Our soccer guys roared through the recent four-day tournament in Taiwan. They ripped apart four games and tied two, outscoring opponents 18-1 in six tussles with Malaysian, Hong Kong, Philippine and Taiwan schools. Pouncing on Faith Academy in the final, GIS Thailand won 5-0, led by coaches Scott Hackett and Chris Cole.
“They’ve been blessed by God with opportunities and talent,” Cole said. “This group really loves each other and loves playing the game! We dealt with lots of injuries and rain early in the season. But it turned them into a team that worked hard — with humility. And they’re learning to honor and glorify God, specifically in soccer.
“The tournament was exciting and satisfying. I’m pleased how the team improved after early season struggles. As coaches, we knew they were talented, but they grew by working through difficult things and lots of adversity. It’s the first tournament win for GIS outside of Thailand. We are all grateful to God for the opportunity and for His strength to win!”