2017 UniGames, USLS Reclaim Title in UniGames Men’s Football
The University of St. La Salle Stingers survived the tough challenge from National University Bulldogs on a shootout, 4-3 to reclaim the UniGames men’s football title recently at the Silliman University football field in Dumaguete City.
With both teams settled for a scoreless draw after the regulation and extension period, they went into the penalty shootout.
But, of the first 5 kickers, both teams remained even at 3-all with USLS scoring behind Charles Ivan Barberan, Rio Ian Perez and Elimona Usman while Regie Cisneros and Tristan Kit Robles’ attempts were saved by the NU keeper.
NU’s 6th kicker took the first attempt but was saved by USLS’ keeper John Mark Jamelo as Charles Dabao sealed the win.
For USLS multi-titled head coach Norman Fegidero, it was a well-deserved win for the team after missing last year’s UniGames. “It’s also a good exposure for my players especially that the NOPSSCEA tournament starts in two-week time,” he added.
Meanwhile, in basketball, Rizal Technological University dominated both the men and women’s divisions.
STI-West Negros University and Hercor College of Capiz settled for 1st and 2nd runners-up in the men’s division, respectively, while Negros Oriental State University and SU finished the 2-3 ranks apiece.
In beach volleyball, RTU and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos ruled the men and women’s divisions, respectively, while the University of Sto. Tomas captured the crowns of both men and women’s volleyball and athletics events.
RTU also won the sepak takraw event followed by St. Louis University and SU.*