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ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • [K-12] NJHS Women's Health Access Dress Down Day on May 29th.
  • SKAC HS Soccer 7's @ISB on May 23rd.
  • SKAC MS Basketball Finals @ISB/BFS on May 22nd.
  • KISAC MS Girls Basketball Tournament @DIS on May 17th-18th.
  • KISAC MS Boys Basketball Tournament @KISJ on May 16th-18th.
  • Don't forget your spirit shirts on Friday.
The Student News Site of Daegu International School

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The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

Jets volleyball ends the season with a KISAC trophy

Middle school boys come in third to more experienced Jeju schools despite height disadvantages and less experience
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Grace Cho
After they secured the ticket to the semis, the Jets shook hands with NLCS players. DIS stayed humble and respectful regardless of the outcome.

Middle school boys’ volleyball participated in the Korean International School Activities Conference (KISAC) tournament at DIS on March 1 and 2. The Jets invited four schools: North London Collegiate School Jeju (NLCS), St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju (SJAJ), Korea International School Jeju (KISJ), and Busan Foreign School (BFS) to Daegu. After the intense weekend, both varsity and JV earned a bronze.

The first day started with disappointment as SJAJ crushed DIS set one (25-6) and set two (25-10). Strong serves and spikes from the Hilltoppers easily broke through the Jets’ defense.

Regardless of the loss, the squad prepared for round two against KISJ. Lian Seok (number 64) led a 10-2 run with his laser-focused service aces. Despite the huge lead, the boys gave away the first set (25-22). DIS hoped for revenge but failed as the Dragons snatched victory (25-19). Ace middle Alex Seo’s (number 7) ankle and knee injuries hindered his performance.

Then the Jets faced NLCS for the third match of the round-robin. The first set showcased chaos as the crew dealt with miscommunication. Ultimately, the Orcas came out on top (25-18). In the second set, the boys got their heads screwed on straight and tied the game 1-1 (25-22). “We were really desperate to win the game. It was tough, and I think we were able to show something as a team,” said Matthew Park, 8th grade varsity outside hitter. Unfortunately, they crumbled under pressure and suffered the loss (15-4).

For the last game of day one, DIS squared off against BFS. The players took the lead in the first (25-18) but got shaky in the second (25-15). Even with the difficulties, the Jets kept their heads up and defeated the Sharks in the third set (15-4).

As a result, NLCS, BFS, and DIS ended with the same outcome (1 win / 3 losses). However, the point differential rule placed the Jets last.

Varsity starter Jason McAteer unleashes his jump float serve. The shaking ball confuses the defense and allows a free-ball chance for the Jets. (Hailey Tzou)

Day two started with a clash for the ticket to the semis: the Jets met the Orcas. The first set went neck and neck. However, serve mistakes and poor tip covers contributed to another loss (25-23). “I think some of the kids were quite disrespectful during the game. Before anyone served, they shouted, ‘The serve is out!’ or things that bothered our team,” said Alex Jang, 8th grade varsity right side. 

After a short motivational speech from Coach Jolly, the crew dominated the Orcas in the second set (25-17). Precise hits and smart tips, alongside clear passes, made the change. The Jets continued to rev up in set three. Alex Seo (number 7) broke the intense point rally with a powerful middle spike as Alex Jang (number 14) finished the game with a service ace. DIS proved their tenacity and secured their spot in the semis (16-14). 

In the semis, the squad entered the court against the projected champions, SJAJ. Jason McAteer’s (number 30) sharp angles and Alex Seo’s tight defense put DIS in the lead. However, the Hilltoppers, with several members from the youth national team, stood tall and strong, impossible to break through. The match ended with a loss of 2-0 (25-18, 25-9).

The A team vied for third in a rematch against BFS, which they easily won 2-0 (25-14, 25-21). Coach Jolly said, “The varsity team grew a lot during the tournament. I think that I tried a bunch of different styles of coaching; being kind, encouraging, and sometimes mean. But honestly, when the boys got into it, they were unbeatable. Overall, the tournament went really well, and I’m proud of the boys that came in third.”

The B team performed satisfactorily on day one. JV placed third in the bracket with two wins and two losses. On day two, the crew fell short on the road to the finals against KISJ due to physical disadvantages. For the medal face-off, they played against NLCS. After a tie in the first two sets, the squad finally broke through in the third set (15-11) and won another bronze for DIS. 

DIS showcased great improvement over the weekend. Players thanked Mrs. Jolly’s dedication and support throughout the season. The incoming freshmen look forward to their high school career.

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About the Contributors
Alex Seo
Alex Seo, Writer
Alex Seo, an eighth-grader who loves to write, returns to the Flyover to share school news and personal opinions. He plays a diverse array of sports which include futsal, volleyball, and badminton. SKAC events deliver Alex with an indescribable thrill. He loves to deep dive into topics that hype him up. In order to realize his dream position as a future Flyover editor, Alex plans to further craft his journalist skills this year.
Hailey Tzou
Hailey Tzou, Photographer / Designer
As a first year member of the Jets Flyover staff and a DIS veteran, Hailey knows the ins and outs of school events. She loves every sport including volleyball, basketball, and futsal. Through her previous experiences in winning several SKAC tournaments, she looks forward to taking active pictures. In her free time, Hailey enjoys watching movies, hanging out with her friends, and spending time with her cats. Hoping to bring a positive impact to the team, she takes the role of a photographer, designer, and editor.
Grace Cho
Grace Cho, Broadcast Journalist
Grace Cho hosts the Jet Stream and produces top-notch news segments. With her warm spirit, she brings joy to those in her life. She indulges in the magic of romance movies and expresses herself creatively through the piano. Filled with boundless energy, she hopes to spread positivity throughout the DIS community.
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    Min KimApr 4, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    I was in the boy s JV team and I think that both JV and varsity both did very well. I think that the fact that we ended 3rd is pretty good saying that we were playing against big Jeju schools which had few hundreds of people in middle school.

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    Sean kimApr 4, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    Wow Lets Go Jets !!! Keep up the good work

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    Elly SongApr 4, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    I think the middle school boys team was strong enough to smash all the game but they couldn’t.

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    Honglim JinApr 4, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    Wow! Great job Jets! Keep up the good work!!

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    Daniel. KimApr 4, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    Wow! The pictures are very nice!

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    Sarah JollyApr 4, 2024 at 5:41 pm

    Great job and good luck next year in high school!

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    SolaApr 3, 2024 at 11:44 pm

    LETS GO JETSSSSS

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