Sunday, October 05, 2008


Courtesy of Sun Star Newspaper (
Sunday, October 5, 2008 issue
by Edri K. Aznar, Correspondent
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

FORMER Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. champion University of San Carlos proved it is still a force to be reckoned with as it triumphed over the University of Cebu, 4-2, in the opening day of the Cesafi football tournament yesterday at the USC-TC football field.

The USC squad wasted no time on the offensive end as they scored a quick goal from Renan Vincent Gustillo in the first minute for the 1-0 advantage.

At the 16th minute mark Kyle Soriano added another goal for USC as he scored a well timed header that stunned the USC goalkeeper.

Patrick Philip Uno made it 3-0 off another header from a corner kick for a commanding 3-0 lead.

In the second half UC finally hit the net following a strike by Rodney Gandionco from point blank range to cut down the lead, 3-1.

UC was more effective offensively in the second half but their strikers failed to take advantages of their chances and hit the goal post twice.

However, USC’s Eldon Ensomo answered UC’s goal with a long shot near the center of the field in the 84th minute for the comfortable 4-1 advantage before Julius Jumao-as then scored on a header in the waning minutes of the game.

On the other hand, the most awaited match up between the defending champions the University of San Jose-Recoletos and last season’s only undefeated squad University of the Visayas ended in a 0-0 draw.

In the high school division, University of Southern Philippines routed USJ-R, 9-0.

Jephunneh Pelanio led USPF with a hat trick scoring in the 12th, 28th and 53rd minutes, while Paolo Lapasaran added two goals.

Lopito Tumulak, Joed Bulotano, Joel Mhersayre and John Rey Dacalos contributed a goal apiece.

In the other high school game, Don Bosco Technology Center crushed USC-NC, 6-0.

Miko Joseph Limalima, Angelico Ramirez, Andrew Tabar, Ropert Guilon, Frenx Tarongoy and Peter Ricamora scored a goal each for DBTC.

Next week, USC will gun for its second win against newcomer Cebu Doctor’s University, while UC will face UV and USJ-R takes on the University of Southern Philippines Foundation. EKA

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