UAAP Season 80 Menís Football: UE downs Adamson for back-to-back wins
Santino Honasan on Mar 04, 2018 06:06 PM
The UE Red Warriors end the first round of action with back-to-back wins.
University of the East finished the first round of the UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football tournament on a high note after taking down Adamson University, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
After a quiet first half, the Red Warriors took control in the second frame as Mark Lerion broke the deadlock in the 50th minute to put UE ahead, 1-0.
Just seven minutes later, striker Mar Diano got on the board as well to double the Red Warriors’ advantage.
Diano had a golden opportunity to record his second goal of the match moments later, but attempt struck the right post and bounced off.
The Soaring Falcons also came close to pulling one back but the attempt sailed way above the crossbar.
UE managed to hold on to the 2-0 win for their second consecutive victory.
"Yun talaga yung target namin today, talagang manalo. Alam namin na andun lang kami, although number five, konting points lang naman yung lamang ng ibang teams sa amin." UE head coach Fitch Arboleda said after the match. "Magandang investment para sa coming second round."
UE improves to three wins, one draw, and three losses for ten points, just behind National University four fourth place in the standings.
Adamson drops to seven losses in their first seven matches.