Sunday, December 16, 2007


Courtesy of THE FREEMAN Newspaper ( Caecent N. Mabsumbol, Staff Reporter
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

Defending champion University of San Carlos (USC) Green Booters sent a strong message to the rest that they are not yet done after they blanked the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), 5-0, to grab a final seat in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) football competition yesterday at the USC-TC Field.

Pomposo Atillo broke the ice of the match with nine minutes gone by in the game before Ryan Lim chipped in a goal for a 2-0 San Carlos lead at halftime.

In the final half, USC kept its relentless offensive despite Melvin Elle and Cliff Bacolod were both slapped with yellow cards.

Kyle Soriano found the back of the net at the 67th, then Lim completed a hat-trick at the 72nd and 78th to vault the Carolinians to the December 22 championship battle.

USC, thus, set up a title showdown with University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJ-R), which earlier booked a final ticket with a 2-0 drubbing of the University of Cebu (UC).

Both teams were scoreless in the first half, but Robert Mamac and Marvin Abelgas firing goals at the 50th and 65th minute.

USPF will now play UC for the third place honors. – Caecent No-ot Magsumbol

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