UAAP Season 80 Men's Football: UST remains unbeaten with win over DLSU
Steven Anotado (9) scored his second goal of the season to help UST beat DLSU, 2-0.
University of Santo Tomas used a strong first half to edge out De La Salle University, 2-0 in UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football action, Sunday afternoon at the FEU Diliman Football Field.
The Growling Tigers needed only four minutes to get on the board as Dexter Benecio struck early to give UST a 1-0 advantage.
Steven Anotado capitalized off a loose ball and scored off an easy tip-in near the left goal post to double UST’s lead in the 31st minute.
Looking to avoid their second loss of the season, the Green Archers showed more life and aggression in the second half, dominating the possessions, but unfortunately couldn’t get anything going in terms of offense.
Striker Matthew Custodio had a couple of attempts on goal for the Green Archers, but just couldn’t get anything to go in as UST held on to the 2-0 victory.
“We started the first half very good because we scored from a free kick tapos yung cross na ginagawa namin sa training sessions, but the second half was disappointing kasi parang hindi na kami lumaban eh.” said UST head coach Marjo Allado following the win. “Parang nawala yung strength namin and waiting lang kami na maka-score si La Salle. That’s very dangerous kasi yung momentum, yung kumpianysa nasa kanila eh.”
UST has gotten off to a very good start so far in the season, and Allado says that it’s thanks to the Tigers playing as a unit.
“Mas naglalaro kami as a team ngayon, and those players, naiintindihan nila yung gameplan every game kaya mas organized as compared to last year. Sana magtuloy-tuloy siya.” said Allado.
UST improves to four wins and a draw in five games for 13 points. They share the top spot with University of the Philippines, who also has 13 points.
DLSU drops to three wins and two losses for nine points.