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Sports Report: Netball, Football, Volleyball and Swimming

Catch up on how the BISS Lions have performed over the past week.
Primary Netball

On Saturday the BISS Puxi Lions went to Dulwich Shanghai with high spirits. All with stamina to burn, we were looking forward to the friendly games. We played a competitive game with Dulwich Shanghai B team, which we won 3-2. We all played with determination and accuracy and worked well together as a team.

After a short break with water and snacks, we played another match with Dulwich Suzhou B team. The game was a close one again, and we eventually won 5-4. Members of the team were playing their best, genuinely enjoying the experience.

Next we played BISS Pudong, and we lost 3-4. The match was entertaining, with every player having fun.

Then we played a lively yet interesting game with Dulwich Shanghai A team losing 2-11. BISS tried their best, but still were defeated by the great players that Dulwich had. Although the loss was a bump in the road, we put the past behind us and happily continued to our next game.

We ended our day with a good score of 5-2 over Dulwich Suzhou A team, where we played with energy and grace, and finished our day with a smile on every one of our faces. With both wins and loss, BISS Lions were proud of our achievements.
- Players Lara Woo & Munique Tan, Year 6

Football

D1 Girls 11-a-side
The 3rd game of the season was played in the rain at Concordia on Saturday 1 March. It was a much more consistent performance with the BISS Lions dominating possession, playing the best football and hitting the cross bar on at least 2 occasions. Unfortunately, the style of football played by Concordia, focusing on long balls, meant that they were always going to have chances. They took their chances very well scoring 4 goals and final score was 4 -1 to Concordia, with our goal being scored by Holly Walmesley. The focus for our team is continuing to play the right style football and to continue working on countering the long ball style of play.
Coach Samuel Thorley

Boys 7-a-side
Another good performance from the boys as they travelled to YCIS. BISS Puxi gained a well-deserved lead after good passing and a fine finish. Many more chances went begging and we would later rue these missed opportunities. YCIS equalised and took a shock lead due to a mistake and a high foot! BISS Puxi then continued into the second half similarly but saw our grip on the match slip away and with each goal conceded our confidence and motivation dipped. We will continue to drive forwards as always and take each experience as a new lesson and no doubt we will put matches such as these to bed in the future! Good effort again boys.
- Coach Nick Lewis

Volleyball

C1 boys
The boys played SCIS HQ on Tuesday. The first set started close but following a few serving mistakes and a lack of concentration in court position, SCIS were too strong. BISS Puxi started the second set very well, serving was much better and they played three touches in nearly every point. This displayed great team work and they convincingly won the second set. The final set was a closer match up with both teams competing well at the net. BISS Puxi passed the ball better, resulting in a 2:1 win to the Lions.
- Coach Ross Hill

Swimming

Following on from the BISS Lions Shanghai Swim League Cup exploits from last week the second part of the team were in action in the Shanghai Swim League Division 2 Plate competition on Saturday at SAS.  A smaller team of twenty five swimmers attended and swam in this competitive event.  

This week, Johnny Yeng captained the team with excellent leadership by preparing each swimmer in the warm up area. All students showed excellent form and superb preparation in coming to the meet and it was great to see some new swim team faces attending for the first time.  

Luiz Geruschke, Camille Bowers, Gabriella Faffira and Pedro Leal Muricy are just a few names that stand out as heat winners during the events.  This was a very positive look at things to come for the BISS Lions swim team.
- Coach Tom Hitchings

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