Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022
The Philippines will face Chile in a friendly match.  –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippines will face Chile in a friendly match. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to Chile in their second match, this time at the Estadio Municipal de La Pintana in Santiago, on Wednesday (Manila time).

The chance to make up for a Karen Araya goal in the first half, and Sara Eggesvik’s reservation that cut the roster to 10 players, came to naught as the Filipinos absorb the defeat in the Chilean capital.

It was the last friendly match of the Chile camp for coach Alen Stajcic’s squad as part of the ongoing preparations for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Philippines nearly took the first game three days ago at Vina del Mar, but drew 1-1 when Chile canceled Hali Long’s halftime opening with an equalizer late in the competition.

Sarina Bolden, Quinley Quezada and Eva Madarang were also among the changes that Stajcic made in the starting lineup from the previous game.

He scored in the 24th minute as he wasn’t marked by the Philippine defense, which allowed him to overtake goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel to score the goal.

Eggesvik, who upset the Filipinos who were arguing for handball in the sequence inside the penalty area, was ejected from the game with a second yellow card in the second half.

The loss didn’t deter the Filipinos from making a leveling threat, with Bella Flanigan almost paying Chile for a goalie howl for an attempt to just miss the narrow-angle target.

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