Phuket 2015 was one of the most fun, dramatic and emotional experiences of our lives.
On the first day we played three matches to begin with, the first one we lost 3-0 and the man of the match went to Jung Min, it was a very disappointing way to start off the tournament but we kept our heads high. The next game we played, we had to win because if we didn't we would not have a chance of making it to the knockout stages, sadly we lost again 3-1 and blood, sweat and tears spread across the faces of our team our hearts were low and our egos were destroyed, a game which we all thought we could have won after we got the first goal. The man of the match went to Agastya who was a brick wall. The last game we ended up losing quite badly with a 6-2 from our opponents. Of course we were quite annoyed after we lost all the matches to go away with all losses. With mud to our knees and tears in the faces we went away with one achievement to reach the second day, win a match.
The second day was a mix of emotions. We played two matches out of three that we should have played. The first one we lost by a heart breaking 2-1 after we had the lead. We dominated most of the match. They had two shots and those two at the end were fatal for our team. Max ended with the title of man of the match and five hours later we moved to our second match of the day. Agastya after he was injured gave its place to me, Federico. The team has played their best so far and won by 5 goals to 2. Campbell with one goal, Samuel a goal as well, Max with two and an own goal to make as win our last match. Campbell deserved MOTM after he scored an awesome goal and assisted two of the goals. We finally were happy and satisfied, ready to win what was supposed to be our last match. After the rain had made wet all the pitches, so much a shot in the ground wouldn’t travel even 2 meters, and after the organizers had proof from what seemed water polo matches between senior teams, the tournament ended incomplete with many teams that didn’t get the chance to play the finals or playoffs for certain positions. There ended our tournament as well as all the other’s with our goal achieved and very good memories to carry away. Aggy finished with the overall title of team’s man of the tournament and Jung Min with the coach’s man of the tournament.
Campbell and Federico / BIS HCMC Students