The University of St. La Salle Under 13 football team again foiled the championship bid of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos when it prevailed in the quarterfinals penalty shootout, 8-7, after a 3-all regulation to land in the semifinals of the U13 division of the Dynamic Football League Tournament at the Panaad pitch, Saturday.
In a match reminiscent of last year's final, USLS and UNO-R found themselves in a deadlock after regulation, prompting for a penalty shootout where the La Sallians withstood the pressure to clinch the win.
Records show Matthew Maramba of USLS breaking the ice in the 2 nd minute but UNO-R managed to equalize five minutes later, courtesy of Edrian Mayuga.
The UNO-Rians had their second goal delivered in the 12 th minute by Mark Cantos to stay ahead, 2-1.
La Salle then tied the score at 2-2 with a goal from Chyle Miraflores in the 21 st minute to end the first half in a deadlock.
Rowel Hautea made it 3-2 in favor of UNO-R in the 42 nd minute but Ryan Locsin saved USLS from being eliminated with his timely marker in the 50 th minute for a 3-all scored at regulation.
Locsin scored two more goals in the shootout along with teammate Yuri Akol, while Jose Maria Cajili, Ralph Castro, Antonio Angel Hom, and Miraflores had one each.
Mayuga scored another goal for UNO-R in the shootout while Christian Rufin had two and Jefferson Tolimao, Rey Javelona, John Michael Hugo, and Yusen Valencia, one goal each.
It was virtually a shutout for all Group A teams in the quarterfinals as the three other squads pitted against their rivals in Group B lost their campaigns.
Erstwhile undefeated Group A leader Andres Bonifacio Elementary School buckled to the pressure and bowed to Group B's No. 4 team, A. Mabini Elementary School in a 5-2 upset win.
Audrei Victor Mapa and Robert Dale Canada scored for ABES, while Joseph Ciocon had three goals and Johnsent Raul Catoto added two for Mabini.
Group B No. 1 team Don Bosco Technical Institute lived up to its billing with a 5-0 win against Group A No. 4 St. John's Institute, while Trinity Christian School (No. 2 in Group B) also blanked St. Scholastica's Academy (No. 3 Group A), 5-0.*NAB
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