by Mars G. Alison, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor
THE ONLY WOMEN'S collegiate football team in Cebu City, University of San Carlos (USC), will be heading to Dumaguete City to see action in the 15th Philippine University Games (UNIGAMES), which opens tomorrow and at the Silliman University campus.
Lamenting the lack of women's collegiate football tournament here in Cebu City, the USC girls football team will be seeing action against some of the best girls collegiate teams in the country.
The UNIGAMES is a national collegiate sports competition which started in 1996 at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.
It is participated by varsity athletes from private and government universities from all over the Philippines.
It features 12 sports disciplines namely athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, football, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball and beach volleyball.
With USC women's football team's initiative, CESAFI football tournament director Jonathan "Maxi" Maximo hopes other colleges and universities will follow suit and put up their own women's football team.
Maximo would have put up a women's division in the recently-concluded 2010 CESAFI Football Championships upon the approval of CESAFI commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy. However, the division fizzled out as only USC had a women's football team.
The team is comprised of goalkeeper Ceilo Perez; defenders Maritoni Trebol, Grace Carreon, Mitchella Muller, Joyce Maw, Kizza Fransisco, Milanei Bordalba, Keizha Muller, Allen Yap; midfielders Roseton Barinan, Monica Trebol, Sam Su, Renee Songalia, Angeli Ruete, Maricris Terado; and forwards Kim Arcenas and Alili Loi. It will be coached by Garry Panagsagan./CORRESPONDENT MARS G. ALISON