July 2, 2011 W-League--Rochester Ravens vs Toronto Lady Lynx (from www.rochesterravens.com)
Ravens Squander Golden Opportunity to Move Up in Standings Rochester, NY, 07/02/11 — The Ravens were not able to capitalize on a golden opportunity to move up the standings Saturday afternoon, as they lost 1-0 to the Toronto Lady Lynx. The loss keeps the Ravens at fifth place in the division. Both teams struggled with the hot and humid weather conditions but the Lady Lynx were able to put home the game winner in the 60th minute after a few missed opportunities for the Ravens in the first half. For the third straight game the Ravens were tied with their opponent at halftime, as Rochester and Toronto were tied at zero apiece. The Ravens had a couple breakaways in the first half but couldn’t find the back of the net. Toronto’s Tiffany Cameron was able to find the back of the net when she put Toronto in the lead for good in the 60th minute. Cameron and Kinley McNicoll led the Lady Lynx in shots, with 3 and 5, respectively. The Lady Lynx led the Ravens in shots, 13-7, but Ravens goalie Allie Weiser did a great job in protecting the goal with seven saves. Lady Lynx goalie Victoria Muccilli made seven saves on seven Ravens shots. Leading the Ravens in shots was Brittany Kinmond with three shots and two other Ravens registered two shots each. The Ravens led the Lady Lynx in corner kicks, 4-1, and had more offsides calls, 11-1, and less fouls, 7-3S. The Rochester Ravens made history the first time they played Toronto this season. 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 to open the season with a 1-0-0 record. Rochester’s Chelsea Kuss scored in the 8th minute on an assist from Erica Henderson and Kuss also scored the game-winner in the 34th minute off an assist from Haley Marks. Toronto got a goal back in the 53rd minute but it was too late. The Ravens stay in fifth place in the division out of seven teams and have accumulated seven points with a 2-3-2 record. Ashley Grove still leads the team in points (6) and goals scored (3), while Grove and Chelsea Kuss lead the team in shots (8). Kuss is in second place in points with five and there are still two players who have played in every minute (630) so far this season. The next home game for the Ravens is Friday, July 8th at 7:00 PM against the Quebec City Amiral and tickets are $5.00. The game will be played at Wegmans Stadium at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. For additional information about the team you can contact Devin DePoint at 585-352-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Rochester Ravens The Rochester Ravens were acquired by Doug Miller, 19 Inc. on April 23, 2009 to keep women's soccer alive in Rochester, NY. The team competes in the USL's W-League and last year compiled a record of 2-9-1 and seven points. Last year’s team had the best season thus far under Doug Miller’s ownership. Furthermore, the Ravens organization was awarded the United Soccer Leagues’ 2010 Progress Award. For more information on the Rochester Ravens, you can visit their website at http://www.rochesterravens.com. About USL W-League The USL W-League is currently the second highest level of professional women's soccer in the United States. It is an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. For more information on the USL W-League, you can visit their website at http://wleague.uslsoccer.com.
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