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Result of the Sunday May 21st, 2006 W-League game between Toronto Lady Lynx and Vermont Lady Voltage played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 4:00pm.

50 min…Lady Lynx Sylvia Forbes GOAL…LL Robin Rushton starts at VLV 40 yard line and beats two defenders on right wing run and has her roll cross past VLV goalie Kristen Luckenbill diving forward from right post and Forbes eluding defender to side foot in 4 yarder from left side of net low to middle of open net.

76 min…Lady Lynx Sylvia Forbes GOAL…LL Deana Everrett is tied up at 12 yards and pushes ball 2 yards to Forbes to take low shot to left side of net.

78 min…Lady Lynx Sylvia Forbes GOAL…LL Loredana Riverso cross from right 20 yards and Forbes gets foot to ball by stepping in front of defender at 8 yards and redirects it low and into net.

83 min…Lady Lynx Sylvia Forbes GOAL…LL Allysha Chapman runs down left and rolls pass into box through two defenders and Forbes slides 6 yarder into right corner of net beyond sliding goalie.

Final Score:…….Toronto Lady Lynx……….4……….Vermont Lady Voltage……….0……

Attendance was given out as 782. That seems an exaggeration however it could be counting pre sold tickets because the weather was very cold and there was a misty rain started at the 6 minutes and got quite hard at 21 minutes to go along with the constant blustery north wind. Temperature was about 46F/8C.

The wind played a factor in the game. The Lady Lynx had the north end in the first half and I expected they’d push all out to score while they had the wind at their backs but they couldn’t get to any close-in shots. Through ball kicks would be exaggerated and roll right over the end line. Lady Voltage kicks would be hung up in the air. At the end of the first half I was worried as now the Lady Lynx would have to run into the wind. The rain had stopped but it was still windy. The Lady Lynx most of the time kept the ball nearer the ground knowing that air balls might blow back at them. Their defence was impressive with always another defender available even if the VLV player might get by two Lady Lynx players. Anne Ogundele earned the shutout without having to be spectacular. Kristin Luckenbill had won a gold medal in 2004 on the USA Olympic soccer team. She came up big until mistakes by her defenders left her alone on shots in the last 20 minutes. Easy to believer that the VLV grew tired at the end after playing last night in Sudbury and winning 3-0 then having a long bus ride here.

Sylvia Forbes scored all four goals for the Lady Lynx. She had one in last week’s game so ties fellow forward Deana Everrett who had five goals in their 7-0 victory over Rochester. What’s amazing is that the Lady Lynx lists last year’s W-League scoring champ Kimberly Warner who has not been a starter or sub in either game because she’s injured her knee playing indoor soccer and is still out of the line-up.

There weren’t a lot of sliding tackles on the wet field and Referee Yakov Keimakh had a pretty tame game to call with just a few warnings but nothing vicious.

Next game for the Lady Lynx is Wednesday May 31st against the new franchise Hamilton Avalanche which has five of last year’s Lady Lynx members playing for them.

Rocket Robin


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For Immediate Release

Toronto Lynx Game Report

Four from Forbes Gives Toronto Second Win

Date: May 21, 2006

Venue: Centennial Park Stadium, Toronto, Ontario

Attendance: 782

Kick Off Time: 4:00 PM EST

Final Score: Toronto 4 Vermont 0

Match Summary:

The Toronto Lady Lynx recorded their second straight win of the season defeating the Vermont Lady Voltage by a score of 4-0 this afternoon. 782 fans braved the rain and cold wind to watch Sylvia Forbes score four and lead the Lady Lynx to victory this at Centennial Park Stadium this afternoon.

Toronto came close to opening the scoring in the 26th minute after Toronto was awarded a free kick from 20 yards out. Catherine Marroszeky’s strike was on target but Vermont goalkeeper Kristin Luckenbill did well to tip her powerful strike over the bar.

It was 0-0 at the end of the first half of play. Both teams were hindered by strong winds, rain and even snow at times during the first 45 minutes of play.

Toronto took the lead early into the second half. Robin Rushton’s run down the right side of the field ended with a low centering pass that found unmarked striker Sylvia Forbes in front of goal. She tapped in from close range to give the Lady Lynx a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute.

Toronto made it 2-0 in the 77th minute. Sylvia Forbes picked up a loose ball after a scramble in the box and curled the ball into the bottom left of Luckenbill’s goal.

Forbes earned a hat-trick and made it 3-0 two minutes later after she slotted home Loredana Riverso’s cross from the right.

It was 4-0 to Toronto through Forbes’ fourth goal of the game. She tapped in from close range after Allysha Chapman’s centering pass from the left flank. It was 4-0 to Toronto after 90 minutes.

Toronto goalkeeper Anne Ogundele faced four shots and made one stop to earn her shutout this evening. Sylvia Forbes found the back of the net four times through 90 minutes of play. Toronto recorded 19 shots in tonight’s match.

Today’s result leaves the Lady Lynx on top of the W-League’s Eastern Conference – Northern Division with a record of 2-0-0. Toronto has accumulated a total of 11 goals and conceded zero in their two matches this season.

The Lady Lynx are next in action against the Hamilton Lady Avalanche on May 31st at Centennial Park Stadium at 11:00 AM.

Final Score: Toronto 4 Vermont 0


Toronto: Ogundele, Martineau (Williams 44), Bigg (Chapman 45), Rushton, Forbes, Cicchini, Mailloux, Everett, Beckles, Riverso, Marosszeky

Vermont: Luckenbill, Lovitz (Wool 86), Pichiotino, Frances (Pfaff 54), Verissimo (Benson 82), Cochrane, Spielman, Sconce (Manley 62), Kaknes, Boujos, Brosseau (Johnson 71)

Cautions: None

Ejections: None

Shots: Toronto 19, Vermont 4

Saves: Toronto 5, Vermont 1

Fouls: Toronto 7, Vermont 11

Scorers: Toronto: Forbes (Rushton) 51, (Everett) 76, (Riverso) 79, (Chapman) 83

The Toronto Lady Lynx' next game is against the Hamilton Lady Avalanche on Wednesday May 31st at 11:00 AM EST.



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