The U19b boys travelled to AAVN this week for the Volleyball City Championships and knew that they faced a daunting prospect of playing 4 back to back games to reach the final. Before they got there they had to play all of their games on the hot un-air-conditioned outside courts. The half-term break had a detrimental effect on our team, having won all 5 of the friendly fixtures leading up to the champs. BIS made a slow start and made some errors they haven’t been making all season and lost the opener 2-0 against EIS A team. BIS were much better in the second game, beating AIS A team 2-0 and then much better again against AAVN B Team winning 2-0 in the last group game. Star players in the group games included Dan and YuCheng who were consistently winning our team points.
In the semi-final stage BIS were drawn against AAVN A team and after easily winning the first set succumbed in the second to tiredness and eventually scraped through by a 2-1 margin to the final.
It was straight into the final for the boys who had hardly rested in the 5 previous hours to face old rivals EIS A team. The BIS performance was far improved from the group game but EIS A Team were just too strong in attack and defence and they came out victorious 2-0. Seb and Captain Jack stepped up in the final with good performances that should be recognised with a mention.
It was a stellar performance from our B Team up against some A teams from other schools. What a week it has been for BIS Volleyball. Two 3rd place finishes in the previous 6 years and BIS claim three 2nd places this year. A great effort from players and coaches and can't wait to go one better next year!
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