For the third year in a row the North Coquitlam USC Rebels have won the district championship.
The under-18 girls soccer club took down the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Inferno 1-0 on Sunday to secure the title during a game at the Town Centre Park, punching their ticket to the provincial play downs.
“This group knows how to play as a team and both wins were a result of a full team effort,” said Bryan Flood, coach of the squad. “It was a great way to extend their last year of youth soccer.”
North Coquitlam keeper Mikayla Biscoff was solid in net and came up big for several crucial saves in a tightly-played defensive matchup.
The Rebels managed to score the game-winning goal with five minutes left in the first half, when Crystal Laughren made a pass across the top of the box to Adrianna Corrado, who directed the ball into the net.
Both teams struggled to gain the upper hand in the second half, but strong midfield play kept the Inferno from tying up the game. The Rebels had several opportunities to score an insurance marker, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Sunday’s victory came a week after the team won the league championship, shutting out WVSC United 5-0.