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VISSTA XV report written by year 8 students
We have been asked to read a short report on the most recent VISSTA event here at EISP.
“It was Friday the 19th of October and this was the 15th vissta event that we have hosted. There were tournaments in boys’ football, in which EISP had two teams, girls’ football in which EISP had one team, girls’ volleyball in which EISP had two teams, boys’ basketball in which EISP had two teams and girls’ basketball in which EISP had one team, and then there was the tug ‘O’ war”
There was also a one off boys’ high school event in basketball between EISP and H-Treviso.
the boys’ football teams both scored some victories but sadly both were eliminated before the final which occurred between H-Treviso and H-Rosà, victory going to H-Rosà
The girls’ football saw EISP with a team in which none of the players had ever played football, but they tried hard and managed one victory along the way. Victory again going to H-Rosà
The girls basketball saw just EISP against I.S.Venice with Venice coming out on top.
The high school boys’ basketball match saw some old friends meet up, now on opposite sides. It was an intense match and finished with a victory for H-treviso over EISP.
In the girls’ volleyball EISP light blue won every game and managed to bring home the trophy for the first time in two years. This was a testament to their preparation since they practiced every single lunch time for an entire month before the tournament, and overcame H-Rosà who are always very well prepared for VISSTA. Well done girls and please present yourselves to receive the trophy.
Boys’ basketball had two teams, Chicago and Boston playing in the tournament in the primary school gym.
Boston battled hard but found it very difficult. Chicago, on the other hand managed to get into the final against H-Treviso, who consider basketball their specialty having won it nine out of the fourteen VISSTA basketball events in its history.
H-Treviso had the tournament’s stand out player and he was almost carrying them home at the end of a pulsating final match that swung both ways.
It was a great match to watch and In the last three minutes EISP lost their lead due to a series of beautiful three pointers by the star man from H-Treviso.
EISP were out on their feet and managed to miss three relatively easy baskets that may have won the match. EISP then had a huge piece of fortune as referee Mr Cooper correctly called a foul against the star man for travelling, of all offences.
He wasn’t happy and nor was their coach, and tears were seen.
Then, ,,,,,,,cometh the man, cometh the moment, and up stepped Gianluca Francia to drop a two pointer after missing two previous attempts to win the game by one point, and cue tears, cheers and celebration all around!
lastly we had the much anticipated tug ‘O’ war battle, which was preceded by two very well received performances by our year 6 and 7 cheerleading troops. Well done to them as well because they practised every lunch time for a month before the event, and their performance showed this.
Both EISP and H-Rosà won all their battles, and by a strange scheduling coincidence, found themselves in the final ‘winner takes all’ battle.
Unfortunately, our team fell over and got dragged over the line LIKE A VERY LARGE MORTADELLA. Never mind, it was funny so we didn’t mind losing like that!