It's been awhile since our last YIS athletics update, but have no fear sports fans, a full report is coming right up.
The Varsity Boys and Girls Volleyball teams spent this past weekend in Fukuoka and Kobe at the annual WJAA Mid-Season Volleyball Tournament. The boys finished the tournament with a record of 1 win and 3 losses, it was frustratingly close as they never lost a set by more than 5 points. Meanwhile in Kobe, the girls went 1 and 4 with similar close results. Despite the results, both teams gained a lot of experience as they build towards AISA in months time.
Meanwhile, in Yokohama, the rest of our sports teams were in action. Beginning on Tuesday the 12th of September, the MS Boys Soccer team opened up their 2017 champaign with a 4-2 victory over Nishimachi for the A team, while the B team team fought hard, but fell just short, losing 2-1. The MS Girls Volleyball teams, followed on Thursday, taking on neighbors St. Maur and though both teams lost, everyone gained a lot from the experience.
On Saturday, the 16th, the MS Boys Soccer and MS Girls Volleyball were back in action with the boys at St. Marys and the girls home against CAJ. It was a bit of a rough day in terms of results but the coaches reported, there was some great soccer and volleyball on display. Not to be forgotten, the boys and girls cross country and tennis teams were also in action, up at Tama Hills and ASIJ respectively. Our Cross country runners had a number of successes with several new personal bests set while the tennis teams played their hearts out, it was always going to be tough against the powerhouse that is ASIJ.
Looking forward to the upcoming week, there is a lot going on as we reach the end of September, and fall is in the air.
- Mon Sept 25, 5:30 pm - HS Girls Volleyball take on Sacred Heart at YIS with the JV followed by the Varsity.
- Wed Sept 27, 5:00 pm - HS Boys Volleyball have their lone home match of the year, when they take on Canadian International School.
- Thurs Sept 28, 4:30 pm - MS Boys Soccer A team take on AOBA at YCAC.
- Thurs Sept 28, 2:00 pm - HS Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball depart for their 1st tournament of the season taking the Shinkansen down to Osaka for the WJAA Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Championship.
- Fri Sept 29, 5:00 pm - HS Girls Tennis team season continues as they take on Sacred Heart at the Honmoku Tennis Courts.
- Sat Sept 16, 9:00 am - HS Varsity Girls Volleyball takes on CAJ, in the cosy confines of the YIS gym.
- Sat Sept 16, 9:00 am - HS and MS boys and girls cross country teams season continues at the course at Tama Hills.
See all the details on the school calendar.
Good luck to all our teams this coming week, and as always, GO DRAGONS!