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Stallion Youth Academy were crowned champions of the Boys U-15 category of AboitizLand Football Cup-Luzon after securing a hard fought 1-0 win against PCU United in Final of the Boys U-15 category last November 9 in Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa, Batangas.
Stallion began their campaign in the competition brightly by not losing a single match in the round-robin stage.
The Young Stallions eventually topped the standings, bagging a total of 16 points from 4 wins and 4 draws.
In the semis, they defeated Calamba Puppies Team B, 2-0, to book a place in the final where they faced PCU United, who also had a strong showing heading into the deciding match.
But it was Stallion who proved to be more superior, edging out PCU United with just a lone goal that proved the only difference in championship match.
Boys Under 15 Top 4:
- Champion: Stallion Youth Academy
- 1st Runner-up: PCU United FC
- 2nd Runner-up: Cavalieri Football Academy
- 3rd Runner-up: Calamba Puppies B
- Category MVP: Joaquin Buenviaje (Stallion Youth Academy #31).
- Finals MVP: Mikkel De los Santos (Stallion Youth Academy #35)
In the Mixed Open category, Lipa-based Real Molinillo bested 11 other teams as they were crowned champions by beating a much favored Kapamilya in the final also through a lone goal.
The Mixed Open tournament started out with two groups.
Group A was topped by University of Batangas, who won all of their five group games. Meanwhile, Group B was topped by Schwarz FC from Don Bosco.
In the quarterfinals, UB defeated SPC United FC, 1,0. Schwarz advanced to the semis after taking on Cavalieri FC and defeating them 5-4 on penalties.
Eventual champions Real Molinillo de Lipa squeaked past Mentors FC 1-0 to book a semifinal spot and the final quarterfinal match was won by Kapamilya United FC, 1-0 against Lipa United FC.
UB was beaten by Kapamilya in the semis but did enough to win over Schwarz FC to claim third place as a consolation.
Mixed Open Top 4:
- Champion: Real Molinillo de Lipa
- 1st Runner-up: Kapamilya United FC
- 2nd Runner-up: University of Batangas
- 3rd Runner-up: Schwarz FC
- Category MVP: Jake Martinez (Real Molinillo de Lipa #40
- Finals MVP: Nestor Natanauan Jr. (Real Molinillo de Lipa #13)
The next festival day will be held on November 16, 2019 and will feature the Boys Under 19 category (born 2000 or after).
The AboitizLand Football Cup will be held Saturdays and Sundays until mid-December. For more information about registration details and the full schedule, visit the Aboitiz Football Cup’s official Facebook page.