Stallion Youth Academy, Real Molinillo Top U-15 and Mixed Open Categories of the 21st AboitizLand Football Cup-Luzon
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 11, 2019 04:20 PM
(Photo courtesy of AboitizLand Football Cup-Luzon)
November 9, 2019 – The second matchday of the 21st AboitizLand Football Cup-Luzon saw both the Boys Under-15 and Mixed Open categories in action. It was a rainy day at the Aboitiz Pitch inside The Outlets at Lipa in Lima Estate Batangas. The players welcomed the refreshing downpour as a welcome respite from the heated action on the pitch.
Stallion Youth Academy emerged victorious in the Boys U-15 category. They dominated the competition without dropping a single match in the round-robin stage. They topped the round with 16 points from 4 wins and 4 draws. In the semi-finals, they defeated Calamba Puppies Team B, 2-0, to book a place in the final. They faced PCU United who had a strong showing for the second matchday in a row for the AFC. Unfortunately for them the champion’s trophy eluded them once again as Stallion was having a really good day out on the field. The final match ended in favor of Stallion 1-0.
Boys Under 15 Top 4:
Champion: Stallion Youth Academy
1st Runner-up: PCU United FC
2nd Runner-up: Cavalieri Football Academy
3rd Runner-up: Calamba Puppies B
Category MVP: Joaquin Buenviaje (Stallion Youth Academy #31).
Finals MVP: Mikkel De los Santos (Stallion Youth Academy #35)
In the Mixed Open category, 11 teams battled it out in two groups. Group A was topped by University of Batangas, who won all of their five group games. Meanwhile, Group B was topped by Schwarz FC from Don Bosco. In the quarterfinals, UB defeated SPC United FC, 1,0. Schwarz advanced to the semis after taking on Cavalieri FC and defeating them 5-4 on penalties. Eventual champions Real Molinillo de Lipa trounced Mentors FC 1-0 to book a semifinal spot and the final quarterfinal match was won by Kapamilya United FC, 1-0 against Lipa United FC.
UB was beaten by Kapamilya in the semis but they stamped their authority over Schwarz FC to claim third place. UB continues to shine in the AFC-Luzon after claiming 1st and 3rd place in the Men’s Open held last Oct. 20. They have now made it into the winners’ podium for two matchdays in a row. Meanwhile, early favorites Kapamilya were defeated by Real Molinillo by the smallest of margins in the rain-drenched final match. The Lipa based team was delighted to lift the trophy in their home turf after winning, 1-0.
Mixed Open Top 4:
Champion: Real Molinillo de Lipa
1st Runner-up: Kapamilya United FC
2nd Runner-up: University of Batangas
3rd Runner-up: Schwarz FC
Category MVP: Jake Martinez (Real Molinillo de Lipa #40
Finals MVP: Nestor Natanauan Jr. (Real Molinillo de Lipa #13)
The next festival day will be held on November 16, 2019 and will feature the Boys Under 19 category (born 2000 or after).
The AboitizLand Football Cup will be held Saturdays and Sundays until mid-December. For more information about registration details and the full schedule, visit the Aboitiz Football Cup’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AboitizLandFootballCupOfficial.