UAAP 82: Macaraig scores twice, powers UE past Adamson in Men’s Football
Santino Honasan on Mar 05, 2020 10:49 PM
(Photo courtesy of the UAAP)
Joshua Macaraig scored twice while Nikko Palacio added one of his own, as University of the East cruised to a 3-2 win over Adamson University in UAAP Season 82 Men’s Football, Thursday evening at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
Palacio wasted little time in getting on the board as he put the Red Warriors ahead with a well-placed header just after three minutes.
In the 35th minute, the Red Warriors were gifted another opportunity to score following an Adamson foul inside the box.
Lester Carandang botched the first penalty attempt, but fortunately for UE, Macaraig was there to pick up the pieces and score to make it a 2-0 lead.
The Soaring Falcons tried to make it interesting just before halftime, as. Bryce Rabino pulled one back in the 44th minute.
Things began to tighten up in the second half as Adamson tried to push the action to find an equalizer, but it was UE who found the back of the net for a third time, with Macaraig completing a brace in the 75th minute.
Arnulfo Villanueva added to Adamson's tally in injury time to make it 3-2, but UE held on to the opening day victory.
With the win, UE takes an early lead in the standings with a win and 3 pts. Adamson meanwhile falls to the bottom.