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Davao City booters, batters beat rivals

Monday, February 15, 2016

DEFENDING champion Davao City teams eked out wins at the start of the Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet 2016 in separate venues in Tagum City on Monday.

Davao City's elementary boys football team blanked Panabo City, 8-0, behind the heroics of Naz Pascual, Raphael Balan and VJ Lagundi who sealed two goals each as teammates Simon Guino-o and Jasper Lim chipped in one goal apiece at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex.

At the RDR Gym, Davao City girls futsal team routed Davao del Sur, 11-2, as Joyce Semacio sizzled with six goals, Patricia Erika Francisco made four goals and Joannah Marie Adao netted one.

April Ann Albaracin scored two goals for Davao del Sur.

Meanwhile, Crossing Bayabas National High School (CBNHS)-bannered Davao City secondary girls softball team drew first blood by whipping Davao Oriental, 4-0, in five innings of the elimination round held at the Energy Park in Barangay Apokon.

Ace pitchers Irene Lumanas and Aivy Alonzo led the charge for the city's batters.

Davao City netter Stephen Tubbs of Thompson Christian School, for his part, scored an 8-6 victory over Davao del Norte in secondary boys tennis singles event held at DNSTC tennis courts.

In table tennis, Corinne Cartera, 12-year-old daughter of Asean Paragames table tennis medalist Smith Billy Cartera, scored a twin kill at Tagum City Mall. She crushed a Davao del Norte rival, 3-0, before defeating a Mati player on the same note in elementary girls table tennis singles.

Lindy Marie Darlo also bested a Davao del Norte opponent, 3-0, then trounced Mati, 3-0, in secondary girls singles. (WITH A REPORT FROM MARIZZ S. ROBILLA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 16, 2016.