After four weeks of under14 boys house league play, Port Coquitlam United remains unbeaten.
Powered by a flexible defensive unit of Branden Eadie, Rahim Hassan and Lucas Noel, the United collected a 3-1 win last week.
Forwards Kyle Pickard, Francesco DeStefano and Brandon Goff - on a penalty kick - provided the offence in the second half.
. The PoCo under-17 boys Impact were soaked but still knocked over Port Moody 2-0 in Division 2 soccer action.
Seamus Ross' first-half tally proved to be the winner, while Collin Leach added an insurance marker. Picking up a well-deserved shutout was Filip Karwowski, as Port Moody applied some late pressure. Ryland Grant and Nick Hill weree standouts on defence.
. Maddie Davis netted a pair, helping lift the PoCo u14 girls Phoenix past North Shore 3-2.
Sarah Cronkhite cashed in the Phoenix' first goal, followed by Davis' pair in the second half. Delivering a strong game at centre-mid was Stephanie Malmberg, while netminder Nevada Janzen clinched the win by turning back a tough penalty kick late in the contest.
The season is barely a month old and Roman Bandiera has already filled a hat rack.
The striker with the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u-9 boys Dynamo collected his second hat trick of the season in a 4-1 victory. Chipping in with a solo goal was Tyler Latorre, while defenders R.J. Lopez, Marcus Padovano and Arman Zandi anchored a strong backline.
. At Wesburn's inaugural Thanksgiving Day soccer tournament, Coquitlam u-9 Real ran the table and carted off the top prize in their respective division.
In their final game, they erased a one-goal deficit with five straight markers. Real outscored its opponents 25-3, with game MVPs being Mark Perizzlol, Quinn Leon-Carney, Braeden Wynne and Tait Ross.
. Nicole Shanks got the attack going to set the tone in the Coquitlam u-18 girls Threat's 4-0 triumph over Surrey on the weekend.
Picking up her eighth tally of the season was Natalia Kaczmarek, while Kassia Hayek contributed a pair of second-half markers. The win moved the Threat to 6-0 on the year.
Earlier, they edged Langley 1-0 in a battle of undefeated squads. Kaczmarek's goal proved to be the difference. Turning in a strong game was Pam Scolby.
. It proved to be a hard slog, but the Coquitlam u-16 Div. 1 Black Ice kept the momentum going to finish atop their division at the North Vancouver Thanksgiving tournament.
In the round-robin portion, Coquitlam bested North Van 4-1, on tallies from Bailey Bloxham, Ariana Gomes, Asia Mann and Shawna Warhurst, and Powell River 1-0, with Andrea Brizuela cashing in the winner on a penalty kick.
In the final, the Ice took the lead on Rhiannon Carreira's hard shot but saw Powell River score with less than a minute left in regulation to force overtime. The game was decided in penalty kicks, with Coquitlam prevailing.
Providing key support throughout were goalie Isabella Blamey-Parsi and defenders Abby Forsyth, Mattea McRae, Julia Reis and Erin Wright.
The Port Moody u-13 girls Strikers struck first but witnessed a fierce Central City side pull out a 2-1 decision.
Wet and windy conditions did neither team any favours, but the Strikers took the lead on Shannon Lo's marker 11 minutes into the contest, finishing off a nice pass from Jane Madsen.
Netminder Julia Reppel de Pieri made a number of sharp saves to hold the Surrey squad back until later in the half, when it counted two goals.
In the second half, Port Moody put forward a hard charge in search of the equalizer but fell short. Turning in strong efforts were Sarah Rozanski, Vanessa Succurro, Ashley Tattle and Samantha Walsh.
. In a tight contest with the North Shore Adrenalin, the Port Moody u-18 Nitro put in a valiant effort before getting beaten 3-2.
Supplying the goals for Nitro were Julia Basa and Chelsea Reed, who both counted in the first half. Also playing well were Lindsay Kirk and Alecia Tingling.