Wednesday, June 04, 2008

SRFC Girls rule Bacolod Uriarte Cup

THE San Roque Football Club Girls 17-team overcame some sloppy work in a penalty shootout to rule the 4th Gus Uriarte Memorial Football Festival in Bacolod City last weekend.

Coached by Eleazer Toledo, the 12-girl team finished unscathed in the elimination round before facing San Carlos City in the semifinals.

The team, bannered by Monica and Maritoni Trebol, Renee Songalia, Jackie Ting, Elsie Ann Juezan, Angeli Ruete, KC Catarenen, Shandra Gail Colina, Cheska Jane Toledo, Ayana Gaitera, Maricris Tira–do and Aleli Mejias, found itself trailing 1-0 in the first eight minutes.

Ting equalized a few minutes after an impressive first touch allowed her to redirect Songalia’s cross to force the extension. After a scoreless extension, the match went to shootout and San Roque seemed headed to an early exit as Ruete’s brilliance between the posts was matched by futility

by Songalia, Mari–toni and Juezan, who all missed their penalties.
In the sudden-death shootout, Monica, who earned the MVP, converted her spot kick for the winning goal and arranged a championship with University of St. La Salle.

Juezan redeemed herself in the final after scoring the winning goal just four minutes into the game for the title.

Earlier in the elimination round, San Roque drew with La Salle, 1-1; blasted SSB Foundation 4-0; blanked Taytung, 2-0; and sneaked past Domingo Lacson, 1-0.

Meanwhile, national team skipper Emilio Caligdong lead West Negros A to the Men’s Open crown over West Negros B, while San Car–los FC won the Women’s Open

The event was organized by the USLS Varsity and Alumni football team headed by Rani Teresa Alisan and Daisy Jane Dayon.

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