San Beda hands Arellano first loss, forces final match

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 16, 2016 09:08 PM
San Beda hands Arellano first loss, forces final match
Aljo Zabala (21) powered San Beda to a final showdown for the title against Arellano. (Photo: Richard Esguerra/ABS-CBN Sports)
MANILA - The San Beda Red Booters extended their season, Saturday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Stadium by beating the Arellano Chiefs, 2-1 in extra time, handing them their first loss of the NCAA Season 91 football tournament. 
A win was all that the Cheifs needed to hoist the Season 91 crown, but regulation wasn't enough to decide a winner, calling for an extra 30 minutes. 
Nimrod Balatbat gave the Red Booters the lead only two minutes into extra time, but a penalty conversion from Patrick Bernarte knotted things up at one goal apiece. 
Midway through the second half of the extra frame, Aljo Zabala scored a free kick to ultimately give San Beda the 2-1 victory. 
The Red Booters and the Chiefs go at it one more time, with everything on the line on Tuesday, January 19, 11:00 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. 
In the earier matchup, College of Saint Benilde dominated Lyceum, 4-0. 

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