It's back to the top of the heap for the Gleneagle Talons.
The Talons reclaimed the North zone title for senior girls field hockey on Tuesday, thanks to a 4-2 triumph over the defending champion Heritage Woods Kodiaks.
After a two-year sabbatical as league champions, Gleneagle got it back through hardwork and perseverance.
The final featured some twists and turns, but the Talons ended Heritage Woods' two-year run with some brilliant attack work.
The Kodiaks counted first with a goal approximately 15 minutes into the contest. Just before the half, Gleneagle's Sydney Veljacic replied with a timely goal off a short corner.
It inspired the team to push even harder in the second half, with Veljacic tallying twice and Morgan Anson adding an insurance marker.
While Heritage Woods notched a late goal, the decision - and the Tri-City Eagles Cup - was heading to Gleneagle.
With a lot of intense forward movement by both teams, netmind-ers Courtney Tye and Alicia Gray earned kudos from the Talons' coach for their play.
"Both goalies made numerous amazing saves and really were individual standouts at both ends of the field," Gleneagle coach Carol Coulson noted in an e-mail.
In the consolation game, Dr. Charles Best edged Port Moody 1-0 to net the North zone's No. 3-seed. All four teams now advance to next week's Fraser Valley championships in Surrey.