Monday, October 20, 2008


Courtesy of Sun Star Newspaper (
Monday, October 20, 2008 issue
by Edri K. Aznar, Staff Reporter
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

EVEN with the absence three of its key players, the University of the Visayas still managed to fight to a draw against the No. 2 team University of San Carlos in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. football last Saturday at the USC-Technology Center pitch.

UV was without team captain Frederick Alazas, playmaker Julius Acre and talented striker Junard Aguilar because they were suspended for one game after acquiring their second yellow cards.

USC striker Kyle Vincent Soriano drew first blood with a strike at the 25th minute for the 1-0 lead.

However, UV, the first team to snap the University of San Jose-Recoletos’ four-year reign, managed to find an equalizer due to the effort of midfielder John Sulib capping his first goal of the tournament.

With this draw USC still remains in second place, behind University of Southern Philippines-Foundation with seven points in three games, while UV slipped from third to fourth with three points also in three games.

Both teams shared possession of the ball equally, however, UV had a better look at the goal with 12 of its 15 shots hitting the target while USC only had seven of its 16 shots on target.

Meanwhile, Cebu Doctors University suffered another beating as it was trampled by the defending champions University of San Jose-Recoletos, 11-0.

Things started badly for CDU as midfielder Patrick Grandl opened the scoring with an own goal in the 12th minute and then USJ-R followed up with a barrage of goals.

Earl Yagao, Adrianne Mejaran and Robert Mamac lead the scorers with two goals each while Paul Dela Victoria, Jonathan Jamili, Russel Layumas and Eduardo Buglosa had a goal apiece.

USJ-R overtook UV at third place with four points while CDU is still at the bottom with zero.

Next Saturday, USC will be facing the undefeated and No. 1 team USP-F,while UV will have an easy time as they will be up against the winless Cebu Doctors’ College.

Fifth-ranked University of Cebu, which has one point in three games, will take on USJ-R. (EKA)

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