Midfielder Bailey Newton led the charge with three goals in the Coquitlam Metro-Ford under12 boys Shakhtar' 4-1 victory in District 5 play.
Coquitlam built up a commanding 3-0 lead at the half, with Newton counting twice. Hamish Ogden also scored. Whle Newton completed the hat trick in the second half, Shakhtar got strong outings from defender Michael Dale and forward Luca Antongiovanni, who picked up three assists.
. In a District Cup test of two u-16 Coquitlam Metro-Ford squads, the Div. 2 Red Bulls edged the Div. 3 Crusaders 1-0.
Although on the losing end, the Crusaders' backline of Giordano Bua, Ryan Fielding, Gabriel Folkestad and Chris Seol limited the rival Red Bulls to few chances. Goalkeeper Zac Webster turned back a couple of tough saves.
Earlier, the Crusaders pushed Abbotsford to penalty kicks in the Group F league championship series before falling 5-4.
While they staked out a 3-1 first-half advantage, it was a late tally by Trevor Good, his second of the day, that got Coquitlam into extra time.
Also scoring for the Crusaders were Mike Aitken and Theo Papadogambros.
. A sharp play from a sharper angle by Pamath Dharmasena turned into the eventual winning goal, elevating the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Galaxy past their in-house rivals the Sounders 5-2 in u-11 boys soccer.
Dharmasena, who would end up with two goals, took Carter Tsui's through ball down the right side and appeared to pull too tightly from the box before striking a powerful low shot that squeaked past the Sounder netminder.
Joon Kang also tallied twice, with a single from Evan Stewart. Also playing well were Michael Baxter, Howard Jiao and Tsui.
. Behind Michelle Maljevac's tally, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u18 girls Threat took a 1-0 win in a tough battle with Vancouver. Maljevac's marker put Coquitlam 14 points ahead in their division in what has been an amazing season so far, at 15-1-1.
Despite a short bench, the Threat held the Vancouver squad scoreless, getting standout efforts from Pam Scolby and Mel Touhey. Midfielder Ivana Baker dominated at her position and was named the game's MVP.
Adding to a recent unbeaten surge, the Port Moody u-16 girls Quicksilver slipped past Langley 1-0.
Hayley Vendiola registered the game's only goal, off a brilliant setup from Vanessa Velo and Mia Ciolli. Dominating at midfield was Brittany Poulin. In a one-goal game, Port Moody's defence carried a huge load and aided Ellie Langr in picking up her fourth shutout of the season. Pareesa Kassam set the tone on the back line. Earlier, the Q faced two challenges - PoCo and injuries - but still managed to earn a 1-1 draw.
Call-up netminder Brianna Campardo played her first game in two months and didn't allow an opponent to beat her, as PoCo's tally came on an own goal. Port Moody took an early lead when Sydney LeGoff found the top corner. Chipping in with solid outings were Addison Fagerberg-Dale, Jenna Jessa, Nikita Menon and Ainsley Trainer.
. The Port Moody u-18 Nitro locked up their third straight win, a 1-0 victory over Vancouver.
The game's only goal was posted by Kim McFarlane, off a corner kick late in the first half. Turning in strong performances for the Nitro were twins Alecia and Rebecca Tingling and goalie Katherine Ross.
It followed a similar 1-0 decision eover Semiahmoo. Tied after 45 minutes, the Nitro got the decisive strike from Melanie Mayede, off a free kick from 10 yards out. Playing key roles were Kassie Coupal, Danica Wilson and McFarlane.