Soccer - Boys (V)
vs. FCLugano (U16 Mens Football League)
|Date:||October 25, 2018|
TASIS 1 - 4 FC Lugano
The Varsity Boys Soccer team played FC Lugano, a local professional club team, under the lights at Lugano Stadium. Having witnessed the girls game the night before, the boys knew they were in for a challenge. Adopting close marking and consistent positioning, the defense, led by Emiliano Rodriguez '21 and Enzo Allanson '21, was able to hold back Lugano's pressure. The opponent's fast passes and slashing runs made them difficult to mark. Giuseppe Tola '19 and Mikail Hameed '19 led the counterattack and Marco de Christofaro '20 with some solid positioning on a corner kick found the net on a loose ball at the back post. At half time the score was 2-1. The boys were charged up.
FC Lugano’s consistency and conditioning, however, were too much for the TASIS boy's tired legs. Keeper Enzo Tondo '21 showed consistent strength in goal and Alex Russo '19 played his best match yet, holding down the outside attacks with support from Patryk Herok '21. The boys persevered through to the final whistle, having played one of their best matches yet.
The Tigers head to the SGIS Championships this weekend at the Tenero Sports Complex in Tenero, and their season-closing ESC Tournament will be in Lisbon, Portugal, on Nov 15.