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Toronto Lady Lynx
« on: May 15, 2009, 11:48:38 PM »
OLYMPIAN SET TO LEAD LADY LYNX IN 2009

Toronto - Wednesday 13th May 2009

The Toronto Lady Lynx kick off their 2009 W-League season with two matches this week, and will look to a 2008 Beijing Olympics star to lead them to their fifth consecutive playoff berth.  Defender Clare Rustad joins a stellar Lady Lynx roster which will vie for the Great Lakes Division crown against annual rivals Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Rochester and Laval, and newcomers in Buffalo and Quebec City.

Toronto kicks off their campaign with their annual School Day match-up tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM at Varsity Centre in a pre-season clash against the London Gryphons before heading across Lake Ontario for their regular season opener on Saturday evening, May 16 at 7:00 PM against the newly-rebranded Rochester Ravens.

National team veteran Rustad comes to Toronto after a number of seasons with the Vancouver Whitecaps, and will join fellow national team defender Lexi Marton (Aurora) to form a formidable central defense.  Fan favourite ‘keeper and 2006 W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Justine Bernier (Oakville) joins Marton in returning from a one-season sabbatical in Vancouver with the Whitecaps and the National U-20 squad.  2007 U-19 W-League Player of the Year and Lady Lynx MVP Adrienne Ruhe Lischke (Kitchener) returns to the fold in 2009 as well, after spending the 2008 season in Ottawa with the Fury.  Coach Danny Stewart will look to these experienced veterans to provide solid leadership for his young squad.

The Lady Lynx return a solid core of players from their record-setting 2008 squad, including midfielder and National U20 player Allysha Chapman (Courtice) ; U17 National Team players Alyscha Mottershead (M, Brampton) and Kayla Afonso (D, Toronto); midfielder Hayley MacDonald (St. Catharines); forwards Oni Bernard (Toronto) and Tessa Dimitrakopoulos (Richmond Hill) and goalkeeper Aurelea Gumiela (Mississauga).

National U17 Captain Bryana McCarthy (F, Ajax) leads an impressive cast of newcomers with the Lady Lynx, which includes fellow U17 teammates Tiffany Cameron (F, Mississauga) and Caroline Szwed (M, Oakville); forwards Giselle Mangal (Mississauga), Nicole O’Donnell (Winnipeg) and Victoria Frederick (Huntsville, Alabama); and defender Jamie Schroter (Mississauga).  Veteran W-League defender Erica Henderson comes to the Lady Lynx from Rochester to provide even more leadership and depth at the back for Toronto.

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Re: Toronto Lady Lynx
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 01:51:54 PM »
Lady Lynx Say “Never More” to Ravens

Toronto Spoil Rochester Ravens' home debut with 4-0 whitewash
 
16th May 2009
Rochester Rhinos Stadium, Rochester, NY

For the second time in three seasons, the Toronto Lady Lynx opened their W-League regular season with a first-minute goal in Rochester, and scored a 4-0 victory over their hosts.   Canadian National U17 captain Bryana McCarthy found the net 30 seconds into the match, and Toronto never looked back to secure their fifth consecutive season-opening victory.  Justine Bernier earned the shutout in her return to the Lady Lynx after one season in Vancouver with the Whitecaps.  Toronto (1-0-0) climbs to the top of the Great Lakes Division with the victory.

The Lady Lynx continued their strong play after the rookie’s marker, and controlled the play throughout the first half. Fellow newcomer Victoria Frederick tallied two goals to put Toronto up 3-0 going into the break.

The University of Alabama forward earned the hat trick in her W-League debut early in the second half, and the Lady Lynx cruised to the clean sheet victory over the Ravens.  Alyscha Mottershead, Clare Rustad, Lexi Marton and Allysha Chapman formed a formidable back four to assist Bernier in her shutout effort.  The Lady Lynx improve to 5-0-0 all-time in season openers.

The Lady Lynx return to Toronto for their home opener next Saturday evening, May 23, at 7:30 PM at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan to tangle with the London Gryphons.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Toronto Lynx ticket office at 416-251-4625 x 31 or at the stadium gate one hour prior to kick-off.

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