From: Toronto Lynx 
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 10:28 PM
Subject: Lynx Late Game Rally Falls Short

Toronto Lynx Game Report 



Date: Saturday, May 4, 2002

Venue: East Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte)

Attendance: 536

Final Score:  Charlotte 2       Toronto 1

Game Summary:  A late game rally by the Toronto Lynx (1-3-1) fell short tonight as the club
dropped a 2-1 decision to the Charlotte Eagles (2-2-0).  The Lynx were forced to play from
behind in the second half after giving up two first half goals to the Eagles.  

In the 37th minute Eagles midfielder Rob Mouw opened the scoring as he took a Carlos 
Claderso pass and kicked the ball off the post and past Toronto goaltender Theo Zagar to 
put Charlotte ahead 1-0.  Less than three minutes later the Eagles added to their lead as
forward Dustin Swinehard scored his second goal of the year as he got loose deep inside
the Toronto zone and fired a shot past Zagar to give Charlotte a 2-0 lead at the half.

Hopes of a Toronto comeback took a hit in the second half as defender Milan 
Kojic received a red card in the 49th minute, leaving the Lynx short-handed for the 
remainder of the match.  This also marked the third time in the last four matches that
a Toronto player has been sent off in a match.  However, the Lynx continued to battle
hard and injury call-up Aaron Benjamin finally solved goaltender Richard Goddard in the 
90th minute as he headed in a Lynx corner to cut the score to 2-1.  From that point on Toronto
held a furious rally late in injury time and generated numerous scoring opportunities including 
a shot off the post. 

In the end though Charlotte was able to hang on and preserve the victory.

First Half Highlights

37th Minute: Eagles midfielder Rob Mouw receives a pass from Carlos Calderso and fires 
a shot off the post and in from just outside the box. Charlotte 1-0

40th Minute:  Three minutes later Charlotte forward Dustin Swinehart gets loose inside
the box and beats goaltender Theo Zagar for his second goal of the season. Charlotte 2-0

Second Half Highlights

90th Minute: Toronto rallies in the final minutes and injury call-up Bayete Smith heads
a shot from in close off a Toronto corner kick.  Charlotte 2-1

Full Time

Line ups

Toronto: (GK) Theo Zagar, (D) Milan Kojic, (D) Brian Ashton (Diego Santillana 86), (D) Adrian 
Serioux,  (M) Joe Mattacchione (Bayete Smith 75), (M) David Diplacido (Elvis Thomas 45),
(M) Robbie Aristodemo (Aaron Benjamin 86), (M) Nikki Vingjevic, (F) Nikki Budalic, (F) Irasto

Charlotte: (GK) Richard Goddard, (D) Chris Allen, (D) Hugo Galeano, (D) Dwayne Demmin, (D) 
Derek Avilez, (M) Leonardo Gajardo, (M) Carlos Calderson (Andrew Gustaferro 82), (M) Rob
Mouw (Jeremy Sorzano 68), (M) Andrew McDermott, (F) Jose Gomez (Jacob Coggins 82), (F) 
Dustin Swinehart

Scorers     Toronto: Bayete (Vignjevic) (90)        Charlotte: Mouw (Calderso) (37), Swinehart
(Gomez) (40)

Shots        Toronto: 20        Charlotte: 12 

Saves        Toronto: 3         Charlotte: 6

Corner Kicks     Toronto: 9        Charlotte: 1

Cautions   Toronto: Ashton, Reda, Arsitodemo        Charlotte:  None

Ejections   Toronto: Kojic       Charlotte: None

Man of the Match:  Richard Goodard, goaltender (Charlotte) 

The Toronto Lynx next game is an international exhibition match against TSV 1860 Munich
on Saturday, May 18 at York University Stadium in Toronto.  Kick off is 3:00 p.m.

Toronto Lynx Media Relations Contact:  Eric Michalko (416) 251-4625, ext. 25

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