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Lady Booters eke out Ateneo

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The University of Santo Tomas Lady Booters conquered the Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles, 2-1, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Field Saturday.

Down 0-1 in the second half, Shelah Mae Cadag and Charissa Lemuran scored a couple of goals for the España-based squad at the 58th and 65th minute of the game, 2-1.

Ateneo’s Icee Calimbo attempted to end the game with a draw but her penalty kick went offside letting UST escape with a win.

UST now has a 1-1-0 win-loss-draw record as they notched their first victory of the season.

UST head coach Prescilla Rubio commended her players’ improvement in their mental toughness which led them to their win.

“Alam ko naman na kaya naming lumaban. Nahirapan lang kami paano ipanalo, nalilito lang pero at least nasimulan namin na lakasan yung loob para lang maka-score,” she said.

After both teams were held scoreless in the first canto, Ateneo drew first blood courtesy of a penalty kick by Maria Bernardo in the 49th minute.

UST will next face the De La Salle Green Archers on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the same venue.

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Lady Booters collapse against FEU in UAAP opener

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The University of Santo Tomas Lady Booters suffered a defeat against the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 1-3, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Field Saturday.

Up by 1-0 in the second half, FEU’s Jovelle Sudaria ended their drought by scoring back-to-back goals in the 66th and 88th minute to grab the lead, 2-1.

Brigette Kadil would seal the deal with her penalty kick with two minutes left in the game.

UST head coach Priscilla Rubio praised her players for their effort despite falling short in the second frame due to the team’s inexperience.

“Ngayon talaga yung totoong tournament and first time nilang maranasan yun na intense yung laro, so normal lang yung kabahan sila,” she said. “Kahit kinakabahan sila, ginawa nila yung best nila.”

UST’s Charisa Lemoran drew first blood for the Lady Booters, converting her penalty kick in the 16th minute during the first salvo.

The España-based squad sustained a loss in their opening game, falling to a 0-1-0 win-loss-draw record.

UST will next face the Ateneo de Manila University on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the same venue.

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