UP climbs to top of UAAP football ladder
University of the Philippines ran rampant against 10-man University of Santo Tomas to win, 4-0, and top the ladder of the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament Sunday Far Eastern University-Diliman.
Fidel Tacardon netted in the 39th minute for the Fighting Maroons and JB Borlongan scored his seventh goal of the season off an assist from John Abraham to give the Fighting Maroons a 2-0 lead in the first half stoppage time.
Karl Bugayong then upped UP’s lead to 3-0 after netting home Tacardon’s pass before Christian Lapas scored from the spot for the Fighting Maroons’ final goal.
UP now has 20 points as it took advantage of defending champion Ateneo’s draw with De La Salle.
The Blue Booters settled for second place with 19 points while the Green Booters are in a fifth place tie with National University with 13 points.
UST is at fourth with 14 points.
Lawrence Colina finished with a hat trick in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 romp of winless Adamson University.
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