Courtesy of THE FREEMAN Newspaper (www.philstar.com)December 30, 2007 Sunday issue
By Marigold P. Lebumfacil, Correspondent
Manny V. Villaruel, Sports Editor
The Sacred Heart School-Hijas De Jesus Senior Girls Team bagged the Girls-17 title in the 1st Patid sa TC Football Festival recently at the University of San Carlos- Technological Center field in Brgy. Talamban, this city.
The SHS-HJ belles did not concede a single goal in sweeping all their three games in the elimination round. They beat SHS-Jesuit, 1-0, and then pummeled Little Angels Montessori School (LAMS) 12-0, courtesy of the three goals each from Bea Maximo and Jackie Ting, two goals from Erika Casas and one goal each from Banban Yu, Mara Dado, Maris Ting and Lea-Ann Calejesan.
The SHS-HJ Seniors sustained their sizzling run by whipping sister-team SHS-HJ, 2-0. Banban Yu and Maris Ting delivered the winning goals.
SHS-HJ, behind the heroics of Banban Yu and Erika Casa, then thumped San Roque FC, 2-0, in the final to clinch the championship.
For topping Group A with a clean 3-0 slate, SHS-HJ Seniors also advanced into the women’s open, but lost to the Bulwarks via penalty shootout, 2-0. Bulwarks is composed of former varsity players who are now employed with different companies.
The SHS-Hijas Seniors are composed of Gail Oliamot, Bea Maximo, Erika Casas, Banban Yu, Jackie Ting, Lea-Ann Calejesan, Nicole Chanlim, Regine Lim, Mara Dado, Maris Ting, Karina Hilado and Monica Lee. Their coach is Dom Villamor assisted by Richard Canedo and Chris Escudero.
Interestingly, the SHS-HJ Seniors had already established several records including back-to-back titles in the San Roque Football Festival (2006 and 2007), championship in this year’s Milo Little Olympics Visayas, and first runner-up honors in the 2006 Mizuno Football Festival.