Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Cheska Erfe-Mejia0
Green Booters bow to the UP Fighting Maroons
The De La Salle Green Booters failed to defeat the UP Fighting Maroons, 0-2, in the UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football Tournament yesterday at FEU Diliman Football Field.
At the start of the match, the UP Fighting Maroons showed that they were eager to score early on. Despite their strategy, Raphael De Guzman, last season’s Best Goalkeeper, denied their efforts with quick thinking.
A crucial error from Nathan Alcantara gave UP’s Saavedra a goal off a penalty kick in the 27th minute of the game. Nicholas Villacin substituted for Matthew Custodio towards the end of the first half. Villacin’s momentum was spoiled by UP’s goalkeeper.
La Salle’s rookie, John Logarta, denied the attempt UP made during the 78th minute.
However, with nine minutes left in regulation, Tacordon gives the UP Fighting Maroons a goal to secure the victory, 0-2.