By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan
A FOOTBALL wonder from the SOS Children's Village provided the spark as Davao City registered its second win in the U-19 division of the National Women's Selection Tournament Tuesday night at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Bacolod City.
Gloria Rama, one of the young stars of the SOS football team, scored two goals for Davao in a 5-0 thrashing of Negros Occidental B in a match that was decided early.
Marie Magolot and Cherry Vilchez, who each had a goal in Davao's 3-0 victory over Negros Oriental Sunday, added a goal apiece this time and Rozianne Rivera also joined the scoring parade.
Magdolot opened scoring in the 21st minute, before Vilchez and Rama found in the net in the 26th and 38th minutes for a 3-0 Davao lead at halftime.
Rivera scored nine minutes into the second half and Rama knocked in the match's final goal in the 73rd to send it beyond recall.
Iloilo, meanwhile, hacked out a rousing 4-0 win over Negros Oriental in the meet sanctioned by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).
Iloilo was still playing Negros Occidental B as of press time while Davao was set to collide with Negros Occidental A last night.
The Davao squad, coached by Leonor "Wowie" Satorre and Reynalyn Ravanes, had lost to Iloilo, 0-1, in the opener of the single round robin format tournament sponsored by the Executive Village Football Club through club president Rafael Lizares.
Negros Occidental A and Iloilo each toted a two-win, one-draw and zero-loss record to share the lead in the team standings. Davao is in third with a 2-0-1 slate, followed by Negros Oriental (1-0-3) and Negros Occidental B (0-0-3).
Davao's U-19 team is also bannered by Alyssa Marie Ang, June Mae Bunac, Marie Angeline Cadayona, Shienna April Chavez, Erika Jean de Lima, Natasha Anne Doromal, Celina Simone Jaldon, Marice Magdolot, Kim Noreen Maligad, Anna Alexandria Santos, Jenny Elvie Tevar, Erika Lorraine Turtur, Cherry Mae Vilorez, Mary Jane Zamora and Rona Zulueta with Maria Teresa Ang as team manager.
Davao's U-14 team, meanwhile, lost to Manila anew. Manila defeated Davao, 2-0, in the first period, forced a 0-0 standoff in the second period and another draw at 0-all in the third.
Davao was playing Negros Occidental for its last game in the double round elimination format division as of presstime. Manila led the current team standings with 11 points while Negros Occidental is in second with six points.