Ateneo de Manila is enjoying its best season yet in UAAP women’s football by heading into the holidays atop the table, thanks to a 1- 0 victory over defending champion Far Eastern University (FEU) at the close of 2013 hostilities last week.
The Lady Eagles, who have yet to win their first UAAP crown and perennially languishing at the bottom of the standings, lead Season 76 with five points on a 2-2-0 won-drawn-lost record.
The Ateneo-FEU clash last November 27 was halted in the 56th minute because of heavy rains. It was re-played last December 20 at the FEU-Diliman pitch.
FEU, winners in three of the last six seasons, has beaten De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas (UST) before losing to Ateneo. The Lady Tamaraws share second place with the Tigresses with seven points each on identical 2-1-1 records after the first four games.
FEU, however, has a superior goal difference (+5) over UST (+1) to earn a twice-to-beat incentive in the final four.
De La Salle is in fourth place with 4 points on a 1-1-2 record. University of the Philippines, who scored a 1-1 draw with FEU to highlight their first round campaign, has not tasted victory in 13 matches dating back to Season 74 and rounds out the table with a 0-1-3 won-draw-lost record.
Hostilities resume on January 12 at Ateneo’s Moro Lorenzo Field with FEU taking on UP at 1 p.m. UST facing De La Salle at 3 p.m.