UN­SCATHED

Univer­sity of Santo To­mas (UST) B, Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Women’s Foot­ball Team (UPWFT) X con­tinue win­ning streaks in 4th Pi­nay in Ac­tion (PIA) Cup

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP SPORTS - BY MAR­I­ANNE S. ABALAYAN / Ed­i­tor

The Univer­sity of Santo To­mas (UST) B and Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Women’s Foot­ball Team (UPWFT) X kept their un­beaten slates on Day 2 of the 4th Pi­nay in Ac­tion (PIA) Cup at the Tionko field, Barangay 76-A as of yes­ter­day noon­time.

UST-B thrashed Lianga Foot­ball Club With­out a Pitch of Suri­gao del Sur, 13-0, to im­prove to a 3-0-0, win-draw-loss record in group 3.

UPWFT-X crushed Bel­las Chikaz of Ki­da­pawan City, 100, to also lead Group 1 on the same note with 3-0-0 card.

The boot­fest for­mally opened yes­ter­day with PIA founder Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano and South Davao Re­gional Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (SDRFA) of­fi­cial Edgar Te lead­ing the cer­e­mo­nial kick.

Cayetano, in her mes­sage, urged par­tic­i­pants of the 15 teams en­tered in the league to al­ways leave a good im­pres­sion.

“Wher­ever you are on field or out­side or in school, some­one is watch­ing you, wait­ing for her dream to evolve. You could that be role model for that lit­tle girl or lit­tle boy,” she said.

She also en­cour­aged them, say­ing that when she was a vol­ley­ball player for UP, there were no spec­ta­tors in their matches but the sport has be­come so pop­u­lar now.

“It’s nice if there’s a lot of peo­ple, but if there’s none, you play for your­self. There might be one out there in­spired by the way you play

what­ever it is be, the best that you can be

on the pitch and out,” she added.

Cayetano, in a me­dia in­ter- view, said she pushes for a lot of sports since she be­lieves that kids have their dif­fer­ent in­ter­ests but she pri­or­i­tizes foot­ball as it does not re­quire height.

“A lot of ex­perts say that the Filipino physique is re­ally made to ex­cel in foot­ball that’s why it would be good to ex­pose kids to foot­ball at a young age,” she said.

Mean­while, CR7 Food Truck of Davao City grabbed its sec­ond win by beat­ing FC 95 Ili­gan Ladies, 3-0, in Group 3 even as PCT Medvil FC over­came Sky War­riors FC of Maco, Com­postela Val­ley, 6-1, in Group 1.

UPWT-Y sub­dued Ti­ago FC of Dap­i­tan, 3-0, while UST A clob­bered Bali­wasan-Red­co­rals United FC, 4-1.

Group elim­i­na­tion games were still on­go­ing as of yes­ter­day af­ter­noon to de­ter­mine which teams will ad­vance to the quar­ter­fi­nals, semi­fi­nals and cham­pi­onship set to­day.

SUNS­TAR FOTO / MACKY LIM

HEADER. A Univer­sity of the Philip­pines Women’s Foot­ball Team (UPWFT)-Y player hits a header dur­ing a 4th Pi­nay in Ac­tion (PIA) Cup game against Ti­ago Foot­ball Club of Dap­i­tan at Tionko field in Davao City yes­ter­day.

SUNS­TAR FOTO / MACKY LIM

CER­E­MO­NIAL KICK. Taguig City Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Pia Cayetano and South Davao Re­gional Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (SDRFA) of­fi­cial Edgar Te lead the cer­e­mo­nial kick of the 4th Pi­nay in Ac­tion (PIA) tour­na­ment at Tionko field in Davao City yes­ter­day.

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