DFA U14 girls sweep Gingoog City games

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015


THE Davao Football Association (DFA) Under-14 girls football squad emerged champion in the recently-concluded Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Regional Festival of Football held in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental over the weekend.

DFA Under-14 girls team swept all its games, beating Cagayan de Oro-Misamais Oriental Football Association-A (5-0), Bukidnon Football Association (7-1) and Iligan Norte Football Association (12-0), CMOFA-B (2-0).

The Analou Ingles-coached team relied on the services of Alessandra Ysabel Aquino, Marla Calizo, Lianne Marie Co, Diana Cosare, Denise Angela Diamante, Kyana Dimaandal, Rizzaline Francisco, Angelica Bea Magno, Chiyo Jan Marasigan, Julien Meredith Mirto, Shanelle Charyllyne Ostan, Melanie Pamisa, Eva Sonia Paredes, Julianna Taojo, Althea Kate Villacencio and Nikita Yee.

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Ingles was assisted by Michelle Alfeche-Javellana and Ronoel Garfin. DFA women's committee chair Rachelle "Ching" Delos Reyes, in a Facebook message, said the players executed their games well.

"I'm proud of them. I hope they will work harder to make it to the final set of players for the Under-14 girls national team," Delos Reyes said.

Some members of the U14 girls team, according to her, had also been invited to the Mindanao try-outs slated next month. Diamante, Co, Taojo, Aquino, Magno, Dimaandal, Pamisa, Mirto, Villacencio, Marasigan, Ostan, Paredes, Calizo and Cosare will join for the tryouts.

Delos Reyes also thanked the players' parents for their unwavering support to their daughters for the whole duration of the tournament, adding:"We thank the parents for helping DFA make things happen."

She Delos Reyes added that invited players will train under DFA coaches in preparation for the Mindanao tryouts.

Selected players will then advance to Manila for a one-month training camp under coach Marnelli "Lelet" Dimzon.

Dabawenya Joyce Semacio of the Philippine College of Technology (PCT)-Medvil formed part of the national squad that competed in Vietnam last year.

Semacio then bagged the most valuable player (MVP) trophy in the country's runner-up finish.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 18, 2015.

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