Don Bosco nips Ateneo in battle of unbeaten teams

By: Glendale G. Rosal October 08,2016 - 09:50 PM
MAD SCRAMBLE. Gicxel Booc (4) of the Don Bosco Technological Center tries to deffend the ball from three SHS-Ateneo de Cebu players during their CESAFI secondary football match at the Cebu City Sports Center field. Don Bosco won, 1-0 to keep its unbeaten mark.  (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

MAD SCRAMBLE. Gicxel Booc (4) of the Don Bosco Technological Center tries to deffend the ball from three SHS-Ateneo de Cebu players during their CESAFI secondary football match at the Cebu City Sports Center field. Don Bosco won, 1-0 to keep its unbeaten mark.
(CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Gyle Ventolero’s early goal was all Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) needed yesterday to beat fierce rival, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), and remain unbeaten in the secondary division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) football tournament.

Ventolero nailed his game-winning goal in the fourth minute of the opening half as the defending champion Bosconians recorded their third straight win yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC).

DBTC’s stellar defensive lockdown also played a key role in the crucial victory as it helped hand the Magis Eagles their first loss of the tournament.

SHS-AdC now has a single win, a draw and a loss.

In the other secondary division match, the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) hit another brick wall after losing to University of Southern Philippines-Foundation (USP-F), 0-15. USP-F improved its record to two wins and a draw while USJ-R suffered its third straight loss in the tournament.

Today’s secondary schedule pit DBTC against USP-F in the first match at 8 a.m. to be followed by the USC-BED vs. SHS-AdC battle.

Meanwhile, in the collegiate division, the University of San Carlos (USC) defeated USJ-R, 4-1, to improve its record to two wins and a single draw.

JM Kwan initiated USC’s scoring spree when he found the back of the net in the fourth minute while Mark Niñolas made it, 2-0 with his 20th minute goal. Paolo Saguin made it 3-0 for USC when he scored in the 30th minute.

Sean Carlos Broce cut USJ-R’s deficit to just two goals when he scored 36th minute. However, USC reclaimed its three-point cushion on Herson Caseres’ late goal in the 77th minute to seal USC’s big win.

USJ-R now has a single win along with two losses and a draw.

Today’s afternoon collegiate schedule pit defending champion University of Cebu (UC) against University of the Visayas (UV) and USP-F versus USC.

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