Result of the Wednesday July 8th, 2009 W-League game between Toronto Lady Lynx and Laval Comets played at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga at 11:00am.

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

................1 Justine Bernier
........19 Stephanie Conley...13 Clare Rustad (cpt)...17 Erica Henderson
18 Sinead Brown...7 Stefania Morra...14 Tessa Dimitrakopoulos...11 Allysha Chapman...20 Giselle Mangal
.............15 Jen Agueci...22 Victoria Frederick

Subs:...2 Jamie Schroter (def)...16 Oni Bernard (def)...24 Courney Clarke (def)...26 Nicole Mailloux (def)
team officials:...head coach Danny Stewart...assistant coach Paul DeAbreu...goalkeeping coach Joe doctor Dr Frank Markus...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth

Laval Comets (all white, black numbers)

................0 Marie-Michelle Coulomb
........3 Cindy Walsh (cpt)...15 Kathryn Acton...4 Veronique Filion
9 Josee Charron...5 Sarah Robbins...23 Julie Casselman...22 Constance De Chantal Dumont...16 Pascale Pinard
.............18 Catherine Delage...8 Josee Busilacchi

Subs:...-- Catherine Cadieux (gk)...6 Marie-Eve Jacques (mid)...10 Venessa Cordisco (mid)
team officials:...head coach Lyonel Joseph

Game officials:...referee Joe Piacente...referee's assistants Matthew Arduini and John Williams...fourth official Michael Bradley...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st starts 11:14pm...Lynx defend south end on this warm sunny day with a breeze from the north. As there is no scoreboard, all times are converted from my wristwatch.
2 min...Comets Robbins shot through crowd of players wide left of net from 20 yards.
3 min...Lynx Agueci low cross from right endline from 20 yards is smothered by goalie.
4 min...Comets Casselman cross from 20 yards on left has Comets Charron chest from 10 yards but ball bounces to goalie.
5 min...Lynx Conley chips 35 yarder from right that's caught by goalie.
7 min...Comets Robbins cornerkick from left is short and her recross has play whistled down in box.
12 min...Lynx Agueci cross from right on rush has Lynx Frederick head ball wide left from 8 yards on right.
13 min...Comets Busilacchi on rush to through ball on left crosses behind net from end line.
13 min…Comets Julie Casselman GOAL…Casselman rushes and 20 yard shot from middle is into right corner of net under diving goalie Justine Bernier.
14 min...Comets goalie smothers 30 yard shot from left.
18 min...Comets Busilacchi long run along left line and low cross through box is cleared by defender.
19 min...Comets Busilacchi high cross from left from 15 yards is well wide right for goalkick.
24 min...Lynx Frederick run down middle and 22 yard blast is caught by goaie in center of net.
26 min...Lynx Agueci run down left but she pushes ball over end line.
30 min...Comets Busilacchi rush on left and blasts shot off head of Lynx Rustad for cornerkick.
31 min...Comets Robbins cornerkick from left has Comets player redirect ball but goalie clears from left post.
36 min...Comets Casselman centered pass from right and her 25 yard shot is well wide left of net.
37 min...Comets Walsh 20 yard freekick from left post is over player wall but bends to goalie in center of net.
41 min...Comets Charron is ordered off the field to charge a bloody sock. She returns to the game three minutes later.
43 min...Comets Dumont low cross from 20 yards on left endline is caught by goalie.
45 min...Comets Casselman 20 yard freekick fromright is well high and wide left of net.
47 min...half ends 12:01pm.

Halftime entertainment included a pizza box race and the Lynxster was here.

2nd Half:...starts 12:14pm. The weather is now overcast.
47 min...Lynx Mangal cross from left 20 yards has Comets Acton chest ball down at 12 yards and clear.
49 min...Comets Charron is injured on her sliding tackle and leaves field.
50 min...Comets Robbins is centered ball and her 22 yard shot is through defenders well high and wide right of net.
51 min...Lynx Frederick run onright wing and her low 25 yard shot rolls to goalie.
53 min...Comets Busilacchi cross from left has play whistled down on edge of box.
54 min...Lynx Mangal low cross from left has defender clear.
55 min...Comets Busilacchi long run on left and shoots ball wdie left of net from 20 yards.
56 min...Comets Busilacchi cross from left endline from 15 yards has Comets Delage miss header at 2 yards.
57 min...Comets Busilacchi 20 yard shot deflects off defender.
58 min...Lynx sub...Schroter replaces Dimitrakopoulos.
58 min...Comets Robbins two cornerkicks from left has ball twice knocked behind end line.
59 min...Comets Delage cornerkick that's knocked around in box and Lynx Rustad clears.
61 min...Lynx Chapman cross from left has Lynx player tip header and Lynx Schroter on right crosses wide left from 12 yards.
62 min...Comets Charron rolls cross from right and Comets Casselman turns and cuts 20 yard roller wide right of net.
65 min...Comets sub...Jacques replaces Busilacchi.
66 min...Lynx Rustad 40 yard freekick from left has defender pop up header and Lynx Schroter heads ball wide right from 6 yards.
68 min…Comets Josee Charron GOAL…Lady Lynx goalie stops shot from 15 yards on left and pops up rebound which defender whiffs on clearance kick and Charron shoots 10 yarder from right into short right side of net.
75 min...Lynx Chapman cross from 45 yards on left has Lynx Henderson chest down, turn and fire 22 yarder high and wide left of net.
77 min...Lynx Rustad 35 yard freekick from left has play flagged for offside.
78 min...Comets Delage shoots 10 yarder that sliding goalie deflects over net after Comets Casselman shot. Lynx goalie had missed diving for ball on charge and could only block shot.
78 min...Comets Casselman cornerkick from right has her recover partial clearance but shoots ball wide right from 12 yards.
79 min...Comets Charron cross from right is low and cleared from box.
83 min...Comets sub...Cordisco replaces Charron.
84 min...Lynx Morra 10 yard lob down middle has shot hit cros bar and goalie palms away rebound.
88 min...Comets Casselman rolls cross through player in box and Comets player's shot has sprawling goalie make 7 yard save.
89 min...Comets Jacques rush on left and cross over box has goalie grab ball ahead of Comets Cordisco at 5 yards on right.
91 min...Lynx Rustad 40 yard freekick from right is over players wide left of net.
91 ends 1:00pm.

Final Score:……….Toronto Lady Lynx……..0…………Laval Comets……..2……..

Attendance was about 150 on this special matinee game on this warm sunny day. The sky clouded up in the second half and a light rain started after the game ended. The game had been moved from Centennial Stadium because of the City of Toronto workers strike. While most of the headlines have been about no garbage pickup, this game was effected by both the movement of the game to this alternate site within the last week and the fact that many of the summer camps where children who make up the attendance at these matinee games have been cancelled because of the strike. Previous year’s summer camp games usually have 800 to 1000.

The teams took to field after 11:00am when the soccer camps permit ended. I heard the Lady Lynx and Comets warmed up at the indoor complex before this game. As soon as the game ended more soccer camps took the field for their 1:00pm times.

Lady Lynx didn’t play well at all in this game. They would have to have had a 100% chance to goal efficiency to earn a tie as they didn’t have more than about two good chances the whole game. There’s was always one more defender on the edge of the box to prevent a shot on goal. Forward passes would always seem to roll behind the end line on the artificial turf. Their defence played competently to limit the Comets chances but goalie Justine Bernier didn’t play well being a bit timid on through balls and not able to cleanly catch long shots.

Comets only brought three subs including a goaltender but actually out-subbed (with two) Lady Lynx who only made one sub. Marie-Michelle Coulomb earned the shutout for the Comets. Lady Lynx only listed four subs but are short five regulars who are away on national team training. The team also just played to a 1-1 tie on Monday night against Hamilton.

Today’s game in effect eliminated the Lady Lynx from any hope of post season play. They had to pass the Comets and a few other teams in the standings. New franchises Buffalo Flash and Quebec City Admirals have come into the league and knocked the Lady Lynx out of their usual Top 3 finish. Next game for Lady Lynx is against the first place Ottawa Fury on Sunday at the Hershey Centre at 1:00pm.

Rocket Robin

Lady Lynx players

Comets players

Comets ready to start the game.

Comets Kathryn Acton brings down ball.

Comets rush

Lady Lynx Clare Rustad brings out ball.

Comets Cindy Walsh freekick blast near edge of box.

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