Winter ISSTs recap: Day two

Varsity Rugby:

Varsity rugby will head back to London tomorrow empty handed after a further two loses on day two of ISSTs.

The team, who had to forfeit all four of their games due to being short of the number required for the tournament, played friendlies against British School in the Netherlands and ACS Cobham today, losing 54-5 and 58-0 respectively.


Varsity girls basketball:

After a 100% record in the first day, varsity girls basketball wrapped up their second day in Bonn, Germany on a low note.

The team kept their perfect record in their first matchup of the day, beating Zurich International School 65-33 in the crossover game, but fell to defeat at the hands of ACS Cobham in the semifinals, losing 48-45 in a hotly contested affair.

They will take on St. John’s International School tomorrow in an attempt to win the bronze medal.

Varsity swimming:

Varsity swimming closed off their 2017/2018 campaign successfully, helping the program win a combined silver medal. Anna Podurgiel (’20) starred in the varsity girls freestyle, finishing first with Sissel Anderson (’18) coming fourth and Athena Lambropoulous (’20) finishing sixth. Podurgiel also clinched gold in the varsity girls 100-meter backstroke, with Anderson coming fourth once again. Ally Larson (’19) broke her second record of the tournament and once again won gold, this time in the varsity girls 200-meter individual medley, with Lauren Brantley (’20) clinching silver. The girls rounded off their fantastic ISST campaign, which saw them win a gold medal, by breaking the record for the most amount of total points.

Varsity boys swimming also had a successful day, with Graham Brantley (’18) clinching silver in both the varsity boys 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter individual medley, while Jackson Olin (’20) won gold in the varsity boys 100-meter backstroke. The boys came in sixth overall.

JV boys had another successful outing on day two of winter ISSTs. Dylan Moran (‘19) won the bronze in the 100-meter backstroke and the boys placed seventh in the 200-meter freestyle relay. Moran took home the first medal for the JV boys this weekend.

For the second day in a row, the JV girls collected both individual and team medals for the eagles at ISSTs. Alexis Lambropoulos (‘22) and Marliese Rittenhouse (‘21) won individual medals with Lambropoulos placing second and winning the silver in the 100-meter freestyle and Rittenhouse winning both the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter individual medley. The squad also took home a team medal, winning silver in the 200-meter freestyle relay.

Overall, the swimming teams clinched a combined silver medal.

Varsity boys basketball


Varsity boys basketball turned their tournament around in the knockout stages of the tournament on day two.

The day started off with their first game against ACS Cobham, the hosts of the tournament. After a hard-fought battle in front of hundreds of ACS Cobham students, the team won 64-51, knocking the hosting team out of the tournament in the quarterfinals. Justin Hoyt (’18) lead his team offensively, scoring 19 points.

Their second game was against The American School of the Hague where the Eagles won comfortably by a score of 66-44. The semifinals lacked the tension that the quarters did but still provided the ASL fans a lot to cheer about.

The team will face ACS Athens in tomorrow’s final, with tip-off scheduled for 1 p.m.

Written by Sports Editor Jonathan Sheves and Sports Editor Jonathan Novak