Yoshioka, Gayoso star as Ateneo beats down Adamson for third straight win
Santino Honasan on Mar 21, 2016 01:28 AM
Mashu Yoshioka (33) scored a hat trick, while Jarvey Gayoso added a brace to help Ateneo pummel Adamson, 7-0, Sunday evening
The Ateneo Blue Eagles picked up their third straight win after blasting the Adamson Falcons, 7-0, and handing them their second blowout loss in as many games, Sunday evening at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig.
A couple of rookies had themselves quite a game, as Mashu Yoshioka finished with a hat trick, while Jarvey Gayoso added a brace of his own, while Michael Castillo and team captain Mikko Mabanag added a goal each, to give the Ateneans their biggest win this season, in terms of goals scored.
It didn’t take long for Ateneo to get going, as Yoshioka found Castillo, who in turn found the back of the net, six minutes in, which began a rough night for Adamson keeper Carl Viray.
Around the 22-minute mark, Gayoso got fouled inside the penalty box, and skipper Mabanag easily sent in the penalty conversion for an early two-nil lead for the Katipunan-based booters.
Picking up from where he left off in his last outing against UE wherein he finished with a brace, Yoshioka found himself an open lane to the goal in the 36th minute for a commanding three-zip lead by halftime.
Five minutes into the second half, Yoshioka struck again for his second goal of the evening, and Ateneo’s fourth.
What happened next would be nothing short of demoralizing for the Falcons, as Gayoso would score in the 58th minute, would get the ball back and bank another one in at just seconds later to push the Blue Eagle lead to six-nothing.
The final blow would come from none other than Yoshioka in the 77th mark to complete the hat trick and make it a whopping 7-0 for Ateneo.
Ateneo gave Adamson no chance from the start of the match, pushing the pressure when on the offensive, while stifling the young Falcons when on defense.
“Yung mag-score kami ng 7-0 against Adamson, malaking bagay sa amin to close the gap with NU, kasi medyo high yung goal difference nila, medyo malayo. Ngayon, we scored seven, advantage parin yung NU sa goal difference, at least medyo lumapit na din yung gap namin sa NU.” Ateneo coach JP Merida told ABS-CBN Sports following the match.
The win pushes Ateneo to fifth place with five wins and four losses for 15 points, just behind National University, who sits at fourth place.
Adamson on the other hand remains at seventh place with one win and eight losses.