Ateneo nips La Salle to barge into UAAP football finals
More News from Celest R. Flores
MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo nipped fierce rival La Salle, 4-3, in a thrilling penalty shootout to occupy the first finals slot in the UAAP season 75 men’s football tournament on Thursday.
With the shootout tied at 3-3, Jico Noel converted his kick to help the Blue Eagle Booters clinch their first finals appearance in five years.
Both teams failed to score after 120 minutes in regulation and extra time.
Nathan Alquiros broke the ice for La Salle in the penalty shootout before Ateneo evened things up at 1-1 as Val Calvo completed his attempt.
Gerald Layumas and Mikko Mabanag then exchanged points off penalty attempts for a 2-2 standoff, before Don Rabaya gave the Archers their last lead at 3-2.
Carlo Liay then forged a 3-3 deadlock before La Salle’s Patrick Deyto shot his attempt directly to Ateneo’s keeper.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94