Thu. May 23rd, 2024
Olivia McDaniel

Olivia McDaniel. Photo from PFF

La Salle spoiled the Stallion-Laguna debut of sisters Olivia and Chandler McDaniel following a dominant 4-0 victory for a provisional hold on second spot in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Women’s League on Saturday in Carmona, Cavite.

Former national team mainstay Alisha del Campo scored twice and assisted on another as the league titleholders stunned a Stallion side that finally had the two players who were fresh off the country’s historic campaign in the Fifa Women’s World Cup.

Maria Lourdes Layacan and Angelica Teves also found the back of the net as the win allowed La Salle to draw level with UAAP champion Far Eastern University at 13 points apiece, two behind leader Manila Digger.

Team captain Dionesa Tolentino was among the goalscorers in FEU’s 5-0 romp of Azzurri SC in the first match of the twin bill.

Stallion succumbed to a fourth defeat in as many games despite the presence of the siblings, whose last World Cup match was two weeks ago against Norway in Auckland, New Zealand.

Del Campo found a sliding Layacan to put La Salle ahead 18 minutes after the opening whistle before she doubled the lead by firing a shot past Olivia McDaniel’s gloves in the 25th.

Teves made it 3-0 for the Lady Booters, firing a shot barely past the penalty area and into the left side of the post.

Del Campo, who last donned the Philippine shirt in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, put on the finishing touches on La Salle’s masterful showing near the second half stoppage time by firing a shot to the far side of the net.


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