UAAP Season 80 Menís Football: UE stuns UST, 1-0
Kent Galaura scores to power UE past UST
University of the East managed to do something no one else has been able to this season, and that’s defeat University of Santo Tomas, coming away with a 1-0 win in UAAP Season 80 men’s football action, Thursday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
Playing more aggressive than their Espanya-based counterparts, the Red Warriors pushed the action and late in the second half, Mar Diano found Kent Galaura who sent the ball into the top right corner and into the back of the net, becoming the first player to score on UST.
GOAL UE! Kent Galaura lets it fly over the keeper, finding the corner to break the ice. UE 1 - 0 UST. #UAAPSeason80— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) March 1, 2018
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While the Growling Tigers just seemed off, UE remained aggressive and easily could have added to their one-goal advantage in the second half, but could not end up finishing
Still, the Red Warriors held on for the 1-0 lead and a morale-boosting win, especially after absorbing a massive defeat at the hands of the defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles.
"Ang motivation ko lang sa mga bata, coming from a big loss against Ateneo, sabi ko enjoyin niyo na lang yung football," UE head coach Fitch Arboleda told ABS-CBN Sports after the win. "Yun lang yung key natin, as long as mag-enjoy sila, we can hold naman yung play, minsan yung nawawala sa amin against La Salle, against FEU, yung enjoyment, so basically yun yung tinatak ko talaga."
UE improves to two wins, one draw and three losses for seven points, while UST absorbs their first loss of the season, falling to four wins, a draw, and a loss for 13 points.