Result of the Sunday May 31, 2009 W-League game between Toronto Lady Lynx and Rochester Ravens played at Oshawa Civic Stadium in Oshawa at 4:00pm.

Toronto Lady Lynx (all black, yellow numbers and trim)

................1 Justine Bernier
27 Kayla Afonso...4 Lexi Marton...17 Erica Henderson...11 Allysha Chapman
.............13 Clare Rustad...8 Caroline Szwed...3 Bryana McCarthy
............20 Giselle Mangal...22 Victoria Frederick...12 Tiffany Cameron

Subs:...2 Jamie Schroter (def)...6 Adrienne Ruhe Lischke (fwd)...7 Stefania Morra (fwd)...14 Tessa Dimitrakopoulos (fwd/mid)...18 Sinead Brown (def/mid)...19 Stephanie Conley (def)...23 Alyssa Lagonia (mid)
team officials:...head coach Danny Stewart...assistant coach Paul DeAbreu...goalkeeping coach Joe Nucifora...team doctor Dr Frank Markus...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth

Rochester Ravens (white socks and shirts, black shorts and numbers)

..................0 Brittany Debole
.........17 Casey Zimny...2 Meaghan Magee...24 Kristina Cristofori
22 Kyra Petrole...18 Brittany Godin...25 Natalie Hojnacki...13 Ashley Hughes
...........23 Alyssa Barrett...14 Amy O'Sullivan...11 Jessica Shufelt

Subs:...4 Rosanne Simiele (mid)...5 Laura Ellis (def)...6 Emily Kelly (def)...9 Bethany Allport (fwd)...20 Brittany Heist (fwd)...21 Leighana Krzyzanowski (fwd)...26 Brittany Kinmond (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Mark Howlett...assistant coaches Steve Christenson and John Berardicurti

Game officials:...referee Lisa McNeil...referee's assistants Patti Peebles and Alexis Vaughan...fourth official Sharon Welsby...(neon green shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 4:08pm...Lynx defend south end on this mild late afternoon with a strong gusty wind from the north. The mayor of Oshawa takes the ceremonial first kick.
3 min...Lynx Cameron cross from right endline has defender concede cornerkick.
4 min...Lynx McCarthy cornerkick from right has ball cleared.
4 min…Lady Lynx Clare Rustad GOAL…Lynx Lexi Marton center ball from 10 yards on left and Rustad pokes 6 yard shot under goalie Brittany Debole in center of net.
6 min...Lynx player cross from left end line 20 yards is over players in box.
7 min...Lynx Cameron rush on left pushes ball too far forward and 12 yard shot has goalie deflect wide left of net.
8 min...Lynx Szwed cornerkick from left has Lynx Marton not able to turn header at 7 yards and ball tips out of box for throw-in.
11 min...Lynx Marton 50 yard freekick from right bounces to goalie wide left of net.
12 min...Lynx Cameron cuts back ball after running to right end line and Lynx Rustad weakly rolls 10 yard shot to goalie.
12 min...Lynx Chapman cross from 40 yards on left has Lynx Mangal on right roll 15 yard shot wide right of net.
13 min...Ravens Zimny 45 yard freekick from right has defender pop up header at 20 yards and goalie catch at 1 yard.
14 min...Lynx Frederick cross from right has Lynx McCarthy head 12 yarder that's grabbed by goalie.
15 min...Lynx Cameron rush on left and then diagonally cuts to goal but rolls 12 yarder wide right of net.
17 min...Lynx Szwed cornerkick from left is short and Lynx McCarthy shoots 12 yard shot from left but it's over net wide right.
21 min...Lynx Chapman cross from 40 yards on left has Lynx Cameron pop up header at 15 yards in box but ball is cleared.
23 min...Lynx McCarthy rush on left and has two tries at shots in box but both are blocked.
23 min...Lynx Chapman cross into box from left and defender clears ball.
25 min...Lynx Mangal cuts 25 yard shot well over net.
26 min...Ravens Shufelt rush on left dekes defender and 25 yard shot is wide left of net.
27 min...Lynx McCarthy cross from left from 15 yards is headed by defender away.
28 min…Lady Lynx Tiffany Cameron GOAL…Lynx Clare Rustad from 60 yards chips ball down middle and Cameron on breakaway from 40 yards rushes down middle and rolls shot from 15 yards under sprawling goalie into center of net.
29 min...Lynx Cameron rush on left runs and chips from 15 yards across box.
31 min...Lynx Cameron rush down left and crosses wide right of box.
32 min...Lynx Frederick cross over players in box from left; a partial clearance has Lynx Afonso roll 30 yard shot to goalie.
33 min…Lady Lynx Tiffany Cameron GOAL…Cameron steals ball off Ravens Meagan Magee as last defender at 25 yards and rushes to 12 yards and rolls shot into left side of net.
36 min...Lynx Chapman cross from left 20 yards has Lynx player pop up header at 10 yards.
36 min...Lynx McCarthy 30 yard high ball down middle has goalie catch ball under bar.
39 min...Lynx Cameron in Ravens box taps back pass and Lynx Rustad shanks 15 yard shot wide of net.
40 min...Lynx Frederick cross from left has Lynx McCarthy push pass to Lynx Cameron on line and point blank 5 yard stop by goalie giving up a cornerkick.
41 min...Lynx player's cornerkick from right is cleared from box.
42 min...Lynx Cameron sent on breakaway from 30 yards down middle and rolls 12 yard shot that hits left goalpost.
43 min...Ravens Hughes 50 yard shot from right bounces to goalie.
43 min...Ravens Hughes injured near center line.
44 min...Ravens Petrole 35 yard freekick from left has goalie catch.
45 min...Lynx Cameron 10 yard shot from far right is over net.
45 min...Ravens sub...Allport replaces injured Hughes.
46 min...Lynx McCarthy launches 8 yard shot over net after Lynx Cameron had run in from right and passed to her.
47 min...half ends 4:55pm.

Halftime:...there's a mini game between children's teams on the field but the pizz box race was cancelled as it was too windy.

2nd Half:...starts 5:11pm...it's still windy.
halftime subs:...Lynx Morra replaces Mangal.
................Lynx Schroter replaces Afonso.
...............Lynx Lagonia replaces Szwed.
47 min...Lynx Frederick low cross from 20 yards on wide right and goalie grabs.
49 min...Ravens Hojnacki 18 yard roller is saved by diving goalie.
50 min...Lynx Frederick rush on right and deflection for cornerkick off defender.
51 min...Lynx McCarthy cornerkick from right is over players in box crossed back to her and crossed over box again.
52 min...Lynx Morra gets pass for 2 on 1 and rushes pass to Lynx Afonso whose 15 yard shot that goalie pushes high and wide right of post.
53 min...Lynx McCarthy cornerkick from right is sailed high over players in box and bounces for goalkick.
54 min...Ravens goalie charges to 20 yards to beat Lynx Cameron to through ball down middle.
55 min...Lynx Schroter cross from 40 yards on right bounces wide left for goalkick.
58 min...Ravens sub...Simiele replaces Barrett.
58 min...Ravens Petrole freekick from 30 yards has defender partially cleared. Ravens player takes low blasted shot that's saved by diving goalie.
59 min...Lynx Rustad 25 yard freekick hits foot in player wall. Lynx Schroter 12 yard shot has flying goalie push wide right and Lynx Morra boots 5 yarder over net.
60 min...Lynx sub...Ruhe Lischke replaces Cameron.
61 min...Ravens player's cornerkick from right has three header and Ravens win cornerkick from left.
62 min...Ravens Shufelt cornerkick from left has goalie fist ball out of box in crowd of players.
64 min…Lady Lynx Adrienne Ruhe Lischke GOAL…Lynx Allysha Chapman chips pass from her own side of center to Ruhe Lischke who holds off Ravens Meagan Magee on long rush down left and rolls 12 yard shot into right corner of net.
65 min...Lynx McCarthy cross from left has Ravens player concede cornerkick.
65 min...Lynx McCarthy cornerkick from left has Lynx player hit crossbar on 10 yard header.
66 min...Lynx Marton rolls 10 yard shot that goalie smothers.
66 min...Ravens goalie catches and a ball and holds on as Ruhe Lischke bumps into her and Ravens win freekick.
67 min...Lynx sub...Dimitrakopoulos replaces McCarthy.
67 min...Lynx Ruhe Lischke pass to Lynx Morra who passes back and shot from 10 yards is just off target.
68 min...Ravens sub...Kinmond replaces Shufelt.
70 min...Ravens sub...Heist replaces Zimny.
73 min...Lynx Chapman charges up left eluding defenders and rolls 7 yard cross. Lynx Chapman recovers partial clearance and boots over net from 10 yards.
73 min...Ravens sub...Ellis replaces O'Sullivan.
75 min…Lady Lynx Stefania Morra GOAL…Morra gets Lynx Allysha Chapman’s chipped pass from 60 yards and she’s in alone from 50 yards down middle and she rolls 15 yard shot just inside the right post.
76 min...Lynx Rustad 22 yard freekick from right has ball chipped just wide of left post.
78 min...Lynx sub...Brown replaces Henderson.
79 min…Lady Lynx Stefania Morra GOAL…Lynx Adrienne Ruhe Lischke rolls pass down middle from center line and Morra after long run rolls 15 yard roller that’s under sprawling goalie.
82 min…Lady Lynx Adrienne Ruhe Lischke GOAL…Lynx Lexi Marton pops header pass from 60 yards that finds Ruhe Lischke between two defenders and she rushes down middle alone from 45 yards and her 10 yard shot in into short right side of net.
84 min...Ravens sub...Kelly replaces Magee.
85 min...Lynx Lagonia pushes pass from 35 yards has Lynx Frederick rush from 25 yards on right and low 10 yard shot saved by sprawling goalie.
86 min...Ravens Petrole 35 yard freekick from right is blasted well over net.
88 min...Lynx Chapman run from 70 yards and shoots roller from 20 yards as defender was pushing her is saved by goalie.
89 min...Lynx Morra knocks down cross from right with foot on edge of box but she's checked off the ball.
90 min...Lynx Chapman 35 yard chip from left is caught by goalie on bounce.
91 min...game ends 5:57pm.

Final Score:………Toronto Lady Lynx……..7…………Rochester Ravens…………0………..

Attendance was officially given at 512 as today was called “Celebrating Durham Women in Soccer Day” and was made up of many girls from soccer clubs in the region. Smart that in the printed program today they featured local Lady Lynx player Bryanna McCarthy who was born in nearby Ajax.

Lady Lynx dominated this game right from the beginning. Tiffany Cameron scored two first half goals and the scorer gave her a generous ten shots on net in that first 45 minutes. The team started wholesale changes at halftime. 2008 MVP Stefania Morra was one of the three changes and she scored twice and 2007 MVP Adrienne Ruhe Lischke subbed in at 60 minutes replacing Cameron and had time for two goals. Morra was still taking exams at York University at the beginning of the season. A labour dispute had pushed the school terms back at that institute. Ruhe Lischke had played for Ottawa Fury in 2008 but is back for the team this season and this was only her second game of the season. In theory, either of these two could replace Cameron as a starter for a higher “shots to goals” ratio.

Lady Lynx got caught offside quite a few times but many of their rushes worked and their forwards were away on breakaways.

Justine Bernier earned the shutout for the Lady Lynx only having to make a few saves from more than 20 yards away.

Lady Lynx head coach Danny Stewart told me after the game that he was happy for the comeback after settling for two 1-1 ties against London Gryphons in their last two games.

Referee Lisa McNeil led an all female officiating crew today and didn’t give out any cards for a game that wasn’t rough.

The Lynxster mascot wasn’t at today’s game. Tony the Tiger from the breakfast cereal company was posing for photos with many of the kids in attendance. The halftime pizza box relay race for fans was cancelled because the wind would have blown the empty boxes away before they could be picked up.

The win lifts the Lady Lynx to a 2 wins, 0 losses, and 2 ties record. Their two wins came against the Ravens and their two ties were against London Gryphons. Ravens have lost all four of their games this season. Last season the female Rochester Rhinos came to play in the match held in Oshawa last year and lost 8-0 but they only brought 11 players.

Next Lady Lynx home game is not until Sunday June 21st at 4:00pm at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke against the new team Buffalo Flash who are unique in this league for being a professional team. They beat the Ravens 6-0 in Rochester on Friday night.

Rocket Robin
robing@eol.ca


Lady Lynx starters


Ravens starters


Lady Lynx Tiffany Cameron #12 and Victoria Frederick #22 ready to start the game.


Lady Lynx players on rush.


Lady Lynx Giselle Mangal shot is deflected for cornerkick with goalie caught out of play.


Lady Lynx players on another rush.


Ball sent into Ravens box.

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