Ian Clariño sets aside emotions to score one over brother in UAAP Final

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’m just thankful because I faced him in my final season in the UAAP and it really feels good,” the team captain said.Clariño, though, set aside his emotions to power the Maroon Booters to their 18th title in men’s football with an impressive volley that gave them their lone goal in the 21st minute on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I tried to think like it’s just any other game. I tried to focus and not let my emotions get the better of me,” he said as he faced his high school team. “Knowing UST, they’re strong and tough, and they never quit until the final whistle. They really gave it their all.”But at the end of it all, it was Clariño who gets a chance to bask in the glory of his success, ending his UAAP career not only as a champion, but also as the season’s Most Valuable Player. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: UP ends UAAP Season 80 with football crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Those accomplishments made all of his sacrifice worth it as he kept repeating to himself that as a senior, it was his duty to always be the last line of defense for his team.“I always tell my teammates every game the same thing I repeat to myself whenever I sleep, that I will do my best and whatever happens, I’ll be there to catch all of you,” he said.Clariño, though, could only feel grateful as he dedicated the triumph to all of those who made the Maroon Booters’ success possible.“We’re doing this for all God, for the UP community, the people who are helping us, and for Rogie,” he said, referring to the late Rogie Maglinas, whose been the team’s guiding light since his passing back in 2015. “We’re fighting for Rogie and everyone who supports our team. This is all for them.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Julian Clarino – MVP. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRegardless of the outcome, Ian Clariño was just glad to share the limelight with his family in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football Finals for his last match as a collegiate player.Suiting up for UP in the winner-take-all match, the 22-year-old was honored to face off against his older brother Gino for the right to be called a champion.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more