Sunday, October 26, 2008


Courtesy of The Freeman Newspaper (
Sunday, October 26, 2008 issue
by Caecent No-ot Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor

The University of San Carlos (USC) beat the University of Southern Philippine Foundation (USPF) 2-1 yesterday in college division of the 2008 CESAFI football tournament at their own turf.

The win put USC on top of the leader board, dislodging erstwhile leader USPF.

In the other game, the University of Cebu (UC) and defending champion University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) fought to a 2-2 draw.

Maurice Chebasa scored USC’s first goal in 3rd minute of the first half.

Action got physical after that as Chebasa received a yellow card while USPF’s Bernard Rotich and Edgar Galacio received warnings.

USPF leveled the count 1-1 in the 37th minute after a Valentine Ragasajo goal.

The game got more physical in the second half as both teams tried to score the marginal point.

Kyle Vincent Soriano managed to sneak in a goal for USC in the 68th minute.

The win puts USC on top of standing with a spotless 3-0 card or equivalent to 10 points. USPF slid to the second spot with 1-1-0 card for nine points.

The second game of the day was a slambang affair.

USJ-R was leading 1-0 at the half after a goal from Paul Nino dela Victoria. A few minutes into the second half, Robert Mamac found the net for 2-0 lead.

UC, however, refused to give up and equalized late in the game with goals from Julius Jumao and Rodney Gandionco in the 85th and 88th minute, respectively.

The draw pulled USJ-R to third with a 1-1-2 record that is good for five points. UC, with a 0-2-2 mark, has two points.

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