Late-game heroics from Amoncio, Rodriguez lift Ateneo past UST
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 20, 2016 06:31 PM
Nona Amoncio (8) and Camille Rodriguez (7) both score late in the second half to lead Ateneo past UST
Nona Amoncio scored the equalizer, and Cam Rodriguez powered in the difference-maker to help Ateneo come back from a goal down to beat University of Santo Tomas, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at the McKinley Hill Stadium for their first win of the UAAP Season 78 Women's Football tournament.
Action picked up late in the second half when UST's Jennizel Cabalan was the first to alter the scoreboard and give the Tigresses a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute.
With less than ten minutes remaining and in danger of losing their second straight contest, the Lady Eagles rallied and Amoncio found the equalizer in the 86th minute.
Just three minutes later, Rodriguez beat UST keeper Nicole Reyes to the lose ball and converted easily as Reyes was unable to recover in time.
Ateneo held on to claim the 2-1 win and move to one win and one loss for three points in two games, behind DLSU (2-0-0) and UP (1-0-0). UST drops to the bottom of the standings with their second loss in two games, behind defending champions FEU (0-0-1).