DLSU, UST stay on top of UAAP Men's Football table
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 28, 2016 09:35 PM
The surging UST Tigers stay in second place after turning back defending champions Far Eastern University, Saturday afternoon at the McKinley Hill Stadium
Gelo Diamante's first half strike was enough for De La Salle to remain on top of the table following a 1-0 victory over University of the East in the UAAP Season 78 men's football tournament yesterday at the McKinley Hill Stadium.
Diamante scored from a Yoshiharu Koizumi cross in the 36th minute to put the Green Archers ahead and never looked back. Still undefeated this season, De La Salle climbed to 13 points.
Earlier, Xavier Alcuaz and Jarvey Gayoso netted second half goals as Ateneo regained its winning ways with a 3-1 drubbing of National University.
The Blue Eagles now have six points behind the Bulldogs' seven.
NU skipper Paolo Salenga opened the scoring with a sick 35 yard screamer top corner goal in the 11th minute before Ateneo equalized on the 29th minute courtesy of a Julian Roxas header from a Mikko Mabanag free kick.
In the final game of the evening, Adamson captain Jackson Ramos inadvertently found the back of his own goal to help the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons pick up their third straight win. The unfortunate goal from the Falcons' skipper came in the 89th minute.
UP jumps into third place with three wins, one draw, and one loss for ten points while Adamson falls to one win and four losses for three points at seventh place.
On Saturday, University of Santo Tomas hacked out a 1-0 win over defending champion Far Eastern University. Dionisio Busmion Jr. was on target in the 73rd minute to give the Growling Tigers their third win of the season.
UST, which failed to enter the Final Four last season, now has 11 points in second spot.
The Tamaraws have also dropped two straight as they stay at five points, while the Red Warriors remain goalless and without a point this season.