DEFENDING seven-time champion Far Eastern University-Diliman turned to French Talaroc to edge De La Salle-Zobel, 2-1, in a rematch of last year's Finals Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 juniors football tournament at the PFF National Training Centre inside the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite.
Talaroc struck in the 62nd minute which turned out to be the Baby Tamaraws' winning moment.
National University overpowered Ateneo, 8-1, to level with FEU-Diliman with nine points.
Kieth Absalon scored his seventh goal of the season in the 15th minute to put the Baby Tamaraws before the Junior Archers tied the match courtesy of Agiel John Rojo in the 37th minute.
De La Salle-Zobel stayed at three points alongside idle University of Santo Tomas in third place.
Joshua Broce produced a hat-trick, Robert Lawrence Wilson scored twice while Jericho Sinconiegue, Marcel Ivan Ouano and Roel Zamorano were also on target for the Bullpups, who rebounded from last Thursday's 0-5 loss to the Baby Tamaraws.
Hugh Kendryx Lorenzo Soriano netted the lone goal for the Blue Eaglets, who have yet to secure a point in the tournament.