Jurao, FEU bounce back with dominant win over UE
Santino Honasan on Mar 03, 2016 06:35 PM
Val Jurao's brace helped the defending champion FEU Tamaraws bounce back and score their second win of the season
Val Jurao recorded a brace while three others found the back of the net as the Far Eastern University Tamaraws halted their two-game losing streak by dispatching the University of the East Red Warriors, 5-1, Thursday afternoon at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field in Ateneo.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the defending champion Tamaraws needed to get back to their winning ways, and Dave Deloso got things going in the 16th minute for the 1-0 lead.
Just before the midgame break, Jurao scored his first goal of the match, a well-timed header from a Reymark Cubon corner cross to double the FEU lead.
The Red Warriors held their own in terms of possession, but ulitmately just couldn't get shots in, while the Tamaraws kept the goals coming.
In the 52nd minute, Dominique Canonigo gave the Tamaraws a comfy 3-0 lead, followed by Jurao's second goal of the afternoon just eight minutes later,
The final conversion came Cubon, who easily tipped it in past UE keeper Lendon Clores at the 75th.
With less than ten minutes left, UE rook Mar Vincent Diano helped the Red Warriors avoid the shutout by scoring his first goal of his UAAP career, and first UE goal of Season 78 to pull the score to 5-1.
"Medyo na-down kami kasi natalo kami ng two games, tapos draw lang yung previous games namin. Ngayon na nanalo na kami, siguro sunod-sunod na 'to," Jurao told ABS-CBN Sports following the match.
For Jurao, he felt that the team was out of sync during their last few outings, but he says that they have addresed that issue and hopes that the win can help build momentum.
"Nakaka-build 'to ng momentum namin, kasi dalawang draw and dalawang loss kami, ngayong nanalo na ulit kami, medyo confident na kami ngayon sa mga susunod na laban namin.
FEU improves to two wins, two draws, and two losses for eight points in six games, while UE falls to one draw and five losses for one point.