University of of Santo Tomas battled also-ran De La Salle to a scoreless standout to complete fourth on the finish of eliminations Thursday in the UAAP Season 79 males’s football event at Moro Lorenzo Field.

The Growling Tigers have been all out to safe the No. three rating in the Final Four, however the Green Archers held on their very own to share factors.

“We fielded in players without yellow cards, including the goalkeeper, so we have chances against La Salle,” stated UST coach Marjo Allado.

“But I was disappointed with the performance of the players. They were supposed to show their quality. Mayb some of the players are rusty,” he added.

The Tigers settled for 21 factors good for no. 4, organising a gathering eliminations topnotcher Ateneo in the knockout semifinals.

Defending champion University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University collide in the opposite Final Four pairing, which can also be a one-match affair.

The Archers, who will miss the Final Four for the primary time because the format was instituted 5 years in the past, wound up with 16 factors.

For coach Hans Smit, De La Salle’s rebuilding course of has began.

“This is the first day of tryouts,” stated Smit, whose Archers almost gained the crown two years in the past solely to lose to the Tamaraws at further time earlier than ending third final season.

“I’m glad this is over with,” he added.

Smit nonetheless has one thing to cheer about as De La Salle rout UP, 5-Zero, to maneuver nearer in finishing a double-round sweep of the ladies’s eliminations with a most 21 factors on the FEU-Diliman pitch on Wednesday.

UST beat also-ran FEU, 4-2, for 13 factors in second place.

The Lady Archers shoot for a sweep in opposition to the Tigresses in the ultimate matchday of elims on Saturday.

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