NCAA 93 Football: Defending champions San Beda forfeits two matches, drops to fourth place in Final Four standings
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 08, 2018 12:04 PM
Defending champions San Beda voluntarily forfeited two matches in the NCAA Season 93 men's football season after finding one of their players ineligible.
From entering the NCAA Season 93 Men’s Football Final Four with the top seed, defending champions San Beda found themselves dropping down to fourth place after forfeiting two matches when midfielder Dane Peñaflor was found to be ineligible.
According to football committee chairman Peter Cayco of Arellano University, San Beda submitted a letter admitting that Peñaflor was indeed ineligible.
"During the eligibility meeting, San Beda and Lyceum of the Philippines University requested that they submit their eligibility requirements in January but we told them they run the risk of forfeiting their games if there are players who will be found to be ineligible later on," Cayco said, via ABS-CBN News.
This led to the voluntary forfieture of two of the three games where in Peñaflor saw action for the Red Lions.
"San Beda wrote us that they have discovered that one of their players failed to make the eligibility requirements, so they are voluntary forfeiting the games where the player played," Cayco added.
Goal difference actually saved the defending champion Red Lions from being booted out of the post-season, having fallen to a three-way tie with Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua University for the fourth spot in terms of their eliminations record.
With San Beda’s drop in the final four standings, they now take on top-seeded College of Saint Benilde, while second-seeded Arellano University meets Lyceum of the Philippines University in the semifinals, which take place on Monday, January 8th at the Rizal Memorial Football Field.