July 8, 2009 W-League Toronto Lady Lynx vs Laval Comets (from Lynx media release)
TORONTO LADY LYNX GAME REPORT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESENTED BY CAW - THE CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS UNION
Lady Lynx Felled by Comets
Laval defeats Toronto 2-0
Date: July 8, 2009
Venue: Hershey Centre, Mississauga ON
Final Score: Toronto 0 (0) Laval 2 (1)
The Toronto Lady Lynx’ winless streak reached three games this afternoon with a 2-0 loss to the Laval Comets on the club’s annual Youth Day at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. The loss drops the Lady Lynx record to 3-4-4 (13 points) on the season, and marks the first time in club history that the team’s record has dropped below the .500 mark. Laval improves to 6-4-1 (19 points) on the year, and the team remains in fourth place in the competitive Great Lakes Division, six points clear of Toronto in fifth. The Comets sweep the season series from the Lady Lynx, and have now won three consecutive matches between the two rivals.
The match was an even affair throughout, with the two teams sharing possession and both creating scoring chances. As has been the case in recent matches, however, the Lady Lynx were unable to convert their opportunities into goals and find the scoreboard.
Laval opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Julie Casselman broke into the Lady Lynx penalty area and blasted a rocket into the top left corner past a diving Justine Bernier. The visitors doubled their lead in the 68th minute when the Toronto was unable to clear the ball from their end, and Josée Charron potted a Marie-Eve Jacques pass into the Lady Lynx net.
Toronto attacked ferociously in the final twenty two minutes following the second Comets marker, but could not put the ball past the Laval keeper. The team saw their best opportunity rattle off the crossbar as the clock wound down, and Laval held on for the hard-fought victory.
The Lady Lynx’ home stand continues this coming Sunday when they welcome their bitter rivals the Ottawa Fury to the Hershey Centre for a 1:00 PM kick-off. Due to the City of Toronto outside worker’s strike which has closed Centennial Stadium, the Lady Lynx will play their final three remaining home games at the Mississauga venue. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Lynx ticket hotline at 416-251-4625 x 31, or at the stadium box office one hour prior to kick-off.
Final Score: Toronto 0 (0) Laval 2 (1) Lineups: Toronto: Bernier, Chapman, Henderson, Conley, Rustad, Mangal, Agueci, Morra, Brown, Dimitrakopoulos (Schroter, 58), Frederick Laval: Coulomb, Walsh, Filion, Acton, Pinard, Robbins, Busilacchi (Jacques, 65), Charron (Cordisee), Dumount, Casselman, Delage Officials: Referee: Joe Piacente Referee’s Assistants: Matthew Arduini, John Williams 4th Official: Michael Bradley Cautions: Toronto: 0 Laval: 0 Ejections: Toronto: 0 Laval: 0 Shots: Toronto 8 Laval 10 Saves: Toronto 7 Laval 5 Fouls: Toronto 8 Laval 12 Offsides: Toronto 3 Laval 4 Corners: Toronto 0 Laval 6 Scorers: Toronto: None Laval 13’ Casselman 68’ Charron (Jacques)
The Lady Lynx’ next game is home to Ottawa on July 12 at 1:00 PM at the Hershey Centre
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
ROB IRWIN, MEDIA RELATIONS
416-251-4625 ext. 23
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