ROOKIE Xavier Alcuaz and Jarvey Gayoso netted second half goals as Ateneo de Manila University regained its winning ways with a 3-1 drubbing of National University (NU) in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 78 men’s football tournament on Sunday at the McKinley Hill Stadium.
The Blue Eagles now have six points behind the Bulldogs’ seven.
NU skipper Paolo Salenga opened the scoring with a sick 35 yard screamer top corner goal in the 11th minute before Ateneo equalized on the 29th minute courtesy of a Julian Roxas header from a Mikko Mabanag free kick.
It was the Bulldogs’ second straight loss after winning the first two matches and a draw.
On Saturday, University of Santo Tomas (UST) hacked out a 1-0 win over defending champion Far Eastern University (FEU).
Dionisio Busmion Jr. was on target in the 73rd minute to give the Growling Tigers their third win of the season.
UST, which failed to enter the Final Four last season, now has 11 points.
The Tamaraws have also dropped two straight as they stayed at five points.
In women’s play, UST defeated titleholder FEU, 3-2, while University of the Philippines blanked Ateneo, 2-0