Switzerland beats Philippines 2-0 in its Women's World Cup opener

Switzerland registered a 2-0 win over the Philippines in their opening match of the Women's World Cup on Friday.

Ramona Bachmann hits the left side of the net just before half time in this match

The Group A tie was the first game inside Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium, the tournament's only indoor venue.

Philippines forward Caterina Guillou had a shot at goal in the 15th minute but was disallowed for an offside call.

Switzerland defeated the Philippines 17-3, playing an aggressive innings.

In this match, McDaniel kept himself in check and made several important saves in the first half.

With the win, Switzerland have moved into Group A tied with New Zealand for the first spot.

After the loss to New Zealand, Switzerland will face Norway in Hamilton.

On Tuesday, the Philippines will face winner New Zealand in Wellington.