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BISS Puxi Sports Report (16 March-19 March)

24 maart 2016

It has been a busy week for the sports department with successes here at home and abroad in Korea. We have already written about our victorious Netball team who went through the whole season undefeated here but what about the other sporting teams in action? 

  • FOBISIA Under 13 Squad

CISSA Volleyball – C1 Girls

The C1 Volleyball team went into last Saturday’s event with confidence after a 3-0 set win over SSIS on Thursday. Throughout the day, the girls jelled together with the event’s objective of creating three passes and attacking phases of movement. I’m pleased to report that our BISS Lion girls did us proud! The girls played six games overall, winning four and losing two. The highlight game of the day vs Dulwich Shanghai was competitive, nail biting resulting in a 25-21 win for the BISS Lions.

The coach’s player of the tournament was Mansi Ahujie, for her ability to challenge herself to consistently perform overarm servers and communicate effectively with her teammate. The players’ player was Lucie Maistrelli. Throughout the season we have seen her performances grow from strength to strength, particularly in the role of setting.

A special thanks to Mia Fleck- Baustian for all her efforts as the C1 girls assistant coach. I would also like to thank; Yi Wen Chen, Carina Helander, Justin Lee and Barbara Asfour for volunteering their services to officiate with a professional manner throughout the season.

Laura Byfield, Head of Physical Education

C2 Girls Volleyball

The C2 Girls Volleyball Team made the epic trip to SAS Pudong on Saturday. The standard of Volleyball that they have been playing over the season has improved dramatically. But just as importantly, the camaraderie and enjoyment of the sport has grown alongside it too. The girls were full of confidence and for many this was their first major tournament. We played seven friendly games across the day. The girls won three of those and lost narrowly in two – and to be fair a couple of comprehensive losses too! I was delighted with the way they performed and really look forward to seeing them in the squad next year.

Adam Webb, Volleyball Coach

BISS Lions Under 9 Rugby Team

On Saturday 19 March, the BISS Lions Under 9 Rugby team played in an end of season tournament in Shanghai.

The majority of the players were new to the team this year so this has been a challenging season for the team. On Saturday the boys played like a team and achieved some great results. They made it to the semi-finals before being beaten by a very experienced Japanese team.

The final brought to an end a great season with the boys looking stronger and more professional every time they pulled on the BISS Puxi jersey.

U9 Squad: Shuhan Lin (Capt.), Jacob Bailey, Morgan Hanson, Thomas Amara, Mikel Dalle Fusine, Mischa Suijver, Beau Bastock, Finn Bastock, Alex Mizzi and Simon Illy.

Andrew Foster, Rugby Coach

C1 Boys Volleyball

After moving up a grade from C2 to C1, the boys’ Volleyball team put in some high-quality performances at the CISSA tournament on Saturday. Despite facing some fine opposition, the boys demonstrated excellent team work and great spirit in registering two strong wins and some narrow losses in the six games they played. Two stand-out performers at the tournament were Matteo Guglielmi and Jeffrey Li, both of whom were selected to represent the Puxi side against Pudong at the end of the competition. As a whole, the team has come on a huge amount this season and will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come. They should be incredibly proud of their achievements.

Nick Rickford, Volleyball Coach

BISS Puxi Swimming Championships

Monday night saw 145 BISS Lions swimmers compete in the second BISS Swimming Championships.  The swimmers have been training hard now for 2 terms and this provided a great opportunity for swimmers to experience a formal competition and get personal best times.

Many swimmers were competing in new events and gained a great experience performing in front of a large crowd of parents and friends. It was clear to see how far many of the swimmers have come due to their excellent dedication and motivation towards the sport.

This was a great team effort with parents and teachers helping to time keep and marshal, whilst the older swimmers helped to look after the younger swimmers.

Term 3 will now see the swimmers aiming to refine their technique, starts and turns in preparation for competitions in term 1.

Charlotte McMahon, Head of Aquatics

FOBISIA Under 13 Basketball Roundup

On day two, the girls began their Basketball tournament with a tricky assignment against the host school, SFBS in Seoul. It was a slow start for the BISS Puxi girls, possibly due to their exertions on day one at the athletics track and the swimming pool. They were 5 points down with two minutes to play but summoned all of their mental fortitude to snatch the win 11-10 right at the buzzer. A great victory over DBIS was to follow, by a score of 11-6, although BISS Puxi was far superior than the score-line suggests. The third game was against BSM, where the girls accumulated their biggest score of the tournament, winning by 22-6. This set things up nicely for a final showdown with HISB to see who would take the gold medal. After a mammoth effort from both sides, HISB took the gold by a score of 10-4, leaving BISS Puxi in a very creditable second place, taking home silver medals.

On day there, the boys faced the same schedule as the girls did the previous day. The boys started confidently vs SFBS, playing some beautiful Basketball but they faded in the fourth quarter, losing by 19-12. The boys were victorious in the next game vs DBIS, defending really well and attacking in devastating fashion. This meant that a victory in game 3 over BSM would send BISS Puxi into the medal positions. It was widely stated that this was the most exciting game of the tournament, our boys showing immense strength of character to come from 6 points down with a minute to go to leave it 19-18 with 1.5 seconds to play. However, it wasn’t to be on this occasion and the boys went on to finish fourth overall.

Michael Dunphy, Basketball Coach

The FOBISIA Under 13 squad of course finished up with ninety four medals from three days of competition with twenty four students. You could see all of their 7am Friday fitness sessions really paid off when they were fresh and focused for each of their games over 3 tough days of competition in Korea. Their coaches have worked so hard with them over the last few months and this really shown though the duration of the competition.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Easter and hope you have an enjoyable break.

Thomas Hitchings, Director of Sport