DAVAO CITY – The Southshield soccer team dominated the recently concluded 78th Araw ng Dabaw football tournament at the Tionko Football field here.
The Southshield soccer team members are students of Southpoint School who won the nine and under and 10, and under divisions of the annual football tournament.
The nine and under team of the Maa-based school is composed of Bob Benedict Braceros, Karl Sumampong, Charles Kenn Chiu, Andrei Joshua Guingguing, Rhyan Gabrielle Jamisola Dordas, Kristoff Madrid, Devon Kierulf and Zyk Lopez who beat Anak Bansalan 1-0 to win the championship.
The team coached by former University of Mindanao goalie Greg Napuran won the crown without any defeat due to the strong effort of the team and most valuable player Karl Sumampong.
The 10 and under team coached by Pagadian City native Jian Jun Yu and led by Adrian Elarmo, Alexis Tabada, Aaron Pelonio and Rian Mendoza, won the championship after beating Anak Bansalan in the Finals via a thrilling penalty shoot-out 2-0.
Alexis Tabada, a member of the Davao City 12 and under team, was declared as most valuable player in the division after scoring the game winning looping goals in the penalty shoot-out.
Meanwhile, the seven and under team of Southshield lead by Jian Matthew Goyonan and Yuan Jakob Guingguing took the second place behind champion Hyenas in the same tournament.
The 12 and under division of Southshield coached by Angelo John Adana placed fourth in the tournament. With their successful Araw ng Dabaw campaign, Southshield now hopes to get the championship crown at the Del Monte Cup football tournament in Bukidnon province on April 9 and 10. (Bobbie Braceros)
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