AISA Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament in Seoul.
On the 8th of April Mr Entwistle and Mr. Baig set off with 17 of SOIS’s finest sportswomen for the first AISA High School Girls Soccer Cup in Seoul.
The tournament consisted of SOIS, Yokohama International School, Sacred Heart International School (Tokyo), Seisen International School (Tokyo), Seoul International School and Korea International School.
The SOIS Sabers fought hard and were rewarded for their “never give up” attitude with a win and a draw on the first day, which put them into a semi final on the Saturday. After getting winning the semifinal through a tense penalty shoot out, SOIS found themselves in the final versus a daunting opponent – an undefeated Yokohama team!
It was a very tense and exciting final game, with SOIS scoring an equalizer in the final minute of play to force extra time. Unfortunately, there was not to be a fairy tale ending this time and Yokohama bundled the ball over to score the winner. Yokoahama IS were the worthy winners, but a lot of credit must be given to the SOIS team for their grit and determination.
Mr Baig and I were very proud to be with the team this year and look forward to seeing all the girls back next year. A special mention to the seniors and especially Lianne Terhune from OIS, who was representing the school in soccer for the 4th time!