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The Philippine Women’s Football Team asserted yet again their offensive barrage after a clean wipeout of Tajikistan, 8-0, in the 2024 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Saturday.

Photo Courtesy of The Philippine Football Federation

It was an all-around bloodbath for Filipinas with seven players chipping in a goal which in their last game, restrained Pakistan to zero points.

The Philippine-based strikers found their first peek of the post at the 27-minute mark as Sofia Harisson rocketed in a Carleigh Frilles flick. They continued asserting their opponent's gloomy shade a few minutes later thanks to Tahna Annis’ goal off a rebound.  

Frilles, Quenly Quezada, and Meryll Serano all scored before the horn to drown the FIFA 114-ranked Tajikistan in a maze of lockdown defense and fluid offensive attacks.

With three minutes added to the first half, Maya Alcantara converted a rebound to a goal and extended the Filipinas' lead to 6-0, stamping their dominance in the game.

The Philippine team rode on their first half’s momentum via Chandler McDaniel, who tallied her first goal of the match in the 60th minute. It was not her last though, as she volleyed an excellent kick from Jaclyn Sawicki in the 89th minute. 

The Filipinas striker are set to face Hong Kong on Tuesday, with the winning club advancing to the second round where they will face established Asian powerhouses.

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