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Ateneo-UP Ends in Heated Stalemate; FEU Snaps NU’s Win Streak

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League leaders Ateneo de Manila University settled for a 1-1 draw against University of the Philippines in the Sunday’s opening fixtures of the UAAP Men’s Football Tournament second round at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

It was Kintaro Miyagi who gave the Fighting Maroons the lead in the 32nd minute. Kyle Magdato’s shot past AJ Arcilla was going wide when last season’s top scorer came from nowhere to pounce the ball in.

But Ateneo answered back in the 65th minute. Julian Roxas was already through on goal, but his shot was saved by Ace Villanueva for a corner. Jarvey Gayoso took the corner and sent it to an unmarked Jeremiah Rocha, who then headed it in for the equalizer.

The officiating took center stage after the equalizer. UP could have been 2-1 up in the 73rd minute when a mad scramble resulted in the ball going in to the back of the net. However, the linesman surprisingly raised his flag for offside and cancelled the goal, leaving UP coach Anto Gonzales furious until after the match.

“F——— officiating. You can quote me on that,” said an irate Gonzales after the match. “It was the f———, lousiest officiating that I have ever seen. That goal, offside? Paano yun naging offside, may tao sila sa poste.”

The Fighting Maroons were also given a seemingly unfair call in the 57th minute after a UP counter-attack was neutralized by an errant offside call which the referee reversed.

“The officiating did not do justice to us. Definitely,” added Gonzales.

While Gonzales lashed out at the officiating, Ateneo coach Jaypee Merida expressed his concern about his team’s mentality going into the latter stages of the match. Despite getting the equalizer, Ateneo played it safe and settled for the draw instead of going for the win. Ateneo remain undefeated in first place with 20 points while UP are in third with.

“After we scored, nandoon na ‘yung mindset nila na to hold na sa our half, to defend na, to finish this game for a draw,” said Merida. “Still, I’m happy with the result because they worked together.

Meanwhile, Far Eastern University snapped National University’s three-game winning streak with a 2-1 win in the first game. Alex Rayos opened the scoring for FEU in the 14th minute. Lawrence Colina equalized for NU from the free kick in the 22nd minute. Audie Menzi won it for the Tamaraws with a 53rd minute strike. FEU, like Ateneo, are undefeated and are in second place with 18 points.

The UAAP Men’s second round continues this Thursday at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field in Quezon City. University of the East face University of Santo Tomas at 2 PM followed by the match between De La Salle University and Adamson University at 4 PM. — CAL

UAAP Women’s Football: La Salle Ends First Round Unbeaten; Lemoran Hat-Trick Lifts UST to Second

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De La Salle University and the University of Santo Tomas finished as the top two teams at the end of the first round of the UAAP Women’s Football tournament last Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Kyla Inquig scored five minutes from time to give La Salle a first round sweep with 1-0 win over Far Eastern University. The forward scored in the 85th minute with a header to the far post from Irish Navaja’s free kick. La Salle finished the first round with 12 points and riding on a four game winning streak.

However, La Salle coach Hans Peter Smit was unimpressed with the rather lacklustre performance his team put on.

“They lost focus that’s why I got mad at them (after the match) because during the warm up, they were too relaxed,” said Smit. “At least as the game went on, they picked up a little. They still showed true character, but today was not the same day unlike the last three games.”

Charise Lemoran netted a hat-trick and led UST to a 3-2 win over Ateneo de Manila University in the second game. The forward had a sharp eye on goal, scoring in the second, 36th, and 54th minute to lift her side to second place with nine points.

“I made an effort to bounce back (from the UP game),” said Lemoran. “I wouldn’t have scored if not for my teammates cheering me on.”

Ateneo had plenty of chances to snatch a late equalizer after Tessa Bernardo’s 26th minute strike and Camille Rodriguez’ free kick in the 70th minute. However, it was not meant to be as UST defended well in the dying minutes to bring home the three points.

The second round of the Men’s tournament begins today at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. FEU and National University meet in the first game at 3:00 PM. League leaders Ateneo and the University of the Philippines battle in the second game at 5:00 PM. — CAL

League Leading Ateneo Held by FEU, NU Wins Third Straight

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For the first time this season, the Ateneo de Manila University were unable to get a win or even register a goal. The league leading Blue Eagles settled for a scoreless draw against the Far Eastern University in the final match of the UAAP Men’s tournament first round yesterday at the Moro Lorenzo Field in Quezon City.

It was the first draw for Ateneo this season, who held a six game winning streak prior to the match. Nevertheless, the league leaders finished the first round at the top of the table with 19 points and a huge +15 goal differential.

“I noticed from the players, they were not here for the three points,” said a discouraged Jaypee Merida after the match. “They did a lot of fancy (dribbling), but I’ll take the point, at least it added to our tally,” the Ateneo coach added.

Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso was sorely missed during the match. The winger, who has five goals to his name, served his suspension after picking up his second yellow card of the season in the win over the University of the Philippines.

The game only came to life in the dying minutes of the match. Dave Deloso had the chance to snatch the winner in the 88th minute. The FEU Tamaraw was on the end of a well timed lob from Paolo Bugas, but his shot from close range was denied by Ateneo goalkeeper Jae Arcilla.

On the other end of the pitch, rookie Samuel Lim had the chance to extend Ateneo’s win streak in added time. The forward was through on goal, and only had Ray Joyel to beat, but the FEU stopper was equal to the shot.

Concerns mounted late in the match after Arcilla sent a flying knee to Deloso’s chest. The FEU forward had to be stretchered off the field.

FEU coach Vince Santos expected the match against the leaders to be a tough one, but thought his team could have nicked a goal in.

“We expected to have a tough match, I think that’s what we got today,” said Santos. “Ateneo’s very organized this season so I just wish we could have done better with our chances.”

In the first match, National University went up to fourth place after a 1-0 win over the University of Santo Tomas. Mike Arbela sealed the three points with a 55th minute strike to send NU to their third straight win.

Saturday’s UAAP at the Rizal Memorial Stadium will feature the final matches of the first round of the Women’s tournament. De La Salle University take on FEU in the 3 PM kickoff followed by Ateneo and UST in the second game at 5 PM. — CAL

UAAP Women’s Football: Ateneo Shocks FEU; La Salle Deals UP’s Second Loss

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The UAAP Women’s tournament provided two thrilling matches last Saturday, February 18, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Ateneo de Manila University won their second consecutive match in the UAAP Women’s Tournament after a thrilling 4-3 win over ten-man Far Eastern University.

Ateneo captain Camille Rodriguez netted a hat trick, scoring in the 27th, 76th, and 78th minutes to complete the turnaround over FEU, who led three times during the match.

“I’m very proud of my team,” said Rodriguez. “Much of our win is really because of our coaches. They really prepared for the game. They really thought (about) how we should play against FEU.”

Pamela Diaz scored the other Ateneo goal in the 19th minute. FEU had scored in the 13th minute from a Nina Catedrilla own goal, 20th minute, from a Jovelle Sudaria free kick, and in the 58th minute from a Bia Requerme effort. However, FEU had to finish the match with ten players after Kimberly Cupal was sent off for second motion in the 58th minute.

The win, according to Ateneo coach Jaypee Merida, was character defining. This was their first win over FEU after numerous attempts.

“I’m happy with the team’s performance,” said Merida. “We saw that the team can do well this season because of the dedication and mindset that the girls have shown (in the last two games).”

In the rematch of last season’s UAAP Women’s Final, De La Salle University dealt the University of the Philippines their second loss of the season after a tight 2-1 win in the evening game.

Kyra Dimaandal broke the deadlock at the stroke of half-time followed by a Kyla Inquig free kick in the 48th minute. BG Sta. Clara pulled one back for UP in the 55th minute.

La Salle coach Hans Peter Smit expressed his concern on his player’s performance after a lackluster second half in which UP almost equalized late in the match.

“They’re not playing the way they were supposed to,” said Smit. “This is our first game in almost three weeks and maybe they’re a little bit rusty.”

In the lone Men’s game, FEU defeated National University, 1-0. Audie Menzi scored the winner in the 49th minute after NU goalkeeper Hayeson Pepito failed to gather the ball properly.

Sunday’s UAAP matches will be held at the FEU-Diliman campus in Quezon City. La Salle face Adamson at 9:00 AM. Ateneo look to make it five wins in a row against the University of the East at 1:00 PM. UP and the University of Santo Tomas battle in last game at 3:00 PM. — CAL

UAAP Football: Ateneo, UST Victors in Women’s Opener; FEU Humbles Adamson in Men’s Action

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The UAAP Football Tournament continued yesterday, February 11, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium with Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas winning in the Women’s division while Far Eastern University got their second win in the Men’s division.

The Women’s tournament began with Ateneo stunning defending champions University of the Philippines with a 1-0 win in the first match.

Nona Amoncio struck a well taken free kick in the fifth minute to put the Lady Eagles ahead. The defending champions tried to find an equalizer but Ateneo’s stringent defense left UP reeling with frustration.

Ateneo coach JP Merida was impressed with the girls’ performance especially in the second half.

“We are happy that we got the first win,” said Merida. “The girls played well by their position in the first half, and our defense responded very well in the second half.”

In the second women’s fixture, UST willed their way to a 2-1 win over Far Eastern University. Second half goals from Hazel Lustan in the 56th minute and Charise Lemoran in the 61st minute saw the Lady Golden Booters with an opening day win. Jovelle Sudaria’s free kick in the 71st minute pulled one back for FEU.

The Morayta squad had a chance to draw level in the 90th minute after UST conceded a penalty following a handball offense. Sudaria had the opportunity to equalize in added time, but goalkeeper Nicole Reyes made the crucial save to keep the scores at 2-1.

UST coach Aging Rubio praised her team’s efforts in the win especially with how the players relied on each other on both sides of the pitch.

“Our efforts in training paid off,” said a relieved Rubio. “Everyone helped well to win the ball in defense and move forward in attack.”

The lone Men’s football match saw Far Eastern University run away with a 4-0 win over Adamson University to move up into second place in the standings. Forward Rico Andes fired a brace after scoring in the 39th and 67th minutes. Dominique Canonigo and skipper Val Jurao also found the back of the net for the Tamaraws.

The next UAAP matches will be held today, February 12 at RMS. De La Salle University battle the University of the East at 2:00 PM. National University and the University of the Philippines meet in the 4:00 PM match. UST and Ateneo will play in the 6:00 PM games. The Womens’s play next week February 18 with FEU and Ateneo at 2:00 PM and the rematch between last year’s finalists UP and La Salle at 6:00 PM — CAL

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UP, La Salle, Ateneo, and UST in UAAP Final Four

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There will be a new champion in the UAAP after the final day of the elimination round held last Thursday at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field.

The University of the Philippines eked out a 1-0 win over defending champions Far Eastern University in the first match. A Kyle Magdato strike at the stroke of half-time ended FEU’s hopes of a third straight championship. The win also confirmed UP as the number one team going into the semifinals with 30 points while FEU missed out on a final four spot with 24 points.

“We played a very good first half, we dictated the play, but in the second half, FEU started to put players up front but they did not pressure (goalkeeper Ace Villanueva),” said UP coach Anto Gonzales. “Towards the end, puso na lang, walang gustong bumitaw, they really wanted to finish the game strong.”

UP will meet University of Santo Tomas in the semifinals. UP won their last meeting with UST in the knockout stages, a 1-0 win in the Final four years ago.

The second match saw last year’s runners up De La Salle University defeat the University of Santo Tomas, 4-0, to claim the second seed.

A Gelo Diamante brace in the first and a goal each from Jhoguev Ybañez and Yoshiaru Koizumi put La Salle in second place with 29 points. UST finished the elimination round with 25 points, level with third-seed Ateneo de Manila but behind on goal difference.

“Everything was already moot and academic after the first game,” said La Salle coach Hans Peter Smit. “I told the boys we just have to play whatever we practiced.”

La Salle will face rivals Ateneo in the semifinals. La Salle won their last meeting with Ateneo in the semifinals, a 1-0 win last year.

Adamson and UE battled in a scoreless draw in the final game of the eliminations. Adamson finished in seventh with five points while UE are in last place with two points.

The UAAP Semifinals will be on April 28, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. UP and UST will play the first game at 2:00 PM while La Salle and Ateneo battle in the second game at 4:00 PM. — CAL

Rivalries Collide in UAAP Opening Day

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The UAAP football tournament makes a much-awaited return after almost a year of waiting. Previously held from November to February/March, the football tournament was moved in line of the change in the academic calendar of some of the participant universities.

Three games are scheduled for today at the McKinley Hill (formerly Emperador) Stadium in Taguig City.

Defending champions Far Eastern University begin their quest for a third straight title with a match against the University of the Philippines during the 1:00 PM game.

FEU will rue the loss of midfielder Arnel Amita due to injury but regulars Paolo Bugas and Eric Giganto are still with the squad to bolster the Tamaraws. UP, on the other hand, have dedicated this season to their fallen teammate, Rogie Maglinas, who passed away last February 2.

The first UAAP Women’s football match will also take place today as fierce rivals De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University battle it out at 4:00 PM. The last meeting between the two teams was in the PFF Women’s Cup last year with DLSU winning 1-0 from a Chelo Hodges goal very late in the match.

Following the Womens clash will be the Men’s division of La Salle and Ateneo at 7:00 PM. Last year’s runners up La Salle banked on Gelo Diamante’s 87th minute winner to defeat their bitter rivals Ateneo in the semifinals last season at Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The UAAP matches will be held every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Moro Lorenzo Football Field in Ateneo de Manila in Quezon City and the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig are the venues for the tournament. Match schedules are available on our calendar. — CAL

FEU Claim Second PFF Women’s Cup Title

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Far Eastern University successfully defended the PFF Women’s Cup after defeating De La Salle University, 2-1, in the Final on Sunday morning at the historic Rizal Memorial Stadium

In the match that resumed in the 32nd minute after torrential rains flooded the pitch last week, the Lady Tamaraws, who showed their championship poise against La Salle, scored in either half to reclaim the title they won last year.

Tournament Most Valuable Player and FEU skipper Alesa Dolino broke the deadlock seconds right after the restart. The defender found enough space from outside to send to the cross bar and in to the back of the net. The 13-minute first half ended in favor of FEU, 1-0.

Tournament top scorer Barbie Sobredo doubled FEU’s lead in the 66th minute. From the FEU counter, Jovelle Sudaria sent a delicate pass in to the path of Sobredo, who slotted the ball past La Salle keeper Inna Palacios.

La Salle was able to pull one back four minutes later. Angel Metillo sent her free kick from 30 yards out past FEU stopper Joy Chavez to give life to the Lady Booters.

The scores could have been level in the 72nd minute. Dolino tackled Kyra Dimaandal inside the box but referee Clifford Daypuyat called a goal kick instead of a penalty.

Sudaria and Sobredo came close to making it 3-1, but she was frustrated by Palacios in the 80th and 84th minutes.

La Salle substitute Meryll Ledesma had the golden opportunity to force a late equalizer in added time, but her chance from outside sailed wide. The match finished at 2-1 and handed FEU the title.

This is FEU’s fifth championship after winning the UAAP title three times and the PFF Women’s Cup twice. — CAL

FEU, DLSU Resume Battle in PFF Women’s Cup Final

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The Final of the PFF Women’s Cup between Far Eastern University and De La Salle University resumes this Sunday, September 27, 2015, 9 AM, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Both teams were neck and neck in the first 32 minutes of action last week. However, the match was abandoned because of torrential rain that left the Rizal Memorial pitch flooded.

FEU’s Rampant Title Defense

The defending PFF Women’s Cup champions started their campaign on the wrong foot this tournament. The Morayta based squad were defeated by Green Archers United FC, 1-0, in the opening match last August 9. FEU bounced back with two emphatic 4-0 wins over Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines-Y. The Let Dimzon coached squad finished Group A with nine points after a 3-1 win over Sikat FC.

In the semifinals, FEU continued their great form with a 3-0 win over the University of Santo Tomas to advance to the Final. FEU have scored a total of 14 goals this season backed by stellar performances from Barbie Sobredo (six goals) and Jovelle Sudaria (four goals).

DLSU’s Undefeated Campaign

FEU’s opponents will be the undefeated DLSU squad. The Lady Archers began their campaign blazing with a 6-1 win over Chelsea Soccer School Philippines. The Taft-based squad continued their run with a 1-0 win over University of the Philippines-X but drew 1-1 against UST. Their final match of the group stage was a 3-0 win over Lady Tamaraws FC to finish at the top of Group B with 10 points.

La Salle faced Ateneo in the semifinals. With the scores level heading into full-time, DLSU’s top scorer Chelo Hodges scored the winning goal in the 87th minute to send La Salle to the final with a 1-0 victory.

Kickoff for the PFF Women’s Cup final is at 9:00 AM and it will resume from the 32nd minute. Admission is free.

FEU, DLSU Clash in PFF Women’s Cup Final

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Far Eastern University and De La Salle University will face off in the PFF Women’s Cup Final after winning in their respective semifinal matches last Sunday at rain-drenched Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The defending Women’s Cup champions defeated University of Santo Tomas, 3-0, in the first game. Jovelle Sudaria put the Tamaraws ahead in the 13th minute with a chip over the goalkeeper.

Barbie Sobredo completed the rout with two goals in the second half. The first came from the penalty spot in the 48th minute, while the second came from a counter-attack just a minute later.

In the second match, La Salle edged bitter rivals Ateneo de Manila University, 1-0.

Both teams were neck and neck throughout the match with Ateneo dominating as extra time loomed. However, La Salle’s Chelo Hodges scored the winner three minutes before full-time to put the Taft-based squad thru to the Final.

The PFF Women’s Cup between FEU and DLSU will be at 4:00 PM next week, September 20, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. — CAL


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