Toronto Lynx Game Report

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Date: Tuesday July 30, 2002

Venue: Foothills Athletic Park (Calgary) 

Kick-off: 8:30 p.m. EST

Attendance: 1,012

Final Score:                                        1          2          F

                       Toronto                         4          2          6          

                       Calgary                         0          0          0


Game Summary:  The Toronto Lynx (8-10-3, 38 points) set team records for most goals
scored in a match with six , most goals scored in a half with four, and largest margin of
victory with a six goal differential as the Ontario side rolled into a playoff position with
a 6-0 win over the Calgary Storm (2-17-3, 12 points).  

Niki Budalic scored twice, while Elvis Thomas and Robbie Aristodemo each chipped
in with one goal and one assist.  Shawn Faria and Adrian Serioux also scored for
Toronto.  For Faria, Aristodemo and Serioux, their goals were their first of the season with
Faria’s being his first ever A-League strike.  Midfielder Julio Penalillo also recorded his
first ever A-League point when he assisted on the Lynx’ sixth and final marker.

With a pair of goals Budalic now has 12 on the season and moves into a first place tie with
Fadi Afash of Portland and Brian Ching of Seattle for first place in markers this season.  The
forward is now only two strikes away from breaking Francisco Dos Santos team record of most
goals in a season.  Dos Santos had 13 for the Lynx in 1999.

With the four points for the win and an extra bonus point for scoring three or more goals
in the game, the Lynx have overtaken the Charlotte Eagles (7-12-2, 34 points) for the sixth
and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  Toronto now leads Charlotte by four points
or the equivalent of one victory.  Both clubs have seven games remaining with each squad
playing three home and four away matches.  

The Lynx have now won four of their past five matches will continue their west coast road trip
tomorrow evening as they travel to Seattle to face the top team in the A-League.  Kick-off
is 10:00 p.m. EST.  The Sounders have won eight in a row and are a dominating 18-2-0 this
season.  Seattle has also been perfect at home in 2002 with an 8-0-0 mark.

Scoring Summary

First Half

1. TOR: Faria 1 (Vignjevic) 7th Minute

2. TOR: Budalic 11 (Aristodemo) 24th  Minute

3. TOR: Budalic 12 (Thomas) 37th  Minute 

4. TOR: Aristodemo 1 (Unassisted) 47th Minute

Second Half

5. TOR: Thomas 3 (Unassisted) 53rd Minute

6. TOR:  Serioux 1 (Penalillo) 69th Minute

Full Time


Line ups

Toronto: (GK) Theo Zagar (James Kryger 72), (D) Mauricio Vincello, (D) Joe Mattacchione, (D)
Milan Kojic (Matt Rosenfeld 59), (M) David Diplacido, (M) Robbie Aristodemo (Julio
Penalillo 59), (M) Nikki Vignjevic (Brian Ashton 54), (M) Shawn Faria, (M) Adrian Serioux,
(F) Elvis Thomas,  (F) Niki Budalic (Antonin Plachy 63)

Calgary: (GK)* James Glasnovic, (D) Martin Dugas, (D) Arigelo Seatrio, (D) William DeSilva,
(D) Allan Hanagan, (M) C.J. Pesznecker (Peter Heidler 45), (M) Conrad Chafa (Nikolas
Ledgerwood 45), (M) Chris Lemaire, (M) Nick Zuniga (Hilaire Camden 45), (F) Kurt Bosch, 
(F) Brett Bachelu

*other reports have interviews with the goalie, newcomer Alan Flanagan as he was in net

Shots               1          2          F              

Toronto            7          3          10                    

Calgary            3          4          7          


Saves              1          2          F

Toronto            2          2          4                           

Calgary            1          1          2          



Toronto: Zagar (W, 8-10-3)  72 minutes played

               Kryger  18 minutes played     

Calgary:  Glasnovic (L, 1-1-1)


Corner Kicks              1          2          F     

Toronto                        1          1          2          

Calgary                        1          0          1


Fouls                           1          2          F

Toronto                        10        8          18

Calgary                        10        8          18



Toronto: None

Calgary:  Pesznecker, Dugas



Toronto: None

Calgary: None


Man of the Match: Niki Budalic (Toronto) -- 2 goals


The Toronto Lynx next game is on the road against the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, 
July 31 at 10:00 p.m. EST.


Toronto Lynx Media Relations Contact:  Eric Michalko (416) 251-4625

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