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Port Coquitlam United brave heat & strike gold

Team win Canada Day soccer tourney in Kelowna
The Port Coquitlam United FC
The Port Coquitlam United FC under-15 soccer team took home gold at the Canada Day Tournament in Kelowna.

Port Coquitlam United FC steamrolled its way to a gold medal at the under-15 Kelowna Canada Day soccer championships last week.

With a strong effort from goalie Gian Luca Barbato, the team did not allow a single goal during the three matches of the tournament.
Luca Manella was the MVP in a 4-0 win in the first game of the day against the Westside Lakers, while Lukas Nikula was the MVP in a 5-0 win over the Okotoks Strikers.

In the final game, PoCo defeated Westhills United Fury 4-0 in a bout that saw Christian Barbato take home MVP honours. Mathew Garofalo, Andrew Robert, Jacob York, Nico Borella and Mateo Morello also scored in the tournament, while defenders Sean Hudson, Owen Whittaker, Joaquin Zapata, Josef Winter, Calvin Ng, Emilio Deras and Dante Dias helped keep the ball out of PoCo’s end.

With 38 C weather, coaches Ben Barbato, Giulio Borella and Leo Morello managed play time and kept the club on track throughout the tournament.