Originally appeared on Canada Kicks.
The Toronto Lynx (4-0-1), coming off a season high 4
goal performance vs. the Connecticut Wolves on Thursday, were flying high
as they entertained the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (4-1-1) on a blustery night
at Varsity Stadium. A small but vocal crowd was on hand to watch the
Lynx attempt to extend their five game unbeaten streak and they would go
home happy as the Lynx overcame the tenacious Riverhounds to emerge
victorious by a score of 2 nil.
Toronto started fast and opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Nikola Vignjevic sent one of his text book 35 yard passes to Francisco Dos Santos who broke in alone on Pittsburgh keeper Randy Dedini. He fired a right
footed rocket from 10 yards out past the outstretched arm of Dedini to score his third goal of the young season.
The Lynx appeared to score a second in the 40th minute as Milan Kosic bundled a Vignjevic corner into the Riverhounds goal but it was called back on a hand ball.
In the second half, the Lynx put immediate pressure on the Pittsburgh goal with Dos Santos hitting the crossbar in the 50th minute.
Thirteen minutes later Lloyd Barker went on a long run down the right wing and sent a cross in the direction of Dos Santos but it was behind the Brazilian striker. Midfielder Brian Ashton managed to catch up to the loose ball and blasted a six yard shot past Dedini for his second goal of the
Pittsburgh put on great pressure in the last 20 minutes but Lynx keeper Theo Zagar was unbeatable achieving his third shutout in five games.
The Lynx next home game is Tuesday, June 6th vs. Reggina of Italy's Serie A. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Game Notes: The Lynx's Colombian striker Juan Orango returned to the starting 11 after missing two matches with a stretched muscle ........ The Lynx unbeaten streak now stands at six ( 5 wins - 1 draw) for their best start in their four year existence ........ While the Lynx did break their single game attendance record with 6,012 in the stands for last Thursday's match vs. the Connecticut Wolves, the struggle for spectators continues with what appeared to be less than 1,000 on hand tonight. The Lynx did not release an official attendance figure ........ the match was broadcast on live radio to Pittsurgh on 1360 AM WPTT ........ next Sunday's Lynx - Montreal Impact match will be broadcast on CTV Sportsnet on a tape delay basis at 11pm. It is being aired on a delay basis due to their live coverage of the Canada - Cuba World Cup Qualifier in Winnipeg which kicks-off at 8pm.
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