Courtesy of Sun Star Newspaper (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/)
Saturday, November 01, 2003 issue
by Rommel C. Manlosa, Staff Writer
DON Bosco Missionary Seminary pulled off a surprise 1-0 win win over the highly touted University of the Visayas-Compostela in the 20th Coke-Go-for-Goal Under-16 tournament held at the University of San Carlos Technological Center pitch in Talamban.
While the eight-player University of San Carlos-Boys School was able to offset its lack of manpower to draw with Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion-Mandaue, 1-1, in the other game last Sunday.
Sweeper Hans Calzada caught the defense of the Bro. Rosmon Valenciano-mentored UV 11 as he found the back of the net just eight minutes after the starting whistle. The Bosconians then played excellent defense to frustrate the offense of the Visayanians until the final minute of the game.
The Bosconians are now poised to take away the semifinal seat from UV as they tied their prey at second place with a 1-1 win-loss record each.
It was an unfortunate conclusion for UV-Compostela, which earlier defeated Cebu City National Science High School, 3-1.
Meanwhile, the eight-player USC-BS squad of coach Orlando Salera opened the game with a goal from Lubianan on the third minute and were poised to take the victory away from CIC-Mandaue, which struggled to break the defense of the Carolinians before Ceniza found the back of the neat on the 90th minute, just a shade before the final whistle.
It was a tough defensive stance displayed by USC-BS, which missed the services of three players, going toe-to-toe with CIC-M before succumbing to a draw in the final minute of the game.
USC-BS lags at third place in Group A and could take away the second spot if it wins over the inexperienced USJ-R squad.
Cebu elimination champions Don Bosco Technical Center is favored to get another trip to the Visayas finals in December following a 9-0 victory over USJ-R in a Group A match.