UAAP 77 Menís Football: DLSU draws Ateneo once more; UST downs UE

Santino Honasan on Feb 01, 2015 10:51 PM
DLSU draws Ateneo; UST downs UE
De La Salle and Ateneo battled to a draw for the second time this season.

In the football edition of the De La Salle-Ateneo rivalry, neither squad can seem to get the upper hand this season as the Green Archers and the Blue Eagles battle to a draw yet again, this time ending in a 1-1 final tally at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field last Sunday.

The first time that these two teams met earlier this season, neither team was able to leave a mark on the scoreboards to end in a goalless draw. Their second round encounter looked to be headed in the same direction as after 45 minutes, the score stood a 0-0. In the second half however, Julian Roxas recorded his fourth goal of the season to give Ateneo a 1-0 lead. The advantage didn’t last too long however, as Yoshiharu Koizumi found the equalizer in the 74th mark to save the Green Archers from suffering their first loss of the season. Neither team was able to orchestrate a go-ahead goal in the remaining minutes of regulation.

 DLSU joins UP at the top spot with five wins and five draws for 20 points, while Ateneo sits at the third spot with five wins, four draws, one loss and 19 points.

Earlier in that afternoon, University of Santo Tomas continued their push for a place in the top four as they handily defeated University of the East, 3-0.

Gabriel Alcantara gave the Tigers an early advantage thanks to a 13’ minute conversion, and Steven Anotado recorded his league-lead tying ninth goal of the season in the 21st minute to give the Espana-based booters a 2-0 cushion by halftime. In the second frame, the UST defense prevented UE from recording a goal of their own and then seemingly closed the door on the Red Warriors with an 89th minute goal, courtesy of Marc Rivera.

UST improves to four wins and six losses for 12 points but still remains at the sixth spot, while UE sits at the seventh seed with one win, one draw, and eight losses for four points.

In Women’s action, defending champions Far Eastern University retained control of the top spot in the standings following a 1-1 draw against De La Salle. Alesa Dolino scored for the Lady Tamaraws in the 78th minute, but Chermaine Guancia was able to get the equalizer for Lady Archers in the 82nd mark.

FEU leads the pack with four wins, one draw and one loss for 13 points, while DLSU sits at third with two wins, two draws, and one loss for eight points.

UP also held down their second seed spot after going to a 1-1 draw with Katipunan rivals Ateneo. Nona Amoncio looked scored in the 39th minute to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead at the half. Just as Ateneo looked to be on their way to a win, Kali Navea-Huff saved the day for the Lady Maroons with an 87th minute equalizer.

UP stays in second place with three wins, one draw and one loss for ten points, while Ateneo sits at fourth with one win, two draws and three losses for five points.

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