MANILA, Philippines - The Far Eastern U men’s team and Ateneo women’s squad defeated their respective foes on the opening day of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) football hostilities yesterday at the Ateneo Erenchun Field .
The Tamaraws ripped the Green booters, 3-0, with two goals coming from striker Jesus Meliza early in the 46th and 50th minute and Noli Chaves in the 87th.
After a scoreless first half, La Salle struggled with its defense in the second half, giving FEU scoring opportunities inside the box where Meliza scored two goals.
In the women’s match, host Ateneo bashed University of the Philippines, 2-0, behind impressive late goals from Anne Theresa Martin.(89th and 90+2 minute).
In men’s action, Ateneo and University of the East played to a scoreless draw.