Season 1 IASAS Recap
October 17, 2019
This year’s season 1 Super-IASAS had soccer players battling it out on the turf, volleyball players spiking it out the gym, and cross-country runners fighting extreme heat-exhaustion to finish their races. The season 1 Super-IASAS in Manila was definitely one for the record books.
Soccer consisted of all 6 teams fighting for that 1st place, both the girls and boys fought hard but ultimately it was SAS who took both the girls and boys gold medal home, with ISB boys taking home 2nd and girls coming in 6th. The boys gave an absolutely amazing performance in the finals, with a 2-1 loss to SAS. France Wongananchai scored a last-minute banger of a free-kick in the last minute of the finals, which secured his joint top-scorer award, tied with Gabriel Myong of SAS. The girls fought non-stop to the last minute, with Ashley Bremner scoring a 60th minute freekick to secure a tie against JIS. From the boys, Thomas Bulow, Jake Shain, and Graham Delashmutt were selected for the IASAS all-tournament team. From the girls, Adys Yusuf and Ella Sutter were chosen. Both the boys and girls spilled their hearts onto the pitch and left nothing left out there, which should make the whole ISB community proud.
Cross Country, on the other hand, was a big success. Both the boys and girls fought through the tough Manila sun, running their 3 and 5ks in record times. Julian John took home 1st place in the 5k, breaking 16 minutes and having a photo finish with Lucas of SAS. The boys secured 1st, 3rd and 8th place in the 5k, but coming up just a little short in overall placings, finishing 2nd. The girls came in 3rd for their overall placings, with Angel Enfinger finishing 5th in her 5k race. This is a large accomplishment, as this is the first time the girls have placed in 6 years. Both the boys and girls battled it out through immense heat exhaustion, and it payed off, with both teams coming home with silverware.
Volleyball boys and girls performed their best, attempting to spike their way to victory, but overall fell a bit short, with the girls ending in 4th, and boys getting 3rd. The boys had Kaden Bernhard and Lucas Wilson in the all tournament team, and Fai Tuangsitthisombat taking it for the girls. Overall, both the boys and girls fought extremely hard and will definitely come back next year looking for that gold.
Overall, the Super-IASAS in Manila was a great experience for everyone competing, and was definitely one of the best IASAS’s in the recent years.