Saturday, 14 May 2011

Palaro futbol: Davao in football finals

Posted by chardyboy on Saturday, May 14, 2011 0 comments

source: Sun.Star

DAPITAN CITY -- Defending champion Davao Region secondary booters will try to keep their crown while the secondary cagers will try to make history in separate finals matches set Saturday.

The Davao eleven, coached by Ramonito "Lalas" Carreon, blanked Cagayan Valley, 5-0, in the semifinals at the Barcelona Elementary School Friday.

Davao City's Jomar Acedo led scoring with two goals as teammates Francis Patrick Lim, Franklin Charleston Uy and David Angelo Diamante added one goal each.

Davao topped their bracket with an unbeaten slate following a default win over Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao late Thursday afternoon.
Saturday's 9 a.m. titular clash will be a repeat of the Tarlac championship showdown where Davao was pitted against Central Visayas.

"It's a great challenge to face Cebu in the finals for the second time. I believe they are out for revenge. Cebu has bigger players but we we've got the speed. The players' skills of both teams are equal though. We are going to defend our title. We will go for gold," Lalas said in an interview with Sun.Star Davao.

He said this despite the absence of injured defender Arnel Casil of Compostela Valley.

Over at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention gym, the Nestor Sorrosa-coached Davao stunned National Capital Region (NCR), 98-79, in the semis.

Assistant coach Roger Rabago, said, "The Lord is good giving us the victory. NCR was bigger than us. Our players were able to grab steals that were converted into points. The boys were determined to win so they played hard against those giants."

Davao plays Calabarzon for the gold at 8 a.m. Saturday. The latter defeated Western Visayas in double overtimes. Western Visayas defeated Davao in the elimination round. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 14, 2011.


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