PRC MS Soccer (Green DivisioSaturday, October 12th was the final major soccer tournament for the middle school girls and boys teams this season. At this very same tournament last year CIS girls managed to finish second, so this year we were aiming for the gold medal. The boys finished fourth last year, and were looking to improve on their result as well.
Girls – 1st Place CHAMPIONS
For their first game, CIS played against a very well organized British School (BSG) team, but the girls managed to win 2-0 powered by two goals from Laresa Khamis. Second game CIS were up against last year’s tournament champions Shekou International School (SIS). Once again it was a tightly contested game with CIS coming out on top 2-0 thanks to goals from Jasmine Peng and yet another from Laresa Khamis.
In the gold medal game of the tournament vs American International School of Guangzhou (AISG), our girls saved their best performance for last. They worked even harder considering the hot weather conditions and won with a score of 3-1 thanks to goals from Susan Zhang, Nina Shi and Laresa Khamis.
“The girls fully deserve to be middle school green division champions this year. They have worked hard in training and been giving up their lunch recess time to have extra soccer practices. The results show hard work does bring positive results. Fantastic job girls and let’s finish off the season strong”. Mr. Bartlett
Laresa Khamis, Mary Xu, Ethel Tang, Nina Shi, Aisha Tsao, Jasmine Peng, Yumna Shalabi, Julia Ding, Sisi Yang, Ivy Zheng, Susan Zhang, Beverly Yan.
Boys – 3rd Place
Our CIS boys played a strong BSG team in their first game. They controlled large sections of the game but were just unable to convert their scoring chances. As the game wore on, BSG grew into the game and won 5-1. Tight games vs SIS and AISG followed, with the boys improving their shooting and all round performance. A very credible 3rd place finish!
“I’m very proud of the boys progression and team unity this season, with our biggest squad ever for middle school boys soccer. They worked very hard throughout the season and have improved each training week and match. Saturday was a great day of football and I’m very proud of the 3rd place finish.” —— Coach : Mr. Bowden
Squad Roster :
Shawn Yang, Alan Zhang, Jayden Song, Rice Chen, Feras Muthanna, Min-Seok Baik, Nicholas Chen, Howard Zhou, Asim Alanazi, Eric Qin, Danny Chen, Kyle Kim, Youseff Habais, Sever Da Rosa, Mohammed Al-Areqe