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IIL crowned twice in Central Switzerland

27 March 2016

On Tuesday March 1st, IIL travelled to the International School of Zug and Luzern to participate in the SGIS category F indoor tournament. IIL took two teams of mixed boys and girls to compete in the “A” league and “B” league.

IIL 1 started their group stage with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Inter-community School of Zurich.

They continued their great start with a further victory over Zug 1-0 and topped the group after their last match beating the International School of Central Switzerland 3-0.

They progressed to the Semi finals where they met the International School of Basel and were once again victorious winning 3-0, meaning they had reached the final.

In the final, they were matched against the International School of Schaffhausen. The match was a tough fought battle, but IIL prevailed eventually winning 2-0 meaning they were crowned CHAMPIONS !

IIL 2 started their group games against Berne 3rd team and ran out with a 5-0 victory.  IIL 2 also continued their great form with further comfortable victories over Zug 3rd team 7-0 and Luzern 2nd team 6-0.

A blistering start saw IIL 2 top their group respectively and progress to the Semi finals against the Inter community School of Zurich 2nd team.

In an extremely close encounter the two sides could not be separated and ended the match 1-1. The game was to be decided on penalties.

With both teams scoring and missing penalties the shootout eventually lead to ‘sudden death’. ICS stepped up first and the IIL 2 goalkeeper, Alexander, pulled off a superb save meaning if IIL scored the next penalty they would progress to the final.

Toby stepped up and slotted home the deciding penalty causing an eruption of celebrations amongst the IIL 2 team.

IIL 2 were then paired against Zug 2nd team in the final. Once again it was a close match but the youngest player on IIL’s team, Gustavo, squeezed an effort into the goal and IIL were 1-0 victors. CHAMPIONS once more.

Matthew Clark




Picture : Tobi 87, Panoramic view (to the northeast) on the Lake Lucerne from the summit Esel (2118 m), the second highest peak of the mountain range “Pilatus”, which is located in the southwest of Lucerne, Wikimedia Commons (quality picture)