University of the Philippines (UP) continued its winning form in the first division of Ang Liga after defeating University of the East (UE), 2-1, on Saturday at the San Beda College Field in Manila.
With the win, the Fighting Maroons strengthened their grip on the top spot of the standings with six wins, a draw and a loss while the Red Warriors have been dealt with their third defeat together with two victories and a draw.
After suffering its first loss of the season against University of Santo Tomas (UST) last week, UP is back on track in the plight to cop the premier collegiate pre-season football plum.
High-scoring duo of sophomores JB Borlongan and Kintaro Miyagi powered the Fighting Maroons in their sixth win in the tournament.
On the other hand, Ateneo de Manila University dismantled provincial varsity squad University of Batangas (UB), 3-1, in the other first division game.
Ateneo caught its third win in the competition while condemning UB to seventh straight blowout in the elimination round,
The reserve team of Far Eastern University (FEU) managed to protect its unbeaten run in the second division via a 13-1 thrashing of De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU).
FEU-B now holds the No. 1 seed of the rankings in division two with six victories while DLSAU are still on the run to claim its initial win in the tournament.
JAELLE NEVIN REYES