Nice job ladies!
This past weekend, Saturday April 29th, Jasmine Kwon, Su Shin, Yerin Park, and Tammy Lee participated in the KAIAC/KIMEA Solo & Ensemble festival. The festival is a chance for solo instrumentalists and small ensembles to perform, be adjudicated, and receive awards based on their skills, musicality, and precision in portraying the style of the piece. The four talented CDS musicians prepared their piece, Piano Quarter no.1 in G major, Op. 25-Rondo alla zingarese: Presto by Brahms, all on their own time. Their hard work and dedication to their musicianship awarded them the highest possible recognition at the festival, a platinum award.
Nice job ladies!
It was a lovely day to play soccer on Wednesday for our final regular season game of the year against Kent! It was an intense battle end to end and the girls played a great game! CDS showed their dominance through winning the majority of 50/50 balls, and their hard work finally paid off when junior Youjin Lee found the back of the net with a hard and solid kick. Sophomore SeEun Kim had an amazing game, always stepping up to the ball and in front of the a Kent player. The girls continued to control the game for the rest of the second half, ending the game 1-0; their second victory! Please wish them luck in their tournament on Friday!
On Wednesday, May 3rd TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) will be visiting CDS and speaking to both Middle School and High School students during a lab-time presentation in Dalton Hall. TNKR is the charity which the Silent Art Auction raised funds for this year, and they are planning to visit CDS to learn a bit more about our community, and to share some information on their organization. This event is optional for High School students, but recommended for all. To learn more about the organization, possible volunteer opportunities, and the North Korean Refugee experience please ask Ms. Pantano if you have any questions.
We'll see you in Dalton Hall on Wednesday!
The boys were poised to finish the regular season on Wednesday as they took the field with 3rd place Kent at home. The sun shown brightly and the wind blew wildly across the field throughout the game. The boys entered the game 8-0, and looked to keep the loss column empty prior to the big tournament kicks off on Saturday morning.
Missing a number of players for a variety of reasons called for many players to step up and provide a lift for the team. Junior Daniel Lee would make his first career start at right midfield and sophomore Takjun Oh had his first start since returning from an injured ankle suffered earlier in the season. In goal, 8th grader Kevin Bae would make his second start of the season.
The first 20 minutes of the match saw Dalton play some of its best soccer of the season. The team dominated possession, requiring Kent to try and track down the ball all over the pitch. “At one point, Dalton strung together 20 straight passes without a turnover!” explained Coach Talbot after the match. The boys were playing phenomenal unselfish, confident and composed football which was incredible to witness. After a positional change which saw sophomore Taeho Kim move from left midfield to striker, the game really opened up. Freshman Jungmin Kim dispossessed the ball around midfield, found sophomore Phillip Yoon, and then tore down the left sideline forcing a defender to follow. This opened up Taeho who was able to make a run down the seam of the pitch with only one man on him. Phillip played a brilliant ball into space that Taeho was able to place in the lower left hand corner for the first goal of the match.
Moments later, sophomore Eric Kang won a 50-50 bouncing ball in the middle of the pitch with a header to Phillip Yoon. Phillip then used his speed to burst through the Kent center backs and drove the ball through the keeper's legs for the second and final Dalton goal.
The defense was smothering throughout the entire game. Goalkeeper Kevin Bae made two easy stops but was largely unchallenged. The back line largely forced Kent to take shots from well beyond the box. If the backline can continue to play at this rate, there is no doubt that they will be the best unit in the tournament. They picked up their record setting 5th shut out of the season.
The tournament starts at 8am on Saturday morning across the street from the high school at Gongchon Sports Park. As the number one seed, the Phoenix will play the winner of the 4th and 5th seed game at noon. We would greatly appreciate fans coming out to support them as they look for their first KAIAC tournament championship to add to their league championship. One more day. Two more matches. One goal. A championship.
The girls faced off against ICSP on Wednesday with a beautiful day to play soccer. Due to rain and field conditions, the girls went into the game without a practice, but they played hard from the first whistle! Throughout the first half, the girls beat the opposition to the ball, and did a good job of controlling the game on their half of the field. Super star shoutouts go to senior SooYoung Chang who played her position well, and continuously stayed wide and made the field space bigger! Sophomore SeEun Kim also did a great job in a new position, and was a force to be reckoned with in the middle of the field! The team has vastly improved throughout the season and have worked hard to quickly learn the skills they need. Unfortunately, due to a questionable PK, and quick breakaway the girls game ended in a 2-0 loss for the Phoenix. Thanks to everyone for their support this season! Our next game is on Wednesday verses Kent, and our final tournament is on Friday the 28th. Wish us luck!
Wednesday was the second showdown between Dalton and ICSP. In their first matchup, Dalton got off to a slow start before putting the game away 4-1 in the final 20 minutes. The boys entered the game 7-0 on the season, hoping to complete the regular season without a tally in the loss column. The sun was shining and a slow breeze moved across the pitch as the bus pulled up to the field.
Unfortunately, the boys took quite a while to get changed so they were only able to get in a very short warm up prior to the referee’s whistle signaled the game would begin. “A short and unfocused warm up is certainly a dangerous way to start the game” said Head Coach Musselman following the game. The boys started flat, showing little energy and passion. “It was as if the boys expected to simply hand them a win and a clean sheet since they had won 7 games prior” continued Musselman. Simple passes were not finding their way to the target. Possession was lost on careless and senseless dribbling. nobody was hustling on offense or defense. These problems and more led to Dalton’s first time trailing in a match since they played Dwight in the first game of the season. On a ruthless counter attack, ICSP cut the defense apart with brilliant passing down the left side. After working the ball down the wings, they found an open man in front of the goal for a simple tap in. The wind seemed to have left the sails of the Dalton starting eleven. The woes would continue throughout the entire first half, which was really dreadful and passionless soccer. Luckily, the boys were able to dodge a number of bullets and did not concede another goal in the first half. ICSP employed utilized a deadly offsides trap which continue to stall Dalton’s attack. However, moments before the halftime whistle sophomores Miguel Batanero and Phillip Yoon were able to play off one another down the left wing and find space. Yoon beat one last defender before taking a shot at goal which was deflected by the ICSP keeper. Hustling down the right wing, sophomore Eric Kang cleaned up the rebound and put it away for the equalizer.
After a reality check during halftime, the boys retook the pitch and dominated the majority of the second half. Freshman Jungmin Kim and Miguel Batanero worked hard applying pressure all over the field which led to a number of turnover early on. Sophomore Taeho Kim, later to be named the man of the match) made some incredible runs and passes as a substitute. The second goal came early in the second half. Jungmin Kim pushed the ball down the left wing and was overlapped by sophomore defender, Ryan Park. This brilliant run pulled a defender outside allowing Jungmin to take the ball inside where he would eventually cross to senior striker Bumjoon Kim for the go ahead goal.
At that point, the floodgates were open and the boys were firing on all cylinders. Phillip Yoon would slip between the center backs and put away his team leading 8th goal of the season in the back of the net. Sophomore Takjun Oh, coming off an ankle injury, recorded his second goal of the season on a brilliant hustle play moments later. After dispossessing the ball from the jittery ICSP back line, he quickly drove the ball to the edge of the box before finishing in the bottom right corner.
With reserves in, ICSP continued to push forward and would eventually score their second goal with 3 minutes remaining in the match. It was night and day between the two halves played last week. If the team hopes to do well next week in an important game against Kent, they will need to regain their focus and start the game strong. Next week's matchup will be the last remaining home game prior to the tournament which will conclude the season. Go Phoenix!
This Thursday will see the return of superheroes to the sports fields of CDS. The following video gives an outline of the plan for the day.
The CDS girls soccer team faced off against Kent on Wednesday at our home field. The weather was the complete opposite of their last game, and the girls were ready to put their skills to into action! They kicked off the game and there was a lot of energy on the field! The girls have been practicing their overlaps, trapping, and passing and demonstrated these skills well throughout the entire game. Super star shoutouts go to senior Yihyun Joo who beat her opponents to every ball, and worked hard to bring the ball to her and her teammate’s feet. Junior Hoyeon Cho also held a solid defense, and always did a great job recovering and not giving up on a ball. Junior Youjin Lee and freshman Minju Kim had a great dynamic up top, and worked really well together! Finally, sophomore Yoobin Lee was highly aggressive and has some bumps and bruises to prove it. Unfortunately, the game ended 2-0 in Kent’s favor, but the girls are pumped and ready to go for their friendly match against GSIS on Saturday! If you are in Cheongna on Saturday, please join us at the grass soccer pitch in the park across the street from the school. Thanks for your continuing support!
Here you will find announcements from the Director of High School