.

The team will play TASIS in the fifth and sixth place game tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

Varsity rugby

Varsity rugby won both their games today against the American School of Paris (ASP) 20-0, and the International School of Brussels (ISB) 41-19.

Arion Statovci (’19) felt that the team improved morale from yesterday, and was more confident in both their games. “The overall team morale was much better today during the games against ASP and ISB because we were much more confident. The team played well today,” he said.

Going into the game against TASIS tomorrow, the team is confident in their skills and the team energy. “We feel pretty good with the energy from the two wins we had today. We should be able to put on a good game tomorrow, but it will be a tough game [against TASIS],” he said.

The team plays TASIS tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Varsity & JV swimming

JV and varsity swimming finished their 2019 ISSTs successfully, with the program winning a combined bronze medal.

For the varsity girls swim team, Ally Larson (’19) set two new ISST records, when she placed first in the varsity girls 100-meter freestyle, and first in the varsity girls 200-meter individual medley. Anna Podurgiel (’20) placed first in the varsity girls 100-meter backstroke, setting a new ISST record. Athena Lambropoulos (’20) placed fifth in the varsity girls 100-meter freestyle. Lauren Brantley (’20) placed second in the varsity girls 200-meter individual medley. The varsity girls placed first in the 200-meter freestyle relay, setting a new ISST record. Overall, the varsity girls swim team placed first, winning the gold medal.

For the varsity boys swim team, Jackson Olin (’20) placed first in the varsity boys 100-meter backstroke. Overall, the varsity boys swim team placed eighth.

Alexis Lambropoulos (’22) won first in the JV girls 100-meter freestyle. Ella Podurgiel (’23) placed fourth in the JV girls 200-meter individual medley, and fifth in the JV girls 100-meter backstroke. Anna Farrell (’22) placed third in the JV girls 100-meter backstroke. The JV girls placed first in the 200-meter freestyle relay. Overall, the JV girls swimming team placed first, winning the gold medal.

Lorenzo Collier (’22) won fifth in the JV boys 200-meter individual medley. The JV boys placed sixth in the 200-meter freestyle relay. Overall the JV boys swimming team placed sixth.

Swimming photos from Susan Olin (P’20) and Basketball photos from Lisa noel (P’17,’19,’21)