SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Canada fell shot of an elusive semifinal berth at the FIFA under-17 womens World Cup, but coach Bev Priestman says the Canadians showed they could compete with the best in the world. Washington Wizards Pro Shop . Marie Levasseur and Sarah Kinzner scored for the Canadians in a 3-2 quarter-final loss to Venezuela on Thursday. The Canadians were hoping to make history as the first Canada side to make the semifinals at the U-17 event. "They outperformed what was expected of them in a very tough group and tried to play a brand of football that were trying to develop throughout our system," Priestman said. Deyna Castellanos, Yosneidy Zambrano and Lourdes Moreno scored for the Venezuelans at the 35,000-seat Nacional Stadium. Castellanos opened scoring in the seventh minute, before goals by Kinzner, in the 19th, and Levasseur, in the 40th, gave the Canadians a 2-1 lead. Zambrano scored the equalizer two minutes before halftime, then Moreno put Venezuela ahead for good in the 62nd minute. "The girls are obviously very disappointed at the moment, but to be fair to them Venezuela really counter-attacked to make it difficult," Priestman said. "You attack but then you lose the ball and youve got to quickly defend." In the preliminary round, Canada played perennial powerhouse Germany to a 2-2 draw before tying 2012 runners-up North Korea 1-1. The Canadians finished the preliminary round by toppling Ghana 2-1. Venezuela went undefeated through the opening round and hadnt conceded a goal until Kinzners. This was the youngest side Canada has fielded at the tournament. Priestman said she expects some of the players to continue to represent Canada in 2016, at either the under-17 World Cup in Jordan or the under-20 tournament in South Africa. "I expect to see quite a few of the players move up the system this summer in Canada," she said. 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Josip Drmic equalized with his first goal for Leverkusen in the 29th, when he held off Rodriguez and clipped the ball past Diego Benaglio after Karim Bellarabi headed on a long kick-out from Bernd Leno. Vieirinha restored the home sides lead by scoring on his 50th Bundesliga appearance with a header from Rodriguez cross before the interval. Rodriguez all but secured the result with a well-struck volley from Kevin de Bruynes corner in the 63rd, before substitute Aaron Hunt definitely settled it in the 81st. "We wanted to show a reaction and we did that today," said Rodriguez, referring to Wolfsburgs 4-1 loss at Everton in the Europa League on Thursday. "We fought for 90 minutes. We have to carry on like that." Leverkusen was left to rue Donatis sending off after missing the chance to go top with its first league loss of the season. "I think its harsh to make such a decision thats going to influence the game so significantly after five minutes," Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said. Schmidts side has not won in three competitive games after he started his tenure with five straight victories. Cologne and Borussia Moenchengladbach played out a scoreless draw in a bad-tempered Rhineland derby later. Gene Shue Jersey. "There was a bit of spark, which I found good," Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl said. "Everything was kept within its limits." The best early chance fell to Pawel Olkowski in the 17th but Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved at the near post. Gladbach improved later in the half and dominated possession but couldnt find a way though the home sides well-organized defence. Max Kruse came agonizingly close to breaking the deadlock after the interval only to see his header flash wide of the far post. "Im satisfied. Its OK to take a point sometimes against an opponent like Gladbach," said Cologne coach Peter Stoeger after his sides third scoreless draw from four games. The other match was a victory, meaning Cologne remains undefeated on its return to the Bundesliga after two seasons in the second division. "Weve six points from four games, thats in order," Stoeger said. There was trouble before the game with clashes between rival fans, news agency dpa reported. A police spokesman said one officer received slight injuries and around 50 to 60 supporters were arrested. Paderborn leads the table on goal difference. The promoted side, which is playing its first Bundesliga season, defeated Hannover 2-0 on Saturday with Moritz Stoppelkamp scoring a record 83-meter (yard) goal. Defending champion Bayern Munich was held to a 0-0 draw at Hamburger SV, while injury-hit Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Mainz, also Saturday. ' ' '