FEU solidifies hold of top spot after blanking UE

By Dugout Philippines

TAGUIG--Defending champion Far Eastern University overwhelmed University of the East, 3-0, to remain on top of the UAAP Season 78 men's football table on Sunday at the McKinley Hill Stadium.

Val Jurao scored twice (5th and 40th minute) while rookie Rico Andes nailed a 25th minute goal for the Tamaraws, who rose to 23 points.

In a late Saturday match, De La Salle needed two stoppage time goals to beat National University, 3-2, and arrest a two-match losing skid.

Greggy Yang scored the free kick for the clincher in the five-goal thriller, three minutes after Nicko Villacin found the back of the net from a Jose Montelibano assist for the equalizer.

Yang actually had a brace, entering the scoresheet in the 42nd minute for the Green Archers to level at 1-1.

De La Salle moved up to 20 points, three behind FEU, to boost its semis bid. Paolo Salenga and Nico Macapal were on target for the Bulldogs, who remained at 15 points.

Ateneo leveled with University of Santo Tomas at 18 points, following a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Growling Tigers.

Emilio Acosta scored twice while Xavier Alcuaz and Julian Roxas had one goal apiece for the Blue Eagles, who got two assists from set piece specialist Mikko Mabanag and rookie Jarvey Gayoso.

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