UAAP 82: FEU opens bid for Juniors Football 10-peat with victory
By ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 09, 2020 10:07 AM
(Photo courtesy of the UAAP)
Far Eastern University kicked off its drive for a tenth straight UAAP High School Boys Football championship with a clinical 6-0 domination of University of Santo Tomas, Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila.
Edmar Adonis already tallied a brace in the first period to set the tone for the Baby Tamaraws. The forward started in place of Tarshish Garciano, who incurred a freak injury during the warm-ups.
"Actually, it is not about the nine-peat or ten-peat, They just have to be humble and I want them to improve their quality of football," head coach Park Bobae shared.
Adonis scored in the 11th minute and another one four minutes later before Josh Laurens closed the first period with a 43rd-minute strike. Stephen Soria, Karl Absalon, and Andrei Sabejon netted a goal each in the second half to complete the rout for FEU.
Park was pleased to see his side win their opening match in such fashion saying, "For me, the most difficult game to play is the first, so I continue to encourage them and tell them to enjoy [playing] with our system."
In the second game, Ateneo High School took its second win of the season at the expense of last year's runner-up National University-Nazareth School with a 1-0 win.
The game's sole goal came from Enzo Lucindo during the 35th minute.
The Bullpups had chances in the second period, but just like in their first game against UST, Blue Eaglets goalkeeper Artuz Cezar came up big for his squad.
Ateneo will shoot for its third consecutive victory as they take on De La Salle-Zobel at 1:30 p.m . on Sunday. The second game will be the rematch of last season's final between FEU and National University at 4 p.m. Both matches will be played at FEU Diliman Football Field.