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Toronto Sun: Lynx Bust Out
by Winnipeg Fury
Lynx finally bust out
Rhinos coach raging at
By MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun
Desperate for a win
after an 0-5 road swing, the Toronto Lynx did something last
night it hadn't
done in more than a month.
The Lynx beat the Rochester Raging
Rhinos 3-2 before 2,805 fans at Varsity Stadium,
scoring more than one goal
in a game for the first time since July 8.
The win snapped a
seven-game winless streak and gave the Lynx some breathing
room in its battle
with the Montreal Impact for the final playoff spot in the
Toronto earned four points for the win and
a bonus point for scoring more than two
goals. The Lynx (9-8-4) sit in third
place in the division standings with 43 points, six
up on the 8-13-3 Impact.
"You had better believe we needed that one," said Lynx coach Peter
team lost 2-1 to the Rhinos in Rochester on Saturday. "It
was important for us. It's
been a long time since a win."
Rhinos coach Pat Ercoli, though, didn't think the Lynx deserved to
Referee Frank Marciello awarded the Lynx two
penalty shots in the first half -- both of
which Toronto converted -- on
The first was awarded in the 31st minute after
Marciello called a foul on Rhinos
defender Tim Hardy, who got tangled up with
Lynx forward Aaron Benjamin as both
were attempting to head the ball in the
penalty area. Lynx midfielder Nikola Vignjevic
took the penalty kick and shot
the ball to the left side of the net as Rhinos netminder
Scott Vallow, dove
to his right.
The Lynx drew its second penalty kick in the 45th
minute, three minutes after Rhinos
midfielder Dan Stebbins tied the game with
a header past Lynx goalkeeper Theo Zagar.
Rhinos defender Andrew
Restrepo was charged with a hand ball in the penalty area
when a crossing
attempt from Toronto's Juan Arango appeared to hit his forearm.
made no mistake with his penalty shot.
"If (Restrepo) touches it
intentionally, you should have the call," Ercoli said. "But it
wasn't like he
moved his arm out to block it."
Benjamin put the Lynx up 3-1 in
the 64th minute while Yari Alnutt scored Rochester's
second goal in the 75th.
The Lynx are back on the road in Boston on Thursday night to face
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