Boys B Team
Mr Ali Thom, PE Teacher provides the highlights:
On Wednesday 31st October BIS made the short Halloween trip to ISHCMC to compete in the volleyball city championships.
They were drawn in a tough group alongside hosts ISHCMC and AmIS and would have to play well to ensure progression to the semi-finals.
They started excellently and dug, set and served with confidence in their first game as they defeated AmIS. This set up a clash with ISHCMC in the final group game to determine who would top the group. Despite some excellent play a very tight affair was won by 2 points in each set by ISHCMC. The team still progressed to the semi-finals but as group runners up and would face tough opposition in SSIS.
With some SISAC debutants in the team the BIS boys were slightly overawed in the 1st set of the semi-final, and lost heavily. After some frank discussion the boys were back to their best to win the second set and set up a final set shootout. Agonisingly BIS lost this game by 2 points. Very unlucky.
Onto the 3/4th place playoff vs AAVN. BIS played their best volleyball of the day in the first set winning easily. Unfortunately tiredness, injuries and perhaps complacency cost them the final 2 sets to finish in 4th place.
On a day and a season when they played some excellent volleyball, a lot of lessons were also learned and the end position was maybe frustrating, but a very young team will be better prepared for next year. Congratulations to the U19 volleyball team and thank you for all the hard work this season.