USLS-Ceres in 31-0 blowout win vs. Bicol
In the more than 35 years of his coaching career, Freddie Lazarito has not seen the biggest blowout score by any football varsity team until Tuesday.
The University of St. La Salle – Ceres football team, a day after rampaging in a 14-0 rout of first-day opponent Northern Mindanao in the National PRISAA Games in Koronadal City, went on a bigger scoring spree, a 31-0 demolition of Bicol in their 8 a.m. match yesterday.
Coach Lazarito said he was after the goal-difference factor after Central Visayas, a selection of Cebu players led by San Jose – Recoletos standouts, went on a 22-0 binge in their match against the Bicolanos on Monday.
The USLS-Ceres-Western Visayas, with three reinforcements from UNO-Recoletos, Central Philippine University and Western Institute of Technology, will face the Cebuanos at 4:30 p.m. today for the No. 1 spot in their bracket.
The two teams are expected to face Davao and Calabarzon, which shocked the former with a 2-0 win in their match yesterday, in the crossover semifinals on Friday.
Lazarito said he finally agreed to have the game stopped with 10 minutes left in their 8 a.m. match.
The Stingers equalled their whole-game output on Monday in the first half 14-0 advantage over Bicol yesterday.
Assistant Coach Carlo Andrew Demegillo said the Western Visayas squad scoring machine was led anew by Jo Warren Bedia who added nine markers yesterday to his four goals on the first day.
USLS teammate Prince Hannesin Antonio has now seven markers in the tournament after his four goals yesterday.
With three goals each against the Bicolanos Ashli Pamilar, Recoletos player Luter Silava and Iloilo players Joshua Supena of CPU, who also had three goals on Monday, and WIT's Joshua Gatinao.
Kent Guevarra booted in twin goals.
Also scoring a point each for the Lasallians were Joshua Antonio Dutosme, Charles Ivan Barberan, Florence Agraviador and Arnel Marcellana.
I've never seen a scoring spree by any college team in my coaching career, Lazarito said.
The coach is eyeing a fourth consecutive National PRISAA title for USLS.
We hope that things will work out well, he said, adding that this year's squad is just as good and solid, if not better, than the previous teams he has mentored in the annual competition. * AVDC
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