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June 5, 2010 W-League Toronto Lady Lynx vs Quebec City Amiral

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Result of the Sunday June 5th, 2010 W-League game between Toronto Lady Lynx and Quebec City Amiral played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 2:00pm.

53 min...Lady Lynx Alyscha Mottershead GOAL...LL Bryanna McCarthy rush on left and crosses from 20 yards near end line that has leaping Mottershead head ball from 4 yards on right into far left side of net beyond goalie Marie-Pier Bilodeau.

78 min...Amiral Rachel Melhado GOAL...QA Andreanne Gagne 30 yard pass down middle to left and Melhado bends 12 yard shot from left into top right corner of net beyond goalie Justine Bernier.

Final Score:..........Toronto Lady Lynx.........1............Quebec City Amiral...........1..........

Attendance was about 100 people on this warm, sunny, and breezy day.

This game ended the same as the Lady Lynx first game against Rochester Ravens last Sunday with a 1-1 tie although not so heartbreaking as the Ravens tied on the last kick of the game in injury time. This time the Lady Lynx had some time to try to retake the lead and they almost did at 89 minutes when LL Lisa Collison blasted a 10 yard shot that the goalie blocked and was injured on the play, LL Carmelina Puopolo blasted a 6 yard rebound from the right that a defender got in front of deflecting the ball wide right for a cornerkick.

Referee Mack Meloche gave out a few Yellow cards to keep the game under control. Goal scorere Alyscha Mottershead was an early substitute having to come in at the 17 minute mark when starting forward Adriana Leon was levelled on the edge of the Amiral box by Kimberly McMullen who drew a Yellow card for this incident. Lady Lynx Kodee Williams at 38 minute had a 22 yard shot that hit the goalie in the head at 18 yards injuring her much the same as the MLS weekend game when Jacob Peterson blasted a shot off the face of the Wizards goalie.

Lady Lynx had a slight edge in play in my opinion but both teams had the chance to win. Amiral had played the previous day and beat Hamilton Lady Avalanche 2-0.

Last year the Lady Lynx beat both the Ravens and the Amiral in their home games (although the Lady Lynx were out of the playoffs by the time they played the Amiral in their final game of the season). This year it is two ties and that hurts their playoff chances with 2 out of 6 possible points. Perennial division winners Ottawa Fury this weekend beat Ravens 6-1. The Lady Lynx have one more home game next week before they go on the road. Sunday at Centennial Stadium against Rochester Ravens again.

Rocket Robin


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Thanks a ton for that, great as always. No disrespect to Quebec, but the Lynx have a significantly more individually experienced roster, at least in terms of national caps. Sorry to hear they're slow out of the gate and hope they can get on a roll quick. Slow start, short season and tough division is a difficult combination. I read something that said a number of the Lynx players were scheduled to play the night before up in Barrie against the OWSL team... which would seem rather odd.

The Amiral coach said the Lynx were very well organized, and that he used all his players in the weekend doubleheader. Kudos for pulling that off back-to-back on the road and returning home with four points.

Whitecaps in Denver and outshoot the winless Colorado Force 8-2 but there is no magic finish against the Force this time and tie 0-0. Both teams head coaches decry finishing in the final third. Stewart and Robinson with very low field time. Nice to see Kara Lang get a few minutes and kick out the jams. Caps play another Denver team tomorrow, and then have a 9-day break before an L.A. doubleheader ending with Pali Blues in L.A. on the 19th and the rematch back home on the 27th in Langley.

Fury go half an hour scoreless but count four in the next 10 minutes to walk Rochester 6-1 in their home opener. Shots 16-3 for the Fury. Julien with low time too but a finishes the Fury's scoring..

Upcoming Games:

Hamilton/Rochester go Wednesday across the lake in the old PAETEC Park (where Canada played the USA last summer).

London hosts the Chicago Red Eleven Saturday afternoon and then hit the road and play the only professional W team in Buffalo Sunday afternoon. 2009 WPS Championship holders Kelly Parker and Mele French will likely be in the lineup for the Flash. Buffalo play home Friday night as well.

Rochester is in Etobicoke on the weekend to play the Lady Lynx.

The game of the week will be Laval in Quebec for the provincial derby rematch Sunday afternoon. Laval return home and host Ottawa the following Wednesday (same night as the Lynx/Avalanche GTA derby).

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