With first place on the line, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford under16 girls Edge silenced West Vancouver 3-0 in Div. 4 soccer action.
First-half tallies from Caitlyn Ledger and Justyna Pomalecki staked the Edge to a solid lead. Grounded by the hardwork of defenders Cassidy Cooper, Sara Goncalves and Jenny Varley, the squad held its margin and increased it on Annelise Denny's marker. Picking up her third shutout was Angela Webster.
A day earlier, Coquitlam battled second place West Coast to a 2-2 stand-still. Cassie Weimer, off a breakaway, and Lauren Best, from a nifty cross from Liz Stewart, supplied the offence.
. Sparked by Marguerite Ferguson's goal early in the game, the u-18 Phoenix trounced Surrey 4-0 in gold division play.
Peyton Strain, from a well-placed kick off the 18-yard line, Dana Townsend and Emma Cunningham rounded out the offence. The netminding tandem of Amy Kirby and Tamara Derby shared in the shutout.
. As rematches go, this one lived up to the hype. The u-18 Threat repeated last season's provincial final by blanking Port Moody 1-0, maintaining their perfect record along the way.
Although Coquitlam held a heavy edge in play, it wasn't until late in the game that they capitalized and took the lead on Natalia Kaczmarek's marker. It was her sixth straight game with a goal.
. In their second game in three days, the u-14 gold tNt suffered a 1-0 loss to Ladner. Trailing after the first half, Coquitlam pushed hard for the equalizer. Putting in solid performances were Isabel Antunes, Risako Kazemi, Anna Muckle, Tessa Weimer and netminder Natasha Calis. Earlier, the tNt edged Langley 2-1 on a pair of goals from Cristina Danielli.
. Kinga Wisniewska's second-half goal lifted the u-13 silver Thunder past Vancouver 2-1. The other Thunder goal was scored by Tessa Krochak. Setting the tone all game were defender Megan Chila, midfielder Sydney Savitsky and forward Nikki Zawadski.
. The u-16 boys Crusaders roared back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw with Abbotsford in Div. 3 action. Second-half tallies from Theo Papadogambros, off a direct kick, and Ardi Hassirchian, on a header, pulled the Crusaders even. Registering his first goal was Colin Gill.
. Improving to 5-0 on the season, the u-11 Bayern collected a 1-0 win over Vancouver. Anthony Trasolini's tally in the first half proved to be the game's only offence. Mauro Di Francesco and Pierre Kahwaji dominated on defence.
. The u-9 Dynamo's Roman Bandiera scored twice and set up the other four in his team's 6-0 win over the RedBulls. Also cashing in a pair apiece were Mateo Papa and Gianluca Trasolini.
Brianne Wager cashed in goals in each half to pace the Port Moody u-18 girls Nitro to a 2-1 decision over Semiahmoo in Div. 1 action. Kassie Coupal set up Wager's first goal, while Ally Mandley assisted on the game-winner. Providing stellar support were defender Danica Wilson and midfielder Kim McFarlane.
Behind a solid 5-0 win over Richmond, the Port Coquitlam u14 girls Phoenix moved into second place in Div. 4 action. Maddie Davis scored what proved to be the winner, and drew an assist on Jamie Skelton's first half tally. Rounding out the offence were Sarah Cronkhite, Jasmine Joyce and Stephanie Malmberg.
PoCo received stellar support from Kayla Dudley on defence.
. Isaiah Takacs' second tally of the day lifted the u-15 City FC past Coquitlam 4-3 in a thriller. Trailing 2-0 just 10 minutes into the contest didn't faze PoCo, as they battled back on goals by Takacs and Kaden MacNabb. After falling behind again, Emmanuel Aniogbe knotted the score before the half. With just 30 seconds left, Takacs converted a pass from Davik Koks to lock up the win. Adam Capek gave a strong effort on defence.
. A defence led by Branden Eadie, Rahim Hassan and Lucas Noel anchored the u-14 boys United squad to a 7-0 triumph over Pitt Meadows. Jevon Lefebvre led the way offensively with four goals, while Justin Cho contributed a pair and Francesco Stefano added a single.