Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, October 28, 2011

UNO-R scores injury time goal to knock out UP

UNO-R scores injury time goal to knock out UP
by rick olivares

October 28, 2011
Villareal Field
In the first semifinals men’s football match between the University of the Philippines and University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos at the Villareal Field in Roxas City, Capiz, the Rams scored a goal in stoppage time to send the Fighting Maroons out of the tournament, 2-1.

Midfielder Eron Jareño scored in the first minute of stoppage time to beat the defending UAAP champions 2-1 in a bitterly contested clash. UP head coach Andres Gonzales was sent off by referee Kent Gaboyan for excessive complaining after what he thought were a series of poor calls that went against his team.

Maroons’ rookie Gabe Mendoza scored in the ninth minute but UNO-R equalized in the second half after a 69th minute goal by Abelardo Solinas.

In injury time, the Rams had a corner kick that UP keeper Penn Custodio punched out of the way only to see it fall in front of UNO-R’s Jareño who scored the game winner.

The match was UP’s second loss of the tournament following a shock 3-0 defeat to Dipolog Medical Memorial Center to close out group play. The Maroons beat the College of St. Benilde Blazers 2-1 in their quarterfinals clash while UNO-R outshot Foundation University 7-6 in their own match up.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to see teams from the provinces beat top programs in the country, even if the teams they field aren't full strength. It just shows the talent of the probinsyanos that needs to be tapped and developed.