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    Loyola seeks to extend unbeaten start as four Sparks face former team Stallion

    Feb 3, 2014
    "We have to come up with something else against Loyola. We want to keep our opponents guessing," says Stallion coach Ernie Nierras. Jerome Ascano

    EXPECT emotions to run high on Tuesday night when Loyola Meralco aims to extend its unbeaten run in the United Football League against Stallion at the Emperador Stadium in Mckinley Hill.

    Four Sparks in center-back Joaco Cañas and the Korean midfield trio of Lee Joo Young, Bo Bae Park, and Lee Won Hyung face their former team at 7:30 p.m.

    After helping the Stallions claim an impressive championship double in the League and Cup last season, the four players are now trying to replicate their valuable roles for the Sparks, who are on top of the nine-team table with four straight wins.

    Loyola blanked Green Archers United, 3-0, last Tuesday.

    “I’m excited and very motivated and can’t wait to play them,” Cañas said of the Stallions, who are still trying to move on from the loss of most of their core.

    Running sixth with a 1-2-1 win-draw-loss card, the Stallions hope to ride the momentum of their 1-0 breakthrough victory in the League over Kaya last time.

    Against Kaya, Stallions coach Ernie Nierras utilized different combinations, including deploying Ousseynou Diop and Milan Arends in the midfield.

    “But we have to come up with something else against Loyola. We want to keep our opponents guessing,” Nierras said.

    Earlier, the seventh-running Archers, with four draws and a loss to show, hope to barge in the win column as they face Socceroo (1-1-3) at 5:15 p.m.

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    "We have to come up with something else against Loyola. We want to keep our opponents guessing," says Stallion coach Ernie Nierras. Jerome Ascano
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