UAAP football: Santo Tomas, UP clobber foes
University of Santo Tomas routed 10-man Adamson University, 3-0, while University of the Philippines drubbed University of the East by the same score to share the lead Thursday in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Dexter Benecio netted a first-half brace while Steven Anotado assisted Marvin Bricenio’s fourth goal of the season in the 68th minute as the Growling Tigers maintained their clean sheet.
King Miyagi scored twice while JB Borlongan tallied his second goal for the season for the Fighting Maroons.
UST and UP are level with six points on top of the table.
Tigers coach Marjo Allado was delighted to see Anotado, who subbed in the 67th minute, return to the pitch after a two-year absence due to knee injury.
“Happy to see him (Anotado) again in the UAAP. Even if he didn’t score, at least, he had chances,” said Allado.
UP mentor Anto Gonzales lauded his troops for following up their 1-0 win over defending champion Ateneo last Sunday.
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