The match between DLSU and UST were rescheduled to become the highlight of the last game day as it is the most important game left. The two teams started the match with only 1 point between them, with La Salle leading. Coach Hans Smit’s side only needed a draw to secure the trophy, while Santo Tomas needs to get a win at the very least.
The game started almost at 3pm at the PFF National Training Center inside the San Lazaro Leisure and Business Park in Carmona, Cavite.
The two sides were hastily looking for opportunities at the start of the match. The opening goal came from Carmen Castellanos at the 15th minute mark and it was followed up by a free kick goal from Janna Barcemo at the 22nd.
La Salle’s keeper Natasha Lacson was tested on the spot after a handball offense from Mariell Tejada on the 31st minute. UST’s team captain, Nina Yanto took and wasted her penalty chance by hitting the ball on a spot that is too predictable for the DLSU keeper.
UST received a consolation goal at the very last minute of regular time with a long strike by Cecile Deita. The game ended with a 2-1 scoreline in favor of the Taft squad.
With the final match win, the Lady Booters had an almost perfect match record for this year’s edition of PFFWL, gaining 25 points out of a possible 27 by getting 8 wins and only a single draw. Due to a single round robin table format for this year’s edition, DLSU only played 9 matches against 9 other teams throughout the year.
De La Salle University Women’s Football Team retains their crown to become the back to back winner of the PFF Women’s League. University of Santo Tomas Women’s Football Team ended up as runners up for the second time straight in this league.
Post League Awards were given to the ff standout players: Hazel Lustan (Best Midfielder), Chelo Hodges (Most Valuable Player), Mariell Tejada (Best Defender), and Natasha Lacson (Best Goalkeeper)
Photos and Article by: Mari Tirazona 🙂