DLSU, NU look to remain ahead in UAAP Men's Football standings
Santino Honasan on Feb 21, 2016 11:32 AM
Frontrunners National University and De La Salle University look to remain on top of the UAAP Men's Football standings
Matches on Sunday (McKinley Hill Stadium)
4:00 PM – FEU vs. DLSU (Men’s)
7:00 PM – NU vs. UST (Men’s)
The league’s top four squads battle it out for positioning in the UAAP Season 78 Men’s Football tournament, Sunday afternoon as the McKinley Hill Stadium plays host to a matchup between Far Eastern University and DLSU at 4:00 PM, and a battle between National University and University of Santo Tomas at 7:00 PM.
After starting their season off with two straight wins, the NU Bulldogs are proving themselves as legitimate contenders to this season’s title. In their first real test of the season, the undermanned Bulldogs battled from a goal down to hold defending champions FEU to a 2-2 draw and gain a valuable point, as well as momentum heading into their next contest.
The challenges don’t get any easier for them though, as they take on a motivated UST team next.
After scoring a season-opening win against Adamson, the new look UST Tigers appeared to lose a bit of steam after figuring to a scoreless draw with University of the East. In their meeting against DLSU however, the Tigers showed that they can be a legitimate force this season, putting the pressure on the Green Archers and handing them their first draw of the season.
NU currently holds the top spot in the standings with two wins and one draw for seven points in three games, while UST is tied for third with one win and two draws for five points in three games.
The FEU Tamaraws began their campaign for a men's football threepeat with a lackluster draw against UP, but quickly returned to form in their next outing with a 5-2 drubbing of Ateneo. Against NU, the Tamaraws showed just how dangerous they can be by putting the Bulldogs against the fence, but according to Paolo Bugas, it was their complacency that allowed NU to pull even. They look to get back into the win column against a surging DLSU squad.
Also starting their Season 78 campaign with two straight wins against Ateneo and University of the Philippines, the DLSU Green Archers are primed for another Final Four berth, and possibly a repeat of last season’s first place finish after the eliminations.
In their last outing however, the boys from Taft found themselves behind for the first time this season, but battled back to draw UST, 1-1.
DLSU is just behind NU with two wins and one draw for seven points, but is behind on goal difference, while FEU holds the same record with UST at one win and two draws for five points.