NU downs Ateneo to regain top spot in UAAP juniors football
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 17, 2017 11:15 PM
NU blasts Ateneo, 4-0, to regain the top spot in UAAP juniors football actionNational University went ablaze in the second half with a 4-0 conquest of Ateneo to regain the top spot Saturday in the UAAP Season 80 juniors football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Jericho Sinconiegue scored twice, while Daniel Francisco and Joshua Broce also found the back of the net for the Bullpups, who overcame a goalless first half.
Tournament newcomer NU leapfrogged defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman on top of the table with 12 points. The Baby Tamaraws, who have 10 points, drew a second round opening bye.
De La Salle-Zobel overpowered University of Santo Tomas, 8-0, to grab third spot with nine points.
Joshua San Diego completed a hat-trick, Shanden Vergara and John Rey Lagura netted a brace while Jed Bode also entered the scoresheet for the Junior Archers.
The fourth-running Tiger Cubs stayed at four points while the winless Blue Eaglets are still without a point to show.
Action resumes on Jan. 7 after a two-week holiday break, with FEU-Diliman taking on UST at 8 a.m., and NU facing De La Salle-Zobel at 3 p.m. at the same Malate pitch.