A hard-fought and stunning performance from both Senior Wolves teams led to impressive 2nd and 3rd place finishes for the girls and boys teams respectively.
First ,the girls traveled to Bromsgrove with a fairly young, inexperienced squad as the team didn’t have any 12th graders, abut did have a couple of 8th graders. Many doubted the ladies this year, however, they proved the doubters wrong as they went undefeated in their group with a goalless draw against Bromsgrove, a 1-1 draw against tricky Concordian, and a narrow 1-0 win over the tough St. Stephen’s team, thanks to Idea’s (G10) goals in the latter two games. The result meant that the girls topped their group to qualify for the finals for the first time in senior girls history!
Standing in their way in the finals was Bangkok Prep, one of the powerhouses in TISAC football. The girls did not falter though, as they persevered throughout the game. Unfortunately the result didn’t favor the Wolves as they narrowly lost 0-1 in the finals. However, the girls held their heads up high and stayed proud of their incredible achievement! Great job ladies! Good luck in your next mini-tournament in March! 😀
As for the the boys, they went to Ascot where they were placed in a group along with St. Andrews 71, Concordian, BCIS, Wells, and Heathfield. In their first game against Heathfield the boys were frustrated as they struggled to score against a packed Heathfield defense, along with a couple of woodwork curses. However a minute before the final whistle Prin (G10) pulled off a stunner from a distance, which drilled straight into the bottom corner, giving the Wolves a close, but well deserved win. The Wolves later sawed off Wells thanks to two goals from Rajat (G12) to give them a 2-0 win, but then later lost to skillful St. Andrews 71, by 0-2.
The boys then had crucial games against Concordian and BCIS to decide which one of the three teams could qualify to the semi-finals along with St. Andrews 71. Thanks to some brilliant, resilient defending from the Wolves defense, and a slight lucky own goal by Concordian, the boys recorded a 1-0 win against Concordian, and a goalless draw against BCIS, which sealed them a spot in the semi-finals.
The semi-finals saw the Wolves play against Ascot who dominated boys football throughout the year. The boys, like the girls, did not give up and defended for their lives making crucial interceptions together as a team. However ,the fatigue from the group stage seemed to hit them as they conceded 2 goals all of a sudden. Despite Rajat (G12) scoring a goal through a deflection, giving a small glimpse of hope for the boys, there was not enough time as the boys were one step short from reaching the finals. The boys still wanted to end their tournament on a high note, which they did when they eventually beat St. Andrews 107 after a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The boys will be looking forward to continuing their momentum during their mini-tournament this Tuesday at KIS. So don’t forget to come and support the Wolves!
TISAC Football Final Tournament Results (Senior Boys/Girls)
Senior Girls (2nd Place)
- Group Stage
- vs Bromsgrove: 0-0 Draw
- vs St. Stephens: 1-0 Win (Goal: Idea G10)
- vs Concordian: 1-1 Draw (Goal: Idea G10)
- Final vs Bangkok Prep 0-1 Loss
Senior Boys (3rd Place)
- Group Stage
- vs Heathfield: 1-0 Win (Goal: Prin G10)
- vs Wells 2-0: Win (Goals: Rajat x2 G12)
- vs St. Andrews 71: 0-2 Loss
- vs Concordian: 1-0 Win (Concordian own goal)
- vs BCIS: 0-0 Draw
- Semi-final vs Ascot: 1-2 Loss (Goal: Rajat G12)
- 3rd Place Match: 1-1 (KIS win 8-7 on Penalties) (Goal: Prin G10)