By Edri K. Aznar
NCR's patience and hard work in European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Soccer Cup has finally paid off.
After falling short in the first three editions of the event, NCR finally bagged the Men's Open title in the fourth season last Sunday at the Cebu International School football pitch.
NCR had an unbeaten streak and crushed Convergys in the finals, 4-0, for their title.
Noel Villagonzalo, Michael Pacana and Lemar Baunsit scored a goal a piece for a commanding 3-0 lead in the first half, while Ryan Altamera added the icing on the cake with a strike in the second half for a 4-0 finish.
NCR dominated the elimination round Group A, beating former titleholders Tsuneishi, 1-0; last year's second runner-up Sykes, 2-1; Streams, 1-0; and Teletech, 1-0.
In the quarterfinals, NCR met and beat Sykes again, 2-1, and blanked Tsuneishi, 2-0, in the semis.
Sun Star Cebu