UAAP Season 78 Women's Football: DLSU Lady Booters clinch Finals berth, UP, FEU battle to draw
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 05, 2016 02:53 PM
Sarah Castaneda (12) helped the De La Salle Lady Archers clinch a finals berth in UAAP Women's Football
De La Salle University carved out a 3-1 decision over Ateneo to secure qualification in the UAAP Season 78 women's football Final, Saturday afternoon at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig.
Sara Castañeda netted her league-best sixth goal of the season in the 33rd minute, 10 minutes after Irish Navaja opened the scoring for the Lady Archers.
Maria Teresa Bernardo pulled one back for the Lady Eagles in the 70th minute before Kyla Inquig iced the game for coach Hans Smit’s side, an 81st minute strike to add her goal total to five.
Now with a maximum of 15 points, De La Salle will make its first Finals in three years with three matches remaining on its elimination round assignments.
The one-game championship is scheduled on May 1.
Sunday afternoon, defending champions Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines battled to a 2-2 standoff in a rematch of last season’s Finals.
Jovelle Sudaria scored twice to savage a draw for the Lady Tamaraws, who at seven points are three points behind the second-running Lady Maroons.
Christina Delos Reyes and Mary Rose Obra were on target for UP.
Ateneo remained in fourth place with six points, one behind FEU.