MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine girls earned a second place finish at the 2016 Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Girls Regional Championship after losing 0-1 to ASEAN powerhouse Thailand on Sunday, June 5 at Chao Anuvong Stadium in Vientiane, Laos.
The 2016 squad, which made the final after defeating Myanmar 5-1 on Saturday, equals the team's best ever finish from 2014, when they won silver as well.
Despite losing in the final, the Filipinas enjoyed a successful run through the tournament, which began on Tuesday, finished second to the also-unbeaten Thailand in Group A, which also featured Malaysia and Laos. Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore composed Group B.
The Philippines was comprised of Trinity Wambolt, Journey Winder, Gaby Colatos, Martina Torres, Cassandra Zalamea, Anya Fuentes, Maria Lazo, Alex Villalon, Alex Lagman, Carly Frilles, Marinell Cristobal, Arianna Lepage, Jessica Pido, Katelyn Alexander, Malina Hill, Keane Dedel, Shelten Cruces and Riza Ugbaniel. Their coach is Joyce Landagan, daughter of former UST halfback Jesus Landagan. – Rappler.com