JARVEY Gayoso netted a hat-trick as Ateneo crushed Adamson, 7-1, yesterday in the UAAP men's football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch.
Jeremiah Rocha, Julian Roxas, Mark Nacional and substitute Jabez Setters were also on target for the Blue Eagles, who improved to 16 points.
Ateneo then took the top of the table as University of Santo Tomas dealt Far Eastern University its second straight defeat with a 1-0 win.
Defending champion University of the Philippines later joined La Salle in fourth place with 13 points following a 2-0 victory.
Alijreh Fuchigami's second-half header over goalkeeper Dave Parac was enough for the Growling Tigers to move up to third place with 14 points, one off second-running Tamaraws.
Gayoso now became the league's top goalscorer with seven, dislodging his teammate Rupert Baña who has six.
Karl Bugayong put the Fighting Maroons just seven minutes after the opening whistle, before King Miyagi doubled his team's lead with a 51st minute strike.
The Falcons stayed at the near bottom of the table with eight points.