By Jonas Terrado
La Salle defeated University of Santo Tomas 1-0 Sunday to retain the Philippine Football Federation Women’s League at the National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.
Jan Reese Jumawan scored the only goal which came nine minutes after the first whistle to give the Lady Archers their third straight crown in the annual competition.
The Lady Archers, who finished with 45 points on 14 wins, three draws and one loss, entered the final match of the season needing at least a tie to rule the league organized by the PFF and supposed by FIFA through the world governing body’s Forward Programme.
But Jumawan made sure La Salle will get the three points, scoring off a set piece play by Tejanee Isulat.
Far Eastern University clinched second with 41 points after defeating Hiraya FC 2-0 earlier in the day while UST settled for third after compiling 40 points.
Lady Archers captain Anna Beatrice delos Reyes was named Most Valuable Player while teammate Glyness dela Cruz claimed the Best Defender award.
Isabella Bandoja of Tuloy FC took the league’s top scorer honors with 30 goals, FEU’s Kimberly Parina was adjudged as Best Goalkeeper and UST’s Shelah Mae Cadag being hailed Best Midfielder.