Result of the Sunday July 12, 2009 W-League game between Toronto Lady Lynx and Ottawa Fury played at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga at 1:00pm.

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

...............1 Justine Bernier
24 Courtney Clarke...13 Clare Rustad...26 Nicole Mailloux...11 Allysha Chapman
15 Jen Agueci...17 Erica Henderson...7 Stefania Morra...5 Hayley MacDonald...22 Victoria Frederick
.................20 Giselle Mangal

Subs:...2 Jamie Schroter (def)...6 Adrienne Ruhe Lischke (fwd)...9 Nathalie Urbas (fwd)...14 Tessa Dimitrakopoulos (fwd/mid)...18 Sinead Brown (def/mid)...19 Stephanie Conley (def)
team officials:...head coach Danny Stewart...assistant coach Paul DeAbreu...goalkeeping coach Joe doctor Dr Frank Markus...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth

Ottawa Fury (all white, black names and numbers)

...............00 Jasmine Phillips
2 Ria Percival...5 Danielle Johnson...3 Anna Caniglia...7 Katie Bethke
10 Sari Raber...4 Anne Houliston...8 Jennifer Hance...17 Hayley Moorwood
............9 Amber Hearn...11 Michelle Evans

Subs:...0 Yewande Balogun (gk)...6 Amanda Robinson (mid)...12 Emma Kete (mid)...13 Courtney Wetzel (mid)...14 Jayne Eadie (mid)...15 Melissa Busque (mid)...18 Tina Romagnuolo (mid)
team officials:...head coach Craig Smith

Game officials:...referee Michael Izzo...referee's assistants Alex Hearn and James Bliss...fourth official Alexis Vaughan...(red shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st starts 1:02pm...Lynx defend south end and this warm sunny day with a wind from the west...As there is no scoreboard, all times are converted from my wristwatch.
1 min...Fury Bethke curves 30 yard shot between crowd of players from left that's caught by goalie.
8 min...Fury Houliston injured at Lynx 40 yard line with a new injury. Play resumes three minutes later.
11 min...Fury Hance 45 yard freekick from right bounces wide left for goalkick.
13 min...Fury sub...Romagnuolo replaces injured Hance.
14 min...Fury Hance cross from 25 yards on right has Fury Hearn head 10 yarder from left wide left of net.
15 min...Lynx Frederick pops up 12 yard shot on left that goalie catches.
16 min...Lynx Rustad 60 yard freekick from right has defender head ball away from edge of box.
17 min...Fury Hance 55 yard freekick from right has defender head ball away from edge of box.
20 min...Lynx Clarke long throw-in from right has defender head away on edge of box.
23 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Moorwood for knocking over Fury player on rush.
24 min...Fury Percival 25 yard freekick on left hits head in player wall and bounces wide right of net.
25 min...Fury Evans cornerkick from right has Fury Johnson head ball wide left from 5 yards on left.
27 min...Fury Raber has first shot blocked then turns and rolls 12 yarder wide right of post.
28 min...Lynx Frederick 30 yard cross is low from left and bounces to goalie.
30 min...Fury goalie beats Lynx player charging in from 35 yard cross.
32 min...Fury Evans cornerkick from right has leaping goalie punch ball wide left for cornerkick.
32 min...Fury Bethke cornerkick from left has defender clear.
34 min...Lynx Rustad from 50 yards rolls pass and Lynx Frederick weak 25 yard roller from left to goalie.
38 min...Fury Bethke curls cross from 30 yards on left has goalie catch in crowd of players.
39 min...Fury goalie slides to edge of box to beat Lynx forward to ball.
40 min...Fury Percival 45 yard freekick from left is just over leaping players in box and wide right for goalkick.
40 min...Fury player's 30 yard cross from right is wide left of net for goalkick.
45 min...Fury Bethke cross from 25 yards on left has diving Fury Moorwood not able to connect on 4 yarder.
46 min...half ends 1:48pm.

Halftime entertainment had no celebration of Mascot Day which was supposed to be today's theme.

2nd Half:...starts 2:03pm.
47 min...Lynx Henderson 45 yard freekick from right has Fury Hearn head ball away on edge of box.
48 min...Lynx Mangal beats Fury Caniglia to ball rolling out and wins cornerkick.
49 min…Lady Lynx Giselle Mangal GOAL…LL Erica Henderson cornerkick from right has LL Stefania Morra take 8 yard shot and Fury goalie Jasmine Phillips block sprawling on left side. Mangal kicks 5 yard rebound into left side of net.
50 min...Fury Romagnuolo 18 yard blast caught by sprawling goalie.
52 min...Fury Johnson pass from 50 yards down midddle has Fury Hearn blast well over net from 20 yards.
53 min...Fury Hearn charge on left and low 18 yard shot is saved by sliding goalie at 8 yards with defender clearing rebound.
57 min…Lady Lynx Erica Henderson GOAL…LL Clare Rustad 25 yard freekick from left side has Henderson leap and head 3 yarder into short right side of net.
57 min...Fury sub...Kete replaces Raber.
57 min...Fury Kete shot from 10 yards spins off Lynx Chapman and back for goalie to grab.
58 min...Fury Evans cornerkick from right has Fury forward head ball over net.
59 min...Lynx sub...Urbas replaces Mangal.
62 min...Fury Kete 12 yard shot from extreme right is caught by goalie.
62 min...Fury Hance turns and cuts 20 yard roller through crowd of players to goalie.
67 min...Lynx sub...Ruhe Lischke replaces Morra.
.........Fury sub...Wetzel replaces Bethke. (so both teams sub their #7 players at the same time)
69 min...Fury Evans cross from 20 yards on left is behind net.
73 min...Fury Percival throw-in from right has Fury Hearn spin and scuff cross from 20 yards behind end line.
74 min...Fury Kete charge for through pass on right and crosses over box. Fury Evans pushes ball over end line.
75 min...Fury Wetzel 22 yard blast of partial clearance is just over Lynx net.
76 min...Fury Percival 55 yard freekick has Lynx defenders prevent shot on edge of box.
76 min...Fury Kete cross from right near end line from 25 yards is caught by goalie.
77 min...Lynx Chapman charges on left for crossed ball and 25 yard shot is wide left.
78 min...Fury Evans cross from 25 yards on left is caught by goalie who holds ball although bumped into.
79 min...Lynx Urbas gets pushed through pass but first touch is too far from 30 yards and rolls ball to goalie.
81 min...Fury Evans 25 yard freekick from right has ball partially cleared and Fury Wetzel 20 yard shot is well wide left.
82 min...Fury goalie beats Lynx Agueci to pick up through ball.
84 min...Lynx Clarke charge down right but is body blocked by defender and ball rolls over end line.
85 min...Fury Moorwood flubs 12 yarder after cross from left and ball rolls to goalie.
89 min...Fury Evans 25 yard freekick down middle is caught by goalie.
90 min...Lynx Urbas rush on right side and low 20 yard shot is stopped by diving goalie and spin of ball is stopped by defender.
91 min...Fury Evans 22 yard shot in crowd of players has ball caught by goalie on left post.

Final Score:…Toronto Lady Lynx……2…..Ottawa Fury………0………..

Attendance was about 100 on this warm and sunny day with a wind from the west. Today’s theme was Mascot Day but only the Lynxster was there.

Today the Lady Lynx played the best game of the year to climb back to a 4-4-4 match for the season against the perennial division winners Ottawa Fury. The Lady Lynx had never beaten the Fury at home (once last year on the road) since they came into the league in 2005. I was thinking back to the days of the Toronto Inferno but goalkeeping coach Joe Nucifora who held the same position for that team remembers the Inferno beat Ottawa when the Fury first got their franchise. Yes! My web page does list a home win in 2001 and two home wins against them in 2002.

Justine Bernier earned the shutout for the Lady Lynx. She had a crucial save between the two Lady Lynx goals when at 53 minutes when ten-goal scorer Amber Hearn charged on left and her 18 yard shot is saved by Bernier’s sliding save at 8 yards with a defender clearing rebound. She had to make other saves as well but the Fury were threatened by the tough defence and rushed shots and had their timing put off. Clare Rustad was the best Lady Lynx defender. Fury outshot the hometown team 14 to 5.

Michael Izzo was the referee in today’s game and only gave out one card for a hard played but fair game.

The Fury has a logo for The Ottawa Citizen on their uniforms. In past years the rival paper The Ottawa Sun was the sponsor. This was the first year that the Fury have had names for the players on their backs which is not a common practice in the W-League.

Rocket Robin

Lady Lynx starters

Fury starters

Lady Lynx kick off to start the game.

Lady Lynx Hayley MacDonald ready for header.

Lady Lynx Erica Henderson chases ball.

action near center circle

Fury Riad Percival takes throw-in.

Fury Ria Percival waiting for ball.

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