Delivering a spirited effort, the Port Moody under-13 girls Strikers gave Maple Ridge all it could handle in a tight 3-2 loss.
The contest featured end-to-end action, with the Strikers netting the first goal from Daniela Vassallo, who converted Hailey Schoenhals' pass just 17 minutes into the game.
Maple Ridge potted a pair before the half to take a 2-1 lead, then increased the margin early in the second half.
With 10 minutes left, Port Moody pulled within a goal on Ashley Tattle's successful penalty kick. Although time wound down, the club kept up the charge and got standout performances from Jessica Currie, Shannon Lo and Jade Teigen.
. In a battle of long-time rivals, the u-18 girls Nitro and Coquitlam Metro-Ford Diablos battled to a 0-0 draw last week.
Port Moody created numerous scoring opportunities but just couldn't bury one. Katherine Ross, meanwhile, was full marks for the clean sheet. Making major contributions at midfield were Melanie Mayede and Rebecca Tingling, and defender Alex Rossi.
A blistering start led to a sizzling finish for the Port Coquitlam u-16 Div. 1 boys Euro-Rite FC Elite.
The Elite scored three times in the first half en route to a 5-0 blanking of West Coast Auto.
Ishawn Johal got the ball rolling at the 22 nd mark, off a set-up from Farhang Behrouzi.
Travis DuFault followed, and Ethan Kazemir netted the team's third goal. In the second half, Will Beh and Mackenzie Sikorra completed the offence.
. In a friendly battle against a Surrey opponent, the PoCo u-14 boys United pulled out a 3-3 saw-off.
Kyle Pickard supplied much of the offence.
The club also cashed in seven goals in a win over another PoCo squad. Registering markers were Justin Cho, Francesco DeStefano, Branden Goff and Lucas Noel. Turning in a solid performance was goalkeeper Devon Kumar.
. The PoCo u-12 girls Buzz kept up a hectic pace in a 1-1 tie with Coquitlam Metro-Ford.
The Buzz received strong work from Emily Bevilacqua, Brianna Bruce and Paige Foulds.
A quick lead gave the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u-14 girls tNt a good start before ending up settling for a 1-1 standstill with PoCo.
Samantha Pedroso, off assists from Sara Jetha and Cristina Danieli, gave Coquitlam the early jump.
Goalkeeper Alivia Ungaro held down the fort as the play opened up. Nicole Chursinoff made a huge stop to preserve the first-half lead. In the second half, PoCo tied it.
Also playing well for Coquitlam were Noelle Everett, Olivia Kuninaka and Anna Muckle.
. The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Threat racked up its fourth win in a row in u-18 girls action, beating DGS 3-1. Coquitlam jumped ahead 3-0 and nearly improved their shutout streak to seven games before the opposition cashed in one with five minutes left. Recording a hat trick was Natalia Kaczmarek.
. Trevor Good scored twice to help the Coquitlam u-16 boys Crusaders earn a 2-2 draw with PoCo and maintain their unbeaten record in Div. 3 action. Picking up assists on both goals was Adrian Ames. Netminder Zac Webster turned back a handful of tough shots.
. In just their third game of the year, the Coquitlam u-11 select Bayern put together a polished 6-0 triumph over Mission.
Just two minutes from the opening whistle, Hamish Muttersbach connected on a brilliant breakaway chance. He was followed by Michael MacDonald-Gorval, and two from Luciano Letteri. Also scoring were Connor Dauncey and Nathan Kokuryo. Drawing a pair of assists was Anthony Trasolini.
. Defenders Luca Cavasin and Michael Dale set the tone in the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u12 boys Shakhtar's 3-0 shutout over North Coquitlam.
Providing the offence were Luca Antongiovanni, Hamish Ogden and Masi. Simone Masi was a force at midfield.