UAAP 77 Menís Football: Ateneo, De La Salle go to Goalless Draw, FEU, UP Demolish Competition

Santino Honasan on Jan 11, 2015 11:14 PM
UAAP 77 Menís Football: Ateneo, De La Salle go to Goalless D
Ateneo and De La Salle ended their match on a 0-0 draw

The UAAP Season 77 Football tournament resumed this weekend, with collegiate rivals Ateneo and De La going to a goalless draw after 90+ minutes of action last Sunday at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field in Ateneo.


The Eagles and the Archers went at it in the first half, with DLSU’s Nathan Alquiros and Ateneo’s Mico Mabanag getting early opportunities to score for their respective squads. In the second half, both squads managed to again prevent any goals, but the games’ physicality began to escalate. Late in the match, both squads again had a chance at getting onto the scoreboard with Alquiros missing on an attempt in the 88th while Ateneo fails to convert on a corner kick.


Ateneo now finds themselves in second place with three wins, two draws, no losses and 11 pts, while De La Salle drops to fifth place with two wins, three draws, no losses and nine pts.




Defending champions Far Eastern University also saw action last Sunday, thrashing Adamson University, 9-1.


Nicolas Ferrer Jr. got the show going early for the Tamaraws, knocking in an early 12th minute goal. Janjan Melliza and Eric Giganto got their names on the scoreboards as well, scoring in the 22nd and 28th minute respectively. Adamson’s Goldywn Espina managed to pull one back for the Falcons in the 36th, but Arnel Amita responded for the green-and-gold shirts with a 40th minute conversion to make it 4-1 at the midway break. 


In the second half of action, Far Eastern U pulled away with Giganto finding the back of the net three more times while Melliza and Bugas also scoring to push the final tally to 9-1 in favor of the Tamaraws.


Giganto’s four goals now makes him the league’s leading scorer with eight total goals scored this seasons, surpassing UST Tiger Steven Anotado’s six goals.


FEU sits at third place three wins, one draw, one loss with 10 points, while Adamson remains at the bottom of the standings with six losses and no points.



In Saturday’s action, University of the Philippines shut out University of the East, 6-0 at the Moro Lorenzo field.


Ian Clarino capitalized on a blocked free kick to put the Maroon booters up 1-0, six minutes into the match. Carlos Monfort and Joseph Fermin made the UE defense pay in the 18th and 19th minutes respectively. Another Monfort goal, this time off a header made it 4-0 for State U at the half.


In the second half, Diliman’s leading scorer Jinggoy Valmayor added to his goal total in the 58th minute and Michael Simms put the game away with an 88th minute conversion for a final score of 6-0 for UP.


Both squads were reduced to ten players each late in the match as UP’s Albert Yatco was sent off after accumulating two yellow cards while UE’s Michael Tulio was sent off for arguing with the officials.


UP holds the top spot in the men’s football standings with four wins, one loss, and one draw with 14 points, while UE drops to one win and four losses with three points.




In other men’s football action, National University defeated University of Santo Tomas, 3-1.


Francis Abalunan, Jezer Jalandoni, and Paolo Salenga all scored goals for the National U booters, while Dexter Benecio scored for UST to prevent the shutout.


The Bulldogs grab hold of fourth place with three wins, one loss, and one draw good for 10 points, while the Tigers sit at sixth place with two wins and four losses for six points.




In the women’s division, Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines both scored wins over the weekend.

Charmane Fagaragan and Roselle Lecera scored goals for defending champions Far Eastern U as they beat De La Salle 2-1 last Saturday. Chelo Hodges scored the lone goal for the Taft-based lady booters.


In Sunday’s women’s match, UP dismantled UST en route to a 4-0 shutout. Christina de los Reyes scored a hat-trick while Mary Rose Obra added one more for the Diliman-based squad.





Saturday, January 10:

-          Womens: FEU 2 – 1 DLSU

-          Mens: UP 6-0 UE


Sunday, January 11:

-          Womens: UP 4-0 UST

-          Mens: DLSU 0-0 AdMU

-          Mens: FEU 9-1 AdU

-          Mens: NU 3-1 UST


Games on Wednesday, January 14 (FEU-Diliman)

-          Mens: NU vs DLSU at 1:00 pm

-          Mens: AdMU vs. FEU at 3:00 pm

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