Ceres La Salle routs Nomads


Azkals standout Martin Steuble and Korean striker Lee Jeong Woo notched hat tricks to power Ceres La Salle FC to a 15-0 win over Nomads FC in the United Football League (UFL) Cup 2016 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Sunday.

The defending champions continued their winning ways after a slim victory against Loyola Meralco Sparks FC in their first match.

Steuble posted his first goal in the 36th minute followed by two more strikes in the 42nd and 84th markers while Lee capped off his impressive performance with a goal in the final two minutes of regulation.

Ceres started the match with a swift pace as high-scoring forward Adrian Gallardo found the back of the net immediately in the third minute followed by another goal by Bienvenido Maranon in the 22nd minute.

UFL newcomer Stephan Schrock notched his debut goal for his new club in the 27th minute to stretch their lead to 3-0 in the first 30 minutes of play.

Six more goals were tallied for Ceres before halftime with Patrick Reichelt and Carli de Murga also etching their names on the books for a goal each.

Gallardo and Maranon added two more goals to complete their brace performance as the Bacolod City powerhouse erect a huge 9-0 advantage at the break.

As play resumed in the second half, Schrock secured a well-timed strike that blasted through the Nomads keeper in the 49th minute.

Substitute Nate Burkey, who came in during the midgame intermission, also contributed a goal to his club’s lopsided triumph in the 59th minute.

In the other game, reigning Cup Champions Kaya FC trounced newly promoted first division club Laos FC, 6-1.

Former Green Archers United star Robert Lopez Mendy and Joven Bedic registered stellar performances to place Kaya back to the winning column.

Mendy scored the first goal for Kaya but Laos quickly retaliated with a goal by Aaron Altiche to tie the match at 1-1.

The two squads exchanged attacks during the remaining time of the first 45 but it was Kaya that gained the upper hand at the break, 2-1, through Mendy’s second goal.

Kaya’s dominant offense paid off in the second half with goals from Aly Borromeo, Dom Del Rosario and the two goals from Bedic before the final whistle.

Stallion FC also gained three points after trouncing Agila MSA FC, 4-0.


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