It didn't take long for the under-10 Juventus Selects to find their stride.
The Coquitlam Metro-Ford squad dismantled the u-11 West Coast Wolves 8-1 to kick off the season last weekend, with the Metro-Ford side picking up a pair from centre midfielder Roman Bandiera. Gianluca Trasolini, Kieran Allen and Lieto Hutchinson also scored The Bayern boys were letter perfect against Mission.
The u-12 Bayern side picked up a 4-0 win over Mission 1, thanks to a pair of goals from Anthony Trasolini, and singles from Spencer Cowley and Juan Pablo de Ibarrola.
Micheal Cho and Tyson Brauer also had standout games in picking up the win.
Danae Harding helped lift her u-21 Cats out of the hole and over the hump.
Harding scored the 1-1 tying goals against Central City before helping to assist on the eventual 2-1 winner around the halfway point of the second half.
Her first tally came 10 minutes from time in the first half, as Harding's header found the back of the net from a Rachel Macphail cross.
The two switched roles on the second goal, with Harding hooking up Macphail's 12-yard strike to seal the deal.
Keeper Ayana Boyd-Joesph made some key saves in the second half, including one from the penalty spot, while Tessa McNulty, Taylor Bach and Emily Nothingham helped patrol the middle and back ends of the pitch.
Kirstin Davies's second-half tally was all the offence her u-15 Div. 1 TNT side needed in upending the Burnaby Storm 1-0. A scoreless first half gave way to a concerted second half attack, led by Mikaella De Los Reyes' piercing move down the side of the pitch which found Davies for the winner. Defenders Isabel Antunes, Olivia Dawson and Nicole Chursinoff helped keeper Alivia Ungaro record the shutout, while Christina Danieli, Hayley Morrin and Natasha Calis provided excellent counter attacks.
The u-17 Edge lived up to their namesake against the Port Moody Quicksilver side.
The Div. 2 team got goals from four different sources in collecting the polished 4-0 win, which began with Justyna Pomalecki's penalty spot marker that found the low post. Samantha Dougherty added a pair before the half was out to extend the Edge's edge to 3-0. Justyna Pomalecki completed the offensive onslaught with her second of the day midway through the second half. Niamh McDonnell, Jenna Kear and Jenny Varley provided a wall of defence to set the stage for keeper Angela Webster's second straight clean sheet.
The u-18 Threat had their perfect mantle threatened by the reigning Provincial Cup champs from Surdel, but Sam Kell's spot kick in the waning minutes of the second half helped the Coquitlam side hold on. Natalia Kaczmarek also tallied, while Amanda Ramsden turned in solid support work.
PORT COQUITLAM - Slow and steady won the day for the u-17 Eurorite FC Inferno against Langley last week.
After being mired in a scoreless first-half stalemate, the Inferno caught fire off of goals from Erica Horan and Kayla Levins in the second half. Netminder Brittany Chad recorded her first clean sheet of the season.
PORT MOODY - The u-16 Redcaps Div. 1 boys side held on for a 1-1 draw against SFC Pegasus last week.
Anton Pisaryk tallied Port Moody's lone goal, while netminder Alex Brown did his part in the nets. Tony Blazevic, Laurent Garcia, Declan White, Brad Gregory, Rory MacKay and Nikolas On all had solid games.
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