THE PHILIPPINE women’s football team beat the California Cobras, 5-4, on penalties to capture the LA Viking Cup crown in Los Angeles.
The Malditas fashioned out the win after regulation play ended at 1-1. The Malditas finished the four-team invitational tournament organized by the LA Viking, a US pro football team, with 10 points on three victories and a draw.
The Filipina booters nipped Metro Stars, 1-0, before a 3-3 draw with the Cobras. The Malditas dominated Leon, 8-1, to reach the championship game.
The team is composed of skipper Marielle Benitez, Natasha Alquiros, Lowella Amamio, Jowee Ann Barruga, Heather Cooke, Mallory Dayot, Belay Fernando, Angeline Impelido, Patrice Impelido, Abby Komarc, Aiza Mondero, Sam Nierras, and Ashley O’Connor.
Coach is Ernie Nierras.