DLSU ladies score comeback win against FEU
Santino Honasan on Mar 25, 2017 06:35 PM
DLSU's Kyra Dimaandal (5) celebrates after scoring against FEU.
Kyra Dimaandal scored a brace in the second half of action as league-leading De La Salle University came back to defeat Far Eastern University, 2-1, in UAAP women's football action, Saturday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
After a quiet performance to end the first round, Dimaandal responded in a big way, helping the Lady Archers remain unbeaten in the season.
At the end of the first half however, it looked as if the Lady Tamaraws would be the first to deal DLSU a loss, after Portia Acibar drew first blood in the 23rd minute.
The second half would belong to the Taft side, as Dimaandal found the equalizer in the 53rd minute.
After a stretch that could have easily yielded goals two, three, four, and five for the Lady Archers, Dimaandal would hit once more, this time capitalizing off a deflected first attempt for the go-ahead goal.
The Lady Tamaraws couldn't come up with a comeback of their own, and the Lady Archers held on to the 2-1 win.
"I didn't have any doubts," said DLSU head coach Hans Smit after the match. "Hindi dahil sa nagyayabang ako, pero even with the heat like that, we had more domination in the game, than FEU did."
Smit added that he motivated Dimaandal to perform on a higher level after a lackluster effort during their first round ender against the same team.
"I told Kyra, I said 'Kyra, you gotta redeem yourself because last game, you were zero!', and she's been scoring every single game since we started the women's league"
"I was gonna take her out, buti na lang I didn't," added Smit with a laugh.
With the win, DLSU improves to five wins in as many games for 15 points.
FEU slips to the bottom with one win, one draw, and four losses for four points.