FEU, UP gunning for consecutive wins in Men’s Football
Santino Honasan on Apr 03, 2016 11:31 AM
Rookie sensation Rico Andes (30) will try to steer the Tamaraws to their sixth straight win
Matches on Sunday, April 03 (McKinley Hill Stadium)
3:00 PM – UE vs. FEU (Men’s)
5:30 PM – UP vs. FEU (Women’s)
8:00 PM – Adamson vs. UP (Men’s)
Two teams look to add to their winning streaks in UAAP men’s football, as defending champions Far Eastern University meets University of the East, and University of the Philippines takes on Adamson University, Sunday afternoon at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig.
It’s pretty safe to say that the defending champion FEU Tamaraws have gotten their groove back after their slow start to the season. The boys in green and gold have won their last five games, almost all in dominant fashion. In their last outing, the Tamaraws sent the Adamson Falcons back, 3-0. Their recent run has pushed them back to top of the men’s standings with 20 points.
Up next for the defending champions is a matchup against the a struggling UE team, who’s still searching for their first win of the season. Again, they also came close to pulling a draw against UP in their last outing.
In their first round outing, FEU demolished UE, 5-1, behind a brace from Val Jurao.
Also building a streak of their own are the UP Maroons, winners of their last two matches and unbeaten in the second round. After an exciting draw 3-3 draw against UST, the Maroons went on to defeat DLSU and UE, putting them back in the running for another Final Four berth. Currently, they’re tied with UST and Ateneo with 18 points, and a win could separate them from the pack.
The Maroons take on an Adamson team that has had quite a rough patch in their last few outings, including back-to-back 7-0 blowouts. Still the Falcons have always shown fight, and it won’t be different against the Maroons.
In their first round outing, Roland Saavedra powered the Maroons to a 1-0 win over the Soaring Falcons.
In the women’s division, defending champions FEU meets UP in a match that could affect Final Four positioning.
Currently, the Lady Maroons control the second seed with nine points, while the Lady Tams are behind with six points. A big win from the Lady Tamaraws, and they could overtake the Lady Maroons for the spot behind league-leading De La Salle.