July 12, 1999
|OLYMPIANS SHUT-OUT STREAK ENDS
Toronto Olympians amazing shut-out streak ended on Sunday night as North York Astros Chris Ewers scored in the final minute of play. However, Olympians kept their winning streak alive with their sixth straight win. After conceding the first goal in their opening game against York Region Shooters, Toronto Olympians scored 26 goals while conceding none over a period of 533 minutes.
In Sunday's League Cup game, Gus Kouzmanis opened the scoring for the Olympians in the 10th. minute on a nice 1-2 with Eddy Berdusco. In the 23rd. minute, Eddy Berdusco almost had his turn as he hit the cross-bar with a volley from a Bayete Smith throw-in. In the very next minute, Berdusco again set up Gus Kouzmanis for his second of the game and a 2 - 0 half-time lead for the Olympians. In the 72nd. minute, Eddy Berdusco did get his turn with a goal from a shot from outside the penalty area and three minutes later John Matas had a nice solo run through the middle and scored to put Olympians ahead by a 4 - 0 score. However, Chris Ewers late goal for Astros made the final score 4 - 1 and stopped Olympians shut-out streak.
In Sunday's other game, Glen Shields Sun Devils hosted Toronto Croatia in a league game. The Sun Devils took an early lead as Marco Antonucci broke through on the left side and put the ball past the Croatia keeper in the 14th. minute. The game remained close until two defensive miscues in the space of two minutes in the second half gave Glen Shields a 3 - 0 lead. First, in the 66th. minute, Luigi Dellarovere pounced on a loose ball, broke in on goal and put the ball past the keeper. Then, in the 68th. minute, Mike Glasgow broke through the middle of the Croatia defence, rounded the goal keeper and slipped the ball into the net. Glen Shields lost their shut-out bid when Robert Mandekic scored for Croatia in the 90th. minute to make it a 3 - 1 final score for Glen Shields and give them sole possession of third place just two points behind the leaders.
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