Tonton Peralta and Jielo Razon joined hands in a blazing 29-7 third-quarter onslaught from the Altas as they accounted for 20 points in the period to break the game wide open.
The Archers are back after a four-year absence and are seeking to end a 21-year title drought in the one-game final at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday next week at the same Malate venue.
Ateneo and Far Eastern University, two teams which faced off for the crown two years ago and are determined to reclaim lost glory, clash in the other semifinal at 4 p.m.
In other fixtures, defending champion University of the Philippines rallied from a goal down to eliminate National University, 4-1, while De La Salle avenged its first round loss to University of the East with a 2-0 victory. #UAAPSeason81
JARVEY Gayoso scored twice as Ateneo topped 10-man De La Salle, 3-1, to remain on top of the table Thursday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch. #UAAPSeason81
Alfonso Montelibano scored twice while goalkeeper Gab Villacin delivered a late save as the Green Archers rose to 12 points. #UAAPSeason81
Rodrigo Bitong and Kiko Andaya delivered the goods in the final two innings to erase the Growling Tigers’ 10-8 lead and complete the Blue Eagles’ come-from-behind win. #UAAPSeason81
“At least, top seed kami ngayon. Ang mentality namin ngayon is mag-prepare para sa semis,” said Adamson University coach Ana Santiago. #UAAPSeason81
University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas collide in a rematch of last year’s Finals, while Far Eastern University stakes its hold of the lead today (Thursday) in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament. #UAAPSeason81
Anthony Decena and Jermi Darapan found the back of the net as the Tamaraws now sit on the top of the table with 11 points at the FEU-Diliman pitch. #UAAPSeason81