Courtesy of Cebu Daily News (http://www.inquirer.net/)
Sunday, October 19, 2008 issue
by Jonas Panerio, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor
The high school booters of Don Bosco College (DBC) once again reigned supreme as they came away with the championship in the Cesafi football tournament following their 3-0 demolition job of University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) yesterday at the University of San Carlos (USC) - Technological Center football field in Talamban.
With the tournament adopting the league type format, which means that the squad with the most number of points at the end of the tournament being declared the champion, the two went squads went at it for all the marbles in an exciting match pitting the competition's two best squads.
In the end, it was DBC that came away smelling like roses as it frustrated its opponents with its deft passing and ball control.
It was neck-to-neck in the game's first 38 minutes until Mike Limalima broke the drought with a penalty kick conversion in the 39th minute.
James Nacorda followed suit with a goal of his own 11 minutes later as he pieced the net with an attack from the right flank.
Finally, the nail in the coffin came from Christian Noel as his hard kick bounced off the hands of USPF's goalie and found its way into the back of the net in the 65th minute.
So dominant was DBC that they outshot USPF 17-1, had more free kicks 17-12, and had ball possession 80% of the time of the match, according to the statistics provided by tournament manager, Jonathan "Maxi" Maximo.
DBC took the title after amassing nine points off their three wins while USPF wound up in second, after tallying six points.
USC-North took third place after winning over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), 3-1, in the day's other match.