Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


UAAP 85 MFB: La Salle, UP share spoil with goalless struggle

DE LA SALLE University and University of the Philippines battled to a scoreless stalemate to share points Thursday night in the UAAP Season 85 men’s football tournament at the UP Football Field.

The result left the Green Booters and the Fighting Maroons level at seven points, but the Diliman-based side remains in fourth via goal difference.

Coach Hans Smit was satisfied with the way De La Salle performed despite missing several chances for a breakthrough saying, “We went to the game plan. The boys played to the game plan. It is just the finishing, which has a lot to be desired of.”

The Green Booters are just hanging there.

After a 1-4 opening day loss to this season’s revelation, University of the East, De La Salle has picked up the pieces with back-to-back wins before the fighting draw against UP.

“Everybody is getting closer to each other. Competition in the men’s is really stacked up. Walang lamangan eh so whoever feels better. Whoever distributes the ball and the game plan,” said Smit.

“We came from a minus-two (goal difference). As long as we can keep up, I hope we can be in the top four,” he added.

De La Salle will wrap up its first round campaign against fabled rival Ateneo on Sunday.

Coach Anto Gonzales, meanwhile, was visibly disappointed with the result, as the Fighting Maroons were lacking to score a win.

#ReadMore  Shaq Delos Santos taking pressure in stride as new Women's Volleyball Team head coach
Written By

You May Also Like


FRANCK Anoh made things happen in De La Salle University’s two goals in a 2-1 victory over University of the East to remain on...


UNIVERSITY of the East avenged its close first-round defeat, fashioning a 4-1 rout to deal University of Santo Tomas its first defeat in the...


University of Santo Tomas averted another meltdown by clamping University of the Philippines down to fashion a stunning 12-6 upset for its breakthrough win...


Far Eastern University head coach Tina Salak had added motivation against De La Salle University on Wednesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena....


DE LA SALLE University stunned Far Eastern University in a thriller, 25-22, 25-27, 20-25, 25-21, 15-12, to move up to solo fourth in the...


De La Salle University opposite spiker Leila Cruz has suffered an ACL injury on her right knee, assistant coach Noel Orcullo bared on Wednesday...


De La Salle University showed its endgame poise in the first and third sets to dump Far Eastern University, 30-28, 25-12, 28-26, to stay...


University of Santo Tomas sent winless University of the East on the brink of elimination, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17, to return to the win column...