A pair of goals by Brianne Wager helped lift the Port Moody under-18 girls Nitro past Central City in Division 1 soccer action last week.
Port Moody took the lead when Wager delivered an unstoppable strike 10 minutes into the contest.
Both teams applied some pressure over the first half but neither squad could put one into the net. Wager would convert her second tally with 15 minutes left, taking Ally Mandley's nice setup for a 2-0 advantage.
Nitro's defence, anchored by Lindsay Kirk and Chelsea Reed, limited the Surrey rival's chances. Central City's lone goal came late in the game.
Ringing in the New Year in familiar fashion, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u-18 girls Threat trumped last year's u-15 provincial A cup champion Barcelona 4-0.
Coquitlam had closed out 2012 by knocking off the provincial B cup champion.
In the most recent metro league tilt, the Threat broke a scoreless stalemate early in the second half when Mel Touhey cashed in a penalty kick.
After a close call in their own zone, Coquitlam doubled its lead off a brilliantly executed breakaway by Natalia Kaczmarek.
Behind a dominating effort at midfield by Hailey Ross and
Pam Scolby, net-minder Veronica Aguiar was sharp in turning back every Barcelona charge. Also strong in support was sweeper Nicole Shanks.
Kassia Hayek, on another penalty kick, and Kaczmarek, with her 19th of the season, completed the scoring.
The victory locked up first place for Coquitlam, who are the defending u-17 provincial A cup champions.
. Beginning the u-16 boys Group F League championship series on the right foot, the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Crusaders clipped the Central City Thunder 2-1.
The Surrey-based Thunder counted first, taking a 1-0 lead into the second half. After 20 minutes of applying pressure, Theo Papadogamgros netted the equalizer with a shot that deflected in off the goalkeeper.
Just four minutes later, Ardi Hassirchian converted some nice setup work by Trevor Good and Murtaza Walji for the eventual game winner.
Making a handful of huge saves was netminder Zac Webster.