Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

Philippine ladies’s soccer group within the Asian Video games. –PWNT/PFF

Sara Eggesvik scored two targets within the second half because the Philippines defeated Myanmar, 3-0, on Thursday to safe a spot within the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Video games ladies’s soccer competitions at Wenzhou Sports activities Heart Stadium.

Eggesvik pulled off the brace in between the hour mark because the Filipinas dislodged fellow Fifa Ladies’s World Cup debutant Vietnam to safe one of many three finest second placers on the conclusion of the group stage.

Vietnam misplaced 7-0 to Japan in Group C hours earlier than the match, leaving coach Mark Torcaso’s squad needing any form of victory in opposition to Myanmar to increase its maiden marketing campaign within the continental meet.

The group that helped knockout Vietnam would be the identical opponent the Filipinas will face for Saturday’s quarterfinal, nonetheless on the Wenzhou pitch.

Japan received all three video games in Group D regardless of having a lineup fully completely different from the one which made the final eight of the Ladies’s World Cup final month.

It was additionally a vengeful end result for the Filipinas after shedding 1-0 to Myanmar within the opener of their Cambodia Southeast Asian Video games stint final Could, the end result ultimately taking part in a task of their failure to get out of the group stage.

Sarina Bolden prolonged her maintain because the nation’s all-time high ladies’s goalscorer when she struck a penalty within the nineteenth minute to place the Filipinas forward.

The referee signaled for the spot after Bolden bought fouled by a Burmese defender contained in the field, organising her twenty fifth worldwide objective and third in her Asiad account.

Eggesvik doubled the lead within the sixtieth, this time reversing roles with Bolden, who headed Jessika Cowart’s lengthy free kick into the midfielder for a right-footed volley into the again of the web.

Nevertheless it took only a minute earlier than Eggesvik added one other objective, sliding a low shot off Meryll Serrano’s cross for the group’s third objective.

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