RP Blu Girls advance to World softball championship
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 18, 2016 04:38 PM
The Philippine Blu Girls booked a ticket to the championship round of the Womenís World Softball Championships.
Cebuana-Lhuiller backed RP Blu Girls dropped a 2-7 decision at the hands of Netherlands, 2-7, but the loss didn’t dampen the mood of the Filipinas who still punched a ticket to championship round robin of the Women’s World Softball Championships.
The Pinay clubbers’ back-to-back wins against Czech Republic (1-0) and Pakistan (7-0) in this 31-nation tournament held in Softball City, Surrey, Canada assured them of a spot in the next round of the world softball tilt.
"We have achieved our goal of advancing to the next round with some of the best teams in the world. I’m confident that our team will keep on fighting and improving and hopefully pull off an upset or two. This experience will go a long way towards our goal of qualifying and contending for a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” said ASAPHIL president Jean Henri Lhuillier.
The RP Blu Girls, perennial Southeast Asian champions, will join Australia, USA or Brazil, and China or Cuba in Group 2 after finishing as no. 2 team in Pool F of the tournament.
Games will start on Tuesday (Manila time).
In other games, New Zealand beat Italy, 8-7; Peru routed Kenya, 10-3; Brazil overpowered Israel, 19-0; Australia blanked Serbia, 13-0; and Mexico blasted Switzerland, 19-0.