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#PFFWomensCup FEU vs DLSU and Awarding Ceremonies, September 27, 2015

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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.

#PFFWomensCup UST 3-4 Ateneo, September 20, 2015

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Ateneo Claw UST, Snatch Third Place

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The Ateneo de Manila University battled through a bevy of setbacks to defeat the University of Santo Tomas, 4-3, and clinch third place in the PFF Women’s Cup last Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Camille Rodriguez’ 87th minute winner lifted a wounded Ateneo side that weathered the loss of goalkeepers Mariane Caparros and Kitkat Montelibano due to injuries. Both keepers were subbed out in the first half. Additionally, team manager Gely Tiu led the side in the absence of Coach Bob Manlulo.

UST came close to scoring in the opening five minutes. The Lady Booters had two chances on goal but were denied by the cross bar. The missed chances from the Lady Booters resulted in Ateneo drawing first blood in the sixth minute.

Rodriguez sent a free kick into the UST box for Pamela Diaz. The unmarked forward then sent a header past UST goalkeeper Nicole Reyes for the opening goal. There was a bit of confusion about the opening goal as defender Marielle Eusebio appeared to have cleared the ball off the line, but referee Analie Martinez ruled it as a goal.

Then, concerns mounted for Ateneo. Caparros took a knock on her left foot following a UST attack. Montelibano had to come in to replace the injured starting goalkeeper.

The change allowed UST to score the equalizer in the 27th minute before Ateneo could settle down. UST’s Daryl Mendoza broke free in the Ateneo box but her effort was denied by Annika Ong. Fortunately for UST, Charisa Lemoran was there to convert the rebound and level the match.

Ateneo’s woes continued before half-time as Montelibano also went down with an injury. With no more goalkeepers available, Tiu sent field player Kimberlee Jimenez on as goalkeeper. The first half ended with the score level at 1-1.

UST went ahead two minutes right after the restart. Ann Cabrera was unable to control a cross and turned it past Jimenez for an own goal. UST went on the offensive to finish off the Lady Eagles but were left frustrated by Ateneo’s defense.

The last fifteen minutes were a cardiac finish. Substitute Martie Bautista forced a second equalizer in the 77th minute. The midfielder was through on goal but she was denied by Reyes. However, Bautista was able to regain the ball and slotted it in towards an open goal.

Another substitute, Tessa Bernardo, put Ateneo ahead in the 82nd minute. The unmarked winger sent a low left-footed shot towards the post that crept past Reyes. However, UST was not done and Jennizel Cabalan found another equalizer three minutes later. The match looked to go on for 30 more minutes.

The match was decided in the 87th minute from another set piece. Ong sent her free kick to Rodriguez, who headed it into the goal and hand Ateneo third place in the tournament.

Tiu found it hard to believe the result that they pulled off against one of their rivals in the UAAP.

“I’m glad we were able to bounce back,” said Tiu, who herself was the number one goalkeeper during her UAAP stint. “This was our last game in the tournament and we wanted to play with all heart.”

The Final of the PFF Women’s Cup between defending champions Far Eastern University and De La Salle University was called off due to the torrential rain and thunderstorms. The pitch was unplayable even after an hour. The match will be rescheduled to this following Sunday and will start from the 32nd minute; the score was still nil-nil. Exact kick off time will be announced during the week. — CAL

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

Semifinal Spots Up for Grabs in PFF Women’s Cup

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The race for semifinals spots intensified in last Sunday’s PFF Women’s Invitational Cup fixtures at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University both accomplished come from behind victories in the morning fixtures. The afternoon fixtures saw both Green Archers United and De La Salle University defeat their opponents with identical 3-0 wins.

In a positive move by the organizers, Alberto Honasan and Ariel Serrantes were named match commissioners for the day. Honasan handled the morning fixtures while Serrantes took over in the afternoon fixtures. The pair replaced Aging Rubio, who coached UST in Sunday’s first match.

UST dusted off their poor start to win 3-1 over University of the Philippines-X in the 8 AM kick off. Mary Rose Obra handed UP-X the lead in the 12th minute. However, UST took the lead at the end of the half when Nina Acuñas scored with a chipped effort in the 25th minute. Charisa Lemoran made it 2-1 just five minutes later. Chandra Solite added an insurance goal in the 64th minute to claim the win for UST.

In the second match, Ateneo rallied in the second half to defeat Sikat FC, 2-1. Lea Tanton put Sikat ahead from a free kick in the 16th minute. But Teresa Bernardo equalized in the 53rd minute off the counter and Martie Bautista completed the comeback with the go-ahead goal in the 74th minute from a counter-attack.

Green Archers United forward Marianne Narciso fired a hat-trick to lift her team past UP-Y in the 2 PM game. Narciso caught UP goalkeeper Maria Wong off her line three times and found the back of the net in the 17th, 22nd, and 26th minutes.

DLSU edged Lady Tamaraws FC in the day’s last match. Kyra Dimaandal (39′), Meryll Ledesma (56′), and Chelo Hodges (79′) all found the back of the net for the Taft-based side. La Salle’s Irish Navaja provided the assists for all three goals.

The final week of the PFF Women’s Invitational Cup Group Stage is scheduled on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Venue will be announced within the week. — CAL

PFF Women’s Cup Day Four, August 23, 2015

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Spotty Officiating Mars PFF Women’s Cup Day 4

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It was an eventful fourth day at the PFF Women’s Invitational Cup on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The four-match day saw a draw between Green Archers United FC and Sikat FC and between de La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas, as well as wins by Far Eastern University and Chelsea Ladies FC over University of the Philippines-Y and Lady Tamaraws FC, respectively.

Officiating took centerstage in the dying seconds of the match between the Archers and Sikat.

The game was at a stalemate after goals from the Archers’ Leah Cruz (64’) and Sikat’s Natasha Alquiros (70’). In the third and last minute of added time, Sikat’s Angelica Martinez fumbled a clearance and made an own goal off a Marianne Narciso attempt. Referee Linjun Talaver signalled for a goal, at about the same time, linesman Cherry Mae Bernabe raised her flag for a foul but then hurriedly put it down. The Sikat players on the pitch were up in arms demanding that the foul be called when Talaver suddenly signalled that the goal was rescinded. He called for a free kick and then blew the final whistle right after.

The match officially ended at 1-1 but the Archers are putting the match under protest.

La Salle and UST took to the pitch next. It was a feisty match from the start as the two UAAP teams fought hard to win. La Salle was able to find the first goal after a scramble in front of the UST goal in the 39th minute — the goal was credited to Nicole Arielle Andaya. UST, whose defense was superior through most of the match, equalised a minute into added time at the end of the match courtesy of a Charisa Marie Lemoran goal.

Match Commissioner Aging Rubio was in the stands clearly celebrating the UST goal and even shouting some directives at the team right after the equaliser. She also joined the team for hugs and photos after the handshakes for both teams.

UAAP champions FEU walloped UP-Y, 4-0, in the third match of the day. FEU, who are also the defending champions of the Cup, banked on goals from Alesa Dolino (7’), Jovelle Sudaria (20’, 21’), and Ina Araneta (83’).

In Sunday’s final match, Chelsea Ladies FC overwhelmed Lady Tamaraws FC, 3-1. Chelsea saw goals from Mara Kristia Sabanal (28’), and Sheen Nicole Ramores (45+2’, 70’). Zhyrelle Lou Beluga got one back for the Lady Tams (70’).

In a strange incident, the referee did not show a card or warn the Lady Tams after their player, whose attempt was thwarted by the Chelsea keeper, jawed with the keeper and then kicked the ball into the goal before the goal kick. Chelsea’s keeper and a defender pointed at the player but the referee just waved them off.

The PFF Women’s Invitational Cup’s next scheduled play date is on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Venue will be announced within the week.

UST, DLSU On the Mark in Friday’s PFF Women’s Cup Action

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The University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University won their games in the PFF Women’s Cup last Friday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Both teams posted identical 1-0 victories against their respective opponents.

Trixia Jalbuena handed UST their first win in the PFF Women’s Cup over Lady Tamaraws. The forward scored in the 53rd minute against the run of play, capitalizing on a Lady Tamaraws defensive blunder.

UST could have extended their lead in the 61st minute but the Lady Tamaraws defense held. After the match, Women’s Cup Match Commissioner Aging Rubio was seen celebrating with the UST bench. Rubio played for UST in the UAAP in the past.

In the second game, DLSU made it two wins in a row with a 1-0 win over the University of the Philippines – X.

Chelo Hodges scored for DLSU in the 42nd minute. Angel Metillo found Kyra Dimaandal inside the box and the forward found Hodges free in the middle. She slotted the ball in for La Salle’s only goal.

UP-X’s Kali Huff returned from her one-game suspension, and entered the match in the second half. The winger was influential in UP’s fight back, but they failed to find the equalizer.

DLSU are now on top of Group B with six points. UST are in second with three points, while UP-X are in third with 2 points. Chelsea SS FC and the Lady Tamaraws are level with one point at the bottom of the table.

The PFF Women’s Cup continues this Sunday, August 23, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Green Archers United will look to make it two wins in a row when they face Sikat FC at 8:00 AM, while DLSU faces UST at 10:00 AM. Far Eastern University and UP-Y battle at the 2:00 PM match, finally followed by Chelsea and Lady Tamaraws in the final game scheduled at 4:00 PM. Admission is free. — CAL


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