National Collegiate Athletic Association: Red Booters whip Altas, wrest lead

December 21, 2018

SAN Beda bested University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 3-1, to wrest the solo lead Wednesday in the NCAA men’s football tournament at the PFF Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

With their third consecutive win, the Red Booters now have a maximum of nine points to remain on top of the table.

Lyceum of the Philippines University fashioned out a 3-0 romp of Letran to move to second place with six points, while defending champion College of Saint Benilde rout Emilio Aguinaldo College, 3-0, to improve at four points.

The Blazers were actually level with the Altas, but the Taft-based side hold third spot by virtue of goal difference.

The Generals dropped to fifth place with three points, while the winless Knights stayed at the bottom.

In the juniors division Thursday, Arellano University carved out a 2-1 victory over titleholder CSB-LSGH, to seize the top of the table with nine points, while defending champion San Beda overpowered Letran, 3-0, to maintain its clean sheet for the second straight match.

The Junior Red Booters rose to six points and dislodged the Greenies in second spot by via superior goal difference.

Perpetual Help downed LPU, 4-3, to also climb at six points but is at No. 4 due to inferior goals to San Beda and CSB-LSGH.

After the Christmas break, men’s action will resume on Jan. 5, and the juniors hostilities on Jan. 6.