Ateneo steamrolls through Adamson, 7-1
Santino Honasan on Apr 01, 2017 07:46 PM
Jordan Jarvis (2) and Jarvey Gayoso (11) combined for five of Ateneo's seven goals in their win over Adamson
Ateneo de Manila University tightened their hold on the top seed in UAAP Season 79 men's football after steamrolling through Adamson University, 7 -1, Saturday evening at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
The Blue Eagles got to work early, as in 30 seconds into the match early, with Jordan Jarvis scoring in under a minute for an early lead.
Ateneo woudn't score again until the 40th mark of the match, with Jarvis netting his second goal of the match, followed by a Jarvey Gayoso strike just before halftime to push the Blue Eagles lead to 3-0.
Adamson managed to avoided the shutout in the second half, with Ejike Ugwoke pulling one back for the Soaring Falcons in the 65th minute.
From then on, it was all Ateneo, as Jarvis scored once more in the 73rd minute to complete a hat trick for the night, while Gayoso added one more conversion in the 80th minute for the brace, pushing the tally to 5-1 in favor of the Blue Eagles.
The league-leaders would score twice more in the final ten minutes of the match, with Rupert Baña and Michael Castillo scoring in the 83rd and 87th minutes respectively to set the final score at 7-1.
"I'm so happy with the result, with the movement of the players, kung ano yung pinractice namin, nangyari talaga," said Ateneo head coach JP Merida.
Hat trick hero Jarvis on the other hand, while happy with his performance, said that he was happier with the result of the match.
"I don't think it was an individual achievement, it was a good achievement for me, but it's a better achievement that we won the game."
With the win, Ateneo improves to nine wins and two draws for 29 points. Adamson remains at the bottom of the standings with one win, eleven losses, and three points.