By Roderick Osis
PHILIPPINE Navy and Rizal Technological University became the early favorites in the ongoing Pine Cup 2010 - 2nd Baguio Open Football Tournament men's division at the Baguio Melvin Jones football grounds.
The two visiting squads romped of to an early 3-0 lead in the team standings after downing separate rivals in the two day tournament presented by the Baguio United Football Club in cooperation with the Baguio Centennial Commission, supported by City Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. and the City Government.
Philippine Navy asserted its might over Saint Louis University with a two to nil victory in the first game then went on to win against defending champion Baguio United, one goal to none then scored their third victory of the day against visiting Tuguegarao Football Club, 2-0.
RTU also scored three victories with no defeat as of press time scoring a 2-0 win against Benguet State University Alumni after pulling off a 1-0 against the younger BSU varsity and a one goal to nil triumph against the African Football Club.
Home team Saint Louis University prevailed over Baguio Under 17 squad, 1-0, before scoring a draw against African FC, 1-1, to stay in the hunt for a semis berth.
Defending champion Baguio United, after a sorry 2-0 loss against the Navymen and a 2-2 draw with rival BSU Alumni, scored its first victory on a one goal to nothing against the visiting Tuguegarao FC later in the afternoon.
BSU Alumni, Tuguegarao FC and African FC are tied with one victory apiece after edging separate rivals in the 11 a side tournament single round robin contest.
BSU varsity and Baguio team Under 17 have yet to win in the contest also presented by Emergency Medical Service, BMC Forestry Corp., the Baguio police and Ganza Restaurant.
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