UNIVERSITY of the Philippines subdued University of the East, 2-0, on Saturday for its first win in the UAAP Season 78 men's football tournament yesterday at the McKinley Hill Stadium.
Raphael Resuma's 18th minute strike from an assist by Roland Saavedra opened the scoring for the Fighting Maroons.
Vincent Aguilar blasted a late goal, scoring it to the bottom right corner in the 89th minute to secure the win for UP.
The Maroons, who missed rookie JB Borlongan and Christian Lapas who are international duty with the Philippine Under-19 team in China, now has four points in fifth place.
The Red Warriors, who have yet to score a goal this season, is just two spots above the cellar with one point.
Defending champion Far Eastern University and La Salle clash in a rematch of last season's Finals at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
National University and University of Santo Tomas battle in the other match at 7 p.m.
The unbeaten Bulldogs lead the standings with seven points and ahead on goals over the Green Archers, who also have seven points.
The Tamaraws and the Growling Tigers are tied with five points in joint third.