Top-four squads kick off second round of Menís Football action
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 13, 2016 01:34 PM
The league's top-four teams look to keep themselves in the running for a final four appearance!
Matches on Sunday, March 13 (McKinley Hill Stadium)
5:00 PM – UST vs. UP (Men’s)
8:00 PM – DLSU vs. FEU (Men’s)
UAAP Season 78 Men’s Football action continues as the second round kicks off with the league’s current top-four teams taking to the McKinley Hill Stadium pitch, Sunday afternoon! In the first match of the day, University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines get another go-around just days after their first round meeting, while league-leading De La Salle University faces off against as surging Far Eastern University.
Currently holding on to the league’s top spot, the DLSU Green Archers have simply been dominant so far in the tournament, recording five wins and two draws in the first seven games. In their most recent outing however, the Taft-based booters were held to a 1-1 draw by National University.
The defending champions on the other hand, seem to have finally found their groove. After dropping two straight games, the Tamaraws picked up two straight wins, with their last outing being a 5-1 demolition of Adamson University.
In their first round meeting, the Green Archers got the better of the Tamaraws, 2-1, courtesy of goals from Greggy Yang and Rigo Joseph. League-leading scorer Rico Andes had the only goal for FEU.
Before DLSU and FEU square off though, UST and UP meet for the second time in less than a week.
The UST Growling Tigers have no doubt been the league’s most surprising team this season as they have also been tearing it up this season. Tied with DLSU at five wins and two draws, this year has been a far cry from last year’s performance. After just finishing at sixth in Season 77, the Tigers look like they’re primed for a return to the Final Four
After a rocky start, the UP Maroons picked up the pace by stringing together three straight wins, before holding NU to a draw, and then falling to UST just last Thursday. The three-game winning stretch was no doubt very important for the Maroons, as they find themselves tied with neck-and-neck with FEU for third place after round one.