LSGH nails 10th straight NCAA Jr. football title
MANILA, Philippines — La Salle Green Hills-College of St. Benilde fashioned out a dramatic 2-0 win over San Beda recently to complete an unprecedented 10 consecutive junior football title in the NCAA Season ’87 at the PhilSports turf in Pasig City.
Rookie Mathew Custodio struck in the 13th minute and Best Striker Anton Celdran doubled the lead for LSGH after a free kick from just outside the box in the 37th.
San Beda came back hard but the Blazers’ defense, built around co-captains Joaquin Atayde and Eugene De Chavez, and Best Defender Julito Asparen and goalkeeper Enrico Barcia frustrated the Red Cubs’ offense.
Team skipper and MVP Jeune Custodio III kept order in the LSGH midfield in the first half until he was carried out on a stretcher with a knee injury after a collision.
The other awardees in the junior division were Ronilio Bayan Jr. of Arellano University (Best Goalkeeper), Roberto Plopinio of SBC (Best Midfielder) and Edienzel Mark Vilizano of Perpetual Help (Best Scorer). The Fair Play Award went to LSGH.
The Red Lions retained their seniors crown after sweeping the first and second rounds.