Article by: Umar Maniku, with input from Jupiter Lee

Thunderous spikes, complicated volleyball plays and enthusiastic cheering made up the majority of the second day of IASAS volleyball, as athletes from the six schools continued their quest for the championship. The competition was palpable and intense with each point being fought with grit and much enthusiasm. One ISM student even remarked about how impressive it was to see “the athletes are all very focused and into the game.”

One poignant example of this happened during the game that pitted the ISB girls team against ISM. It had a rally that lasted well over 30 seconds, with each team trading spikes and sets. This particularly showed the level of teamwork and chemistry that the teams had, as they were able to seemingly “read each other’s minds in order to formulate ways to get the ball over the net,” according to Peter, an ISM student.

This competitive feeling even spread into the spectator stands, with supporters of each respective team engaging in a cheering fight of their own.  Proud parents, teammates and other supporters packed the bleachers of the Middle School and High School gyms to show their support for their respective teams.

The teams that participated were all very competitive, as many of the matches that were played today were decided with deuces. In the game between the ISM boys and ISB, for example, the Panthers launched a massive comeback on the Bearcats that resulted in a tense 25-25 deuce. The set ultimately went to ISM, although both teams played spectacular volleyball. Toby from TAS, further remarks that “even though we are still in a round robin format, the teams are very competitive, everyone’s so competitive.” Timo, from ISB, believes that the competitive nature of the matches are as a result of the balance amongst the teams. He states that “there is no one team that is superior, or another that is inferior. It is a really balanced conference.”

So who is going to be the one to take home the glory? At the moment, for all teams, it is a toss-up. However, members from the SAS and ISM teams remain optimistic about the outcome of the tournament. Kemueli, from ISM for example, thinks that “it is going to be either SAS or ISM in the championships.” However, that outcome will be decided tomorrow, when the clashing passions of each team are put to the test in a battle of volleyball supremacy that will determine who goes home victorious.

Please make sure to stay tuned to Bamboo Telegraph for the latest results on both Cross Country and Volleyball, and good luck to all IASAS athletes tomorrow!

 

Final Round Robin Results

Boys

ISB ISKL JIS ISM SAS TAS W L

Rank

ISB

0-2 2-0 2-1 1-2 2-0 3 2

4th

ISKL

2-0 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-0 3 2

2nd

JIS

0-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 2-1 1 4

5th

ISM

1-2 2-1 2-0 1-2 2-1 3 2

3rd

SAS

2-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 2-0 4 0

1st

TAS

0-2 0-2 1-2 1-2 0-2 0 4

6th

 

Girls

ISB ISKL JIS ISM SAS TAS W L Rank
ISB 2-0 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-0 3 2 2nd
ISKL 0-2 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 0 5 6th
JIS 0-2 2-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1 4 5th
ISM 2-1 2-1 2-0 0-2 1-2 3 2 3rd
SAS 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 5 0 1st
TAS 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-1 0-2 3 2 4th

 

 

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