Result of the Sunday June 10th, 2007 W-League between Toronto Lady Lynx and Ottawa Fury played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 4:00pm.
Toronto Lady Lynx (black socks and numbers, yellow shorts and shirts)
....................1 Justine Bernier
16 Danielle Blair...6 Vonya Beckles...4 Lexi Marton (cpt)...5 Kirsten Bodashefky
10 Tina Romagnuolo...8 Claire Ramsdale...9 Kate Qually...22 Brittany Moore
.............7 Stefania Morra...3 Adrienne Ruhe Lischke
Subs:...11 Laura Arduini (mid)...13 Brittany Bisnott (fwd)...15 Brooke McCalla (fwd)...17 Lisa Melander (def)...18 Kristina Covelli (def)...19 Stephanie Conley (def)...23 Daniela Schwarz (mid)
team officials:...head coach Danny Stewart...assistant coach Paul DeAbreu...goalkeeping coach Joe Nucifora...team doctor Dr Frank Markus...medical assistants Dr Melanie Lopes and Dr Maria Giannotti
Ottawa Fury (white socks and shirts, navy shorts, red numbers, names and trim and Ottawa Sun logo)
.................00 Vanessa Philips-Bosshart
20 Marie-Eve Nault...24 Rachael Axon...5 Jenny Jeffers...16 Ciara MacCormack
10 Leah Robinson...15 Kelly Parker...8 Anna Laue...17 Alexandra Valerio
...............11 Annie Hamel...4 Carmelina Moscato
Subs:...1 Erin McNulty (gk)...3 Anjelica Hodgson (def)...7 Kylla Sjoman (def)...9 Stacy Stocco (mid)...14 Zoe Avnet (def)...18 Christina Julien (--)...44 Caroline Vanderpool (def/mid)
team officials:...head coach Frank Lofranco...assistant coach David Bellemare
Game officials:...referee Claude Henoud...referee's assistants Deborah Michelmore and Ken Van Dyk...fourth official Leif Maitland...(all black uniforms)
1st Half:...game starts 4:06pm...Lynx defend south end lin this hot day with a breeze from the north and a bright sun in the west.
1 min...Lynx Ramsdale rolls 15 yard shot along left end line that's picked up by goalie.
2 min...Lynx Blair holds off two Fury players from getting to freekick shot into box.
3 min...Fury Anna Laue GOAL...Fury Annie Hamel crossed from right near the end line from 15 yards and ball is lofted over defenders. Laue rolls low 7 yard shot into net to just inside left post beyond diving goalie Justine Bernier.
4 min...Lynx Morra 12 yard shot from right is wide right.
8 min...Lynx goalie catches ball just under bar when Fury Hamel crosses from 20 yards on right.
10 min...Fury player takes 30 yard freekick that's passed over to Fury Nault who crosses in 35 yarder from right that Fury Valerio heads 12 yards for goalie to grab.
14 min...Lynx goalie charges right to beat Fury Hamel to through ball.
15 min...Lynx Bodashefky 40 yard freekick from left has defender head ball away from right side of box.
16 min...Fury MacCormack 40 yard cross from left that bounces wide right of net.
16 min…Fury Carmelina Moscato GOAL…Fury Ciara MacCormack 40 yard cross from left has popped up header knocked forward to Moscato who one touches 8 yard shot into left side of net.
20 min...Fury Moscato blasts 30 yard kick down middle over net.
21 min...Fury Robinson 40 yard chip into box has goalie beat Fury forward to through ball.
23 min…Lady Lynx Adrienne Ruhe Lischke GOAL…Lady Lynx Kate Qually lobs ball into box from 30 yard. Ruhe Lischke chests it down, turns and fires 15 yard shot into top left corner of net beyond flying goalie 5 yards out.
25 min...Fury Hamel on run down right line crosses behind net.
26 min…Lady Lynx Stefania Morra GOAL…Lady Lynx Brittany Moore passes behind defender and ball doesn’t roll out of bounds. Fury defender at 15 yards crosses back to another defender who falls and Morra steals ball and eludes sprawling goalie Vanessa Philips-Bosshart at 8 yards running even with goal and from 8 yards boots ball into middle of net beyond another defender standing on line.
30 min...Lynx goalie charges left to dive on through ball ahead of Fury Valerio but she only gets piece of it but has time to get up and dive on it again before Fury Valerio can recover.
31 min...Fury Parker 18 yard shot up middle deflects off defender for goalie to grab.
32 min...Lynx Marton 35 yards freekick is wide right of net.
33 min...Lynx Morra charges for long through ball. Goalie slips but recovers to pick up ball on edge of box.
35 min...Fury Laue gets short pass and 5 yard shot from left is wide right of net.
36 min...Fury MacCormack cornerkick from right has leaping defender head ball through box to left.
37 min...Lynx Romagnuolo 35 yard freekick down middle that's wide left of net.
40 min...Fury Parker cross from right has Fury player not able to turn header.
40 min...Fury MacCormack cornerkick from left has ball cleared from box.
42 min...Fury Parker on give and go play kicks 25 yard shot wide left of net.
43 min...Lynx goalie picks up 30 yard through ball cross from right.
46 min...Lynx Beckles clears ball in Lynx box to end Fury pressure.
46 min...half ends 4:52pm.
2nd Half:...starts 5:12pm.
halftime subs:...Lynx Schwarz replaces Bodashefky.
46 min...Lynx Romagnuolo 30 yard freekick up middle to left and Lynx Marton heads ball across box but cleared from 8 yards.
47 min...Fury goalie charges out to beat Lynx Morra to through ball.
48 min...Lynx Blair 40 yard chip from right is caught by goalie.
49 min...Lynx Morra centers ball from right to Lynx Ruhe Lischke who on 1 on 2 rush is finally checked off ball.
52 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Schwarz for knocking down Fury player at Lynx 22 yards.
53 min…Fury Leah Robinson GOAL…Robinson 22 yard freekick from center tucks ball into right corner of net beyond flying goalie just inside post.
56 min...Lynx Ruhe Lischke run on right wing and crosses from end line over Lynx players in box waiting for pass.
57 min...Lynx Schwarz injured near center line.
61 min...Fury Moscato wins freekick when squashed by two defenders at Lynx 20 yards.
62 min...Fury Robinson 22 yard freekick from slight left is just over bar.
62 min...Fury sub...Julien replaces Valerio.
63 min...Fury Moscato blasts partial clearance from 20 yards on right well over Lynx net.
64 min...Lynx sub...Melander replaces Moore (who I found out was having asthma problems).
69 min…Lady Lynx RED card…Claire Ramsdale earns a direct Red card from referee Claude Henoud for a sliding tackle of Fury player at Fury 22 yard line.
71 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Romagnuolo for sliding tackle on Fury player.
72 min...Fury Nault 30 yard freekick up middle is blocked by defender on edge of box.
75 min...Fury Laue 30 yard shot over players and well over net.
77 min…Fury Annie Hamel GOAL…Fury Kelly Parker run up middle and passes forward at 18 yards to charging Hamel who shoots 12 yarder to left side of net.
78 min...Fury sub...Sjoman replaces Axon.
81 min...Fury Moscato 22 yard freekick from left is curled to goalie.
82 min...Lynx sub...McCalla replaces Qually.
...........Lynx sub...Bisnott replaces Beckles.
83 min...Lynx Schwarz 30 yard freekick from left has goalie catch in front of four players.
84 min...Fury Laue 15 yard shot on right is into outside webbing of net.
84 min...Fury Parker is centered ball and blasts 20 yarder well wide right of net.
85 min...Lynx Morra 35 yard shot from right is caught by goalie.
86 min...Lynx Ruhe Lischke shot from 10 yards on left is deflected for cornerkick.
86 min...Lynx Romagnuolo cornerkick from left is cleared by closest Fury player who starts fast break out.
87 min...Lynx player's cornerkick from left is over players in box.
87 min...Fury Hamel rush on left has pass to Fury Parker who lines up 20 yard shot but sends it well over net.
89 min...Fury goalie charges forward to punch away Lynx Schwarz 45 yard cross from left.
90 min...Lynx Melander slides to get 20 yard shot upp middle that's mothered by goalie.
92 min...game ends 5:59pm.
Final Score:……..Toronto Lady Lynx………2……….Ottawa Fury………4……….
Attendance was announced at 947 on this hot and sunny day. I expect at least 400 people actually showed up to make a loud and boisterous crowd. Many youth teams were in the crowd today.
Both teams had perfect records before the game with the Lady Lynx at 4-0 and the Fury at 2-0 and neither team giving up any goals this season.
The Lady Lynx have never beaten the Fury in three years of regular season and playoff games. With Sudbury Canadians having their franchise revoked, the Lynx now have two games in Ottawa instead of the usual one. The Fury shortened their road trip by not having to play Sudbury yesterday.
The Fury dominated the early going with most of the first 20 minutes being played in the Toronto end. The Lady Lynx eventually played well enough to tie the game up but the Fury had a shots and chances advantage overall.
Referee Claude Henoud gave all today’s cards to the Lady Lynx. His first one at 52 minutes to halftime sub Daniela Schwarz for knocking down a Fury player set up their winning goal for the freekick from 22 yards. His direct Red card at 69 minutes to Claire Ramsdale took much of the pressure off the Fury as they now had an extra player to clear the ball or on rushes. (I thought it was worth no more than a Yellow). Tina Romagnuolo earned the last Yellow card at 71 minutes for another sliding tackle. Some hecklers in the crowd were on the referee for the rest of the game after the winning goal.
Last year the Fury got all the way to the W-League Championship game before losing to Vancouver Whitecaps. This year the Fury are getting by without Diana Matheson, Rhian Wilkinson, Robin Gayle, Taryn Swiatek, Leisha Alcia and Amy Vermeulen who are all committed to the Canadian Women’s World Cup team based in Vancouver. The Lady Lynx aren’t as strong as last year as they had quite a few players stay down in the US after the college term ended and play for local teams.
The Lady Lynx have to hold off the Laval Comets in their division for a chance to play Ottawa again in the playoffs.
Fury player with the ball in the midfield.
Tina Romagnulo takes a second half freekick for the Lady Lynx.
Lady Lynx players signing autographs after the game.
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