DLSU booters exact revenge on FEU for win number three
Santino Honasan on Feb 21, 2016 07:05 PM
DLSU scored their third win of the season after sending back defending champions FEU, 2-1.
Greggy Yang rolled in a penalty kick, while Rigoberto Carlos Joseph converted on a header to help the De La Salle University Green Archers gain a measure of revenge for last season’s finals against Far Eastern University, Sunday afternoon at the McKinley Hill Stadium.
With both squads coming off draws in their previous outings, DLSU and FEU were hungry to get back to winning, and it was DLSU who struck first after Yang made good on a 30th minute penalty kick following a hard tackle on the way to the goal.
Three minutes into the second half, Tamaraw rookie sensation Rico Andes scored his fourth goal of the season to pull FEU even at one goal apiece.
FEU captain Eric Giganto had a number of chances to give the defending champions the advantage in the second half, but his attempts were only painfully close at best as the stalemate remained with around ten minutes left in regulation.
Just as it looked like the two teams were headed to yet another draw, Joseph capitalized on an out-of-position FEU keeper and sent the ball rolling past the goal line via a high-arching header.
Facing a deficit with not much time remaining, the Tams attempted to find another equalizer but had no such luck, as DLSU came away with the 2-1 win, their third victory in four games.
While many may see this as a revenge win for the Taft-based booters, head coach Hans Smit refuses to see it that way, saying that he doesn’t go for that kind of drama.
“It’s a game, it’s another year, it’s just FEU, it’s another team. We just have to work. FEU is FEU, they still played the same way.”
Currently holding the top spot in the rankings as of press time with three wins and one draw for ten points after four games, Smit believes that it’s still too early to assess his boys’ performance so far. For him, what’s important is that they manage to stay consistent throughout the season.
“It’s just the fourth game, there’s still a long way. Let’s see how they hold up, important thing is how they hold up for the whole season. This is nothing yet. I’m looking at it day by day.”