May 23, 2011 W-League--Ravens Open Season With Victory (from www.rochesterravens.com)
Ravens Open Season With Victory Defeat Toronto Lunx 2-1 on Sunday night Rochester Ravens News Release -- www.rochesterravens.com Monday, May 23, 2011 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Ravens made more history Sunday night when they won their first game of the season for the first time in the franchise’s short history. The Ravens beat the Toronto Lady Lynx 2-1 at the Ontario Soccer Centre thanks to a pair of goals by Chelsea Kuss, who scored in the eighth minute on an assist from Erica Henderson and what proved to be the game-winner in the 34th minute off an assist from Haley Marks. Toronto got a goal back in the 53rd minute through Kodee Williams, but were unable to find an equalizer in the remainder of the second half. “Defensively we played extremely well,” said Ravens coach Adam Schwartz. “We were very organized in the back and our intelligent defending really helped us. In addition, our attack generated at least a half dozen quality scoring opportunities and we were able to finish two of them. I am very pleased with our team’s performance.” In addition to the two goals from Kuss and the assists from both Henderson and Marks, Jessica Dulski also had three saves for the Ravens as the Lynx fired six shots against her. The Ravens were facing a Toronto team that finished the 2010 season with a 7-2-3 record and 24 points. They advanced to the playoffs and lost in the Central Conference Semifinals. The Lady Lynx have had a string of success since 2005, making the playoffs in each year except 2009. Their best season in that span was in 2005 when they made it to the conference finals. The Rochester Ravens first home game of the season is this Saturday, May 28th, against the Ottawa Fury and tickets are $5. The game will be played at the Ravens’ new home stadium, Wegmans Stadium at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. Season tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids under the age of 15. For additional information about the team you can contact Devin DePoint at 585-352-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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