Tuloy and Manila Digger continued their winning streaks, leading the league after additional fixtures were played last weekend in the PFF Women’s League.
De La Salle University and Kaya-Iloilo, meanwhile, also secured victories, earning three points each.
Teves shines as DLSU thrashes Azzurri
De La Salle University had a fantastic start to the tournament, led by the exceptional performance of Angelica Teves, who scored five goals that Azzurri couldn’t counter, falling 7-0.
“Gusto ko lang mailabas yung mismong laro ko. Siguro expectation ko sa self ay dapat may ma-i-ambag ako sa team every game sa kahit anong aspect,” the high-scorer remarked.
Teves scored throughout the match, finding the net in the 19th, 39th, 43rd, 54th, and 82nd minutes. Her teammate, Lara Regarde, added two goals in the second half, sealing the win for DLSU, who are still recovering from their UAAP championship loss two months ago.
“Siyempre sayang pero alam naman natin na gan’on talaga, hindi pwedeng palaging pabor sa atin ang panahon at pagkakataon. Lesson learned yung nangyari sa UAAP kaya now ginagawa namin best namin to boost our confidence din at mabalik yung high morale ko at ng team,” shared Teves.
Bandoja shines again as Tuloy thrashes Stallion Laguna
Tuloy continued its winning streak with a comfortable 6-1 victory over Stallion Laguna, securing the top spot with Isabella Bandoja once again delivering an outstanding performance.
Bandoja opened the scoring after just three minutes and completed a hat-trick in the 39th and 67th minutes. Her teammates caught her confidence, with three more goals scored. Arjhane Bolivar took advantage of a goalkeeper spill in the 16th minute, Lanie Ortillo scored on a breakaway in the 46th minute, and Demely Rollon scored a long-range screamer in the 90th minute.
“Hopefully, we can continue our winning streak. Most importantly, we are stronger and more confident as a team. We communicate more and understand each other’s strategies,” said Bandoja.
Stallion didn’t leave the match empty-handed, as Alyssa Ube scored a consolation goal due to a goalkeeper mistake.
Kaya defeats Nomads in debut
Kaya, one of the highly anticipated teams in last year’s PFF Women’s Cup, aimed to start this new campaign strong after finishing third in the previous season.
They faced a tough challenge against the formidable Nomads, struggling to dominate the match until late in the first half en route to a 4-0 victory.
Shelah Cadag broke the deadlock with a confident strike from outside the box after 39 minutes.
Cadag turned provider minutes later, setting up Irish Navaja to consolidate their lead at the far post. Second-half goals from Hazel Lustan (71st minute) and Rodina Martinez (82nd minute) secured the victory, pleasing the team captain.
“I believe that the players are determined to maintain a high level of performance in every match and compete with resilience, adaptability, and sportsmanship. Our expectations for this season revolve around winning the championship,” revealed Navaja.
Manila Digger blasts UP behind sub Kadil’s performance
Manila Digger continued to surprise by defeating another collegiate team, this time University of the Philippines, taking a 5-0 shutout.
UP suffered their second consecutive loss, finding themselves at the bottom of the table.
Both teams had a slow start, but it was substitute Jean Kadil who broke the deadlock and sparked Manila Digger’s offense. Her one-touch goal in the 26th minute was impressive, and she followed it up with a long-range golazo in the 51st minute.
“We are pushing our limits and showing them that even though we’re not from the UAAP, we can still give them a good game and compete with them. UST and UP are really talented and hardworking. We knew we would be left behind in a foot race, but when the team’s hearts unite, it’s a different story,” said Kadil, reflecting on her brace.
Kaye Ysola scored a seamless effort in the 35th minute, Maan Fornea displayed impeccable ball control before scoring in front of the goal in the 54th minute, and Sharei Cruz took advantage of a rookie goalkeeper’s mistake in the 85th minute, contributing to Manila Digger’s victory.
Tuloy – 6 pts (+12 GD)
Manila Digger – 6 pts (+6 GD)
DLSU – 3 pts (+7 GD)
Kaya – 3 pts (+4 GD)
FEU – 0 pt
UST – 0 pt (-1 GD)
Nomads – 0 pt (-4 GD)
Stallion Laguna – 0 pt (-5 GD)
Azzurri – 0 pt (-7 GD)
UP – 0 pt (-12 GD)
The PFF Women’s League continues next weekend at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona with Far Eastern University opening their campaign against Kaya on Saturday, July 8 at 4:00 p.m. followed by Azzurri seeking its first points against Manila Digger at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday, July 9, Nomads will be taking on University of the Philippines at 4:00 P.M. before the first UAAP matchup between De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas takes place at 6:30 p.m.
The games will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the PFF Women’s League.