Result of the Tuesday May 31st, 2005 USL game between Toronto Lynx and Rochester Raging Rhinos played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 11:00am.
Toronto Lynx (white socks and shirts, black shorts, names and numbers)
...............................22 Theo Zagar
..........26 Abraham Francois...2 Rick Titus...21 Robin Hart
18 Josue Mayard...8 Rumba Munthali...12 Urbain Some...13 Jamie Dodds
...........15 David Simpson...14 Sita-Taty Matondo...10 Conrad Smith
Subs:...1 Richard Goddard (gk)...3 Carl Fletcher (def)...11 Sean Fraser (mid)...16 Niels Dekker (mid)...23 Jeremie Piette (def)...24 Huffman Eja-Tabe (mid)
team officials:...head coach Hubert Busby Jr...assistant coach Lyndon Hooper...goalkeeper coach Poalo Silva...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth...equipment manager Tony Flammia
Rochester Raging Rhinos (black socks, dark green shorts and shirts, white names, numbers and trim)
.................................1 Dustin Hudock
27 Tenywa Bonseu...15 Frank Sanfillippo...4 Scott Schweitzer...11 Bill Sedgewick
................2 Rene Rivas...7 Roland "Pato" Aguilera...21 Kirk Wilson
...............13 John Ball...9 Anthony Rougier...6 Jonathan Bolanas
Subs:...24 Scott Vallow (gk)...8 Shaun Tsakiris (mid)...10 Stoian Mladenov (mid)...12 Jason Perry (def)...20 Scott Palguto (def) [replacing 19 Doug Miller (fwd) who'd hurt himself in pre-game warmup]...22 Jonathan Steele (mid)...40 Jamel Mitchell (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Laurie Calloway...assistant coach Willie Fitzpatrick
Game officials:...referee Tiger Liu...referee's assistants Mike Lambert and Joe Fletcher...fourth official Isaac Raymond...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 11:09pm...Lynx defend south end on this hot day with a bright sun in the south east.
1 min...Lynx goalie picks up loose ball that's knocked across box.
2 min...RR Rougier injured on left side at Lynx 30 yard line with ankle injury.
3 min...Rhinos Frank Sanfillippo GOAL...Rhinos John Ball 30 yard free kick from left is over players heads in box. Rhinos Tenywa Bonseu gets kick on right but he slips and ball is knocked back to Sanfillippo who's shot from 10 yards on right is under bar in center of net.
4 min...Lynx Simpson injured in RR end.
7 min...Lynx Dodds 40 yard freekick from right has Lynx Simpson charging in on left post and pops up headed that goalie catches.
7 min...RR Bolanas 25 yard shot from left is well over net.
8 min...RR Rougier cross on rush up left has RR Ball rush in and head 10 yarder on right that's caught by goalie.
9 min...Lynx Matondo 35 yard blast just wide left of net beyond flying goalie.
10 min...Lynx player drops ball back to RR edge of box but defender clears.
11 min...Rhinos John Ball GOAL...Ball rushes up right to through ball and chips charging goalie Theo Zagar who'd come out to edge of box to challenge. Shot taken from 22 yards and is into right side of net. John Ball smartly didn't rush into box and waited for Zagar to slow up as he could only come to edge of his box.
13 min...Rhinos Kirk Wilson GOAL...Rhinos Jonathan Bolanas races down from left side and cross is stopped on foot by goalie. Wilson boots in 1 yarder as it trickles along goal line holding off defender.
16 min...Rhinos Kirk Wilson GOAL...Rhinos Bill Sedgewick charges in for 12 yard shot on left, goalie stops shot and Wilson charges in down center of field to boot in 7 yard rebound with no defenders around to stop him getting away shot.
19 min...Lynx Mayard rush through middle and 15 yard shot is just left of post.
20 min...The referee's assistant Lambert calls an offside against RR for the first time today.
23 min...RR Bolanas cornerkick from right has Lynx Titus head ball away from near post.
25 min...Lynx Some freekick from right edge of box, Lynx Francois slips and his 16 yard shot is over net.
27 min...Lynx sub...Goddard replaces Zagar in goal.
28 min...Lynx Mayard blasts 30 yard shot over net when knocked long throw-in.
31 min...RR Schweitzer is injured and gives up captain's armband in RR end.
32 min...RR sub...Mladenov replaces injured Schweitzer before play resumed.
.............Lynx sub...Piette replaces Francois.
36 min...RR Bolanas cornerkick from right is headed back across end line by Lynx Titus for cornerkick.
36 min...RR Pato cornerkick from right is cleared by defender.
39 min...Lynx Jamie Dodds GOAL...Dodds 22 yard free kick up middle over six player wall standing at 16 yard line and bends into right corner of net beyond flying goalie Dustin Hudock.
40 min...RR Bolanas slips and 30 yard shot is rolled wide right.
42 min...Rhinos Kirk Wilson GOAL...Rhinos John Ball receives a short pass-back on right and crosses ball over to center for charging Wilson for 12 yard shot into net.
42 min...RR Wilson chased off through ball by defender.
43 min...RR Bonseu 30 yard shot over right bounces to goalie.
47 min...Stoian Mladenov YELLOW card...Mladenov leaps for ball near center circle and swings around and his arm around getting hand to Lynx Sita-Taty Matondo who was also leaping for ball. Matondo lands face first in the turf. Mladenov was the first to signal for the trainer. Matondo is down and needs to be taken away by stretcher which includes Lynx Conrad Smith taking one corner. The Lynx actually play two men short but for only 30 seconds before halftime whistle.
51 min...half ends 12:00pm.
Halftime entertainment had Craig Forrest MC a penalty kicking contest between kids and the Lynxster.
2nd Half:...starts 12:16pm.
Halftime subs:...Lynx Dekker replaces injured Matondo.
..................Lynx Fraser replaces Smith.
.................Lynx Eja-Tabe replaces Mayard.
47 min...Lynx Dodds cornerkick from right is headed away by nearest defender.
53 min...RR Pato 25 yard freekick from left is floated into box and caught by goalie.
61 min...RR Sedgewick rush to ball on Lynx end line but crosses behind net.
64 min...Lynx Dodds 40 yard freekick from right is knocked around in box and RR defender slides over to prevent 5 yard shot.
65 min...Lynx Dodds cornerkick from right, Lynx Fraser header from 8 yards has RR Ball clear off line as Lynx Titus runs into net.
67 min...RR sub...Mitchell replaces Rougier.
68 min...Lynx Eja-Tabe rolls 25 yarder from right that goalie picks up.
69 min...RR Mitchell gets around Lynx goalie as he chips pop up over goalie but Lynx Titus kicks up goal saving kick into air and ball cleared.
70 min...Lynx Simpson 25 yard shot is wide left on roller.
71 min...Lynx Sean Fraser GOAL...Lynx David Simpson had run up field on right and crosses ball. Lynx Huffman Eja-Tabe touches short pass and Fraser rolls ball between goalie's legs from 6 yards.
73 min...Lynx Dodds 30 yard freekick down middle to left and Lynx forwards can't turn header.
75 min...Lynx Fraser rushes down left and RR Sanfillippo must concede cornerkick as he's being run past.
76 min...RR Sedgewick heads away cornerkick from left.
78 min...RR sub...Palguto replaces RR Bonseu.
80 min...Rhinos Stoian Mladenov RED card...Referee Tiger Liu gives Mladenov his second Yellow card for tugging on Lynx player near left edge of Rhinos box.
81 min...Lynx Dekker blasts low partially cleared freekick deflects wide for cornerkick.
81 min...Lynx Dodds cornerkick from right is headed away by defender.
81 min...RR YELLOW card...Sedgewick for knocking down Lynx Dodds leaping for ball.
82 min...Lynx Urbain Some GOAL...Lynx Jamie Dodds 40 yard free kick from right has ball for Lynx Niels Dekker as ball first struck by goalie and it hops across box for Some too jab in shot from 1 yard into open net.
85 min...Lynx Some injures RR Rivas on partial bicycle kick attempt with kick to head on edge of RR box.
86 min...RR sub...Steele replaces Pato.
87 min...RR sub...Tsakiris replaces Bolanas.
88 min...Lynx Hart long throw-in from left ahs RR player head over end line.
89 min...Lynx Dodds cornerkick from left has leaping Lynx Simpson head 5 yarder wide left.
90 min...Lynx player gets backward head flick wide left while 10 yards on left of RR net.
92 min...Lynx Dodds 30 yard freekick is blocked by RR Ball behind wall of players.
93 min...Lynx Piette 12 yard shot one timed over net.
93 min...game ends 1:04pm.
Final Score:.......Toronto Lynx.........3.............Rochester Raging Rhinos...........5..........
The weather was hot for this morning kick off and the players had problems with their footing for much of the first half.
The Lynx started off playing the same style as Sunday when they pressed for goals against Puerto Rico Islanders. This left the team with three defenders of Abraham Francois, Rick Titus, and Robin Hart. The problem is that the Rhinos stepped through the defenders beating any offside calls and were then in alone for a shot against Theo Zagar. The game was essentially over by the 16 minute mark with the Rhinos holding a 4-0 lead. Although the Lynx outplayed the Rhinos in the second half, it was because the Rhinos kept more men back to protect their lead and took their foot off the gas pedal. Lynx defender Abraham Francois was subbed for Jeremie Piette at the 32 minute mark. Rhinos substituted Scott Schweitzer with Stoian Mladenov at the same time after Schweitzer was injured. Rhinos sub Doug Miller injured himself in the pre-game warm-up and Scott Palguto took his place on the bench. He got into the game at the 78 minute mark.
Two ambulances pulled into the stadium and drove down the track to treat Sita-Taty Matundo. A Rogers Cable camerawoman let out a scream when she saw the injury on the replay, and many of us groaned when we crowded around their monitor to see just how serious the incident was.
This was only the second win of the year for the usual historical powerhouse Rochester team. Up to today, they were tied with the Lynx although they'd played three less games. The Lynx now haven't won in their nine games this season and looking at the standings, I wonder who they can beat?
Jamie Dodds continued to impress with another bending free kick finding the net from 22 yards. Let's hope the Lynx can keep him for the year without some 3rd division team from some second-rate European country or the Montreal Impact poaches him away. Lynx midfielder David DiPlacido was out of the line-up with an ankle injury.
Attendance was announced as 3988 for this special crowd celebrating the team's annual 'School Day'. All the seats were filled in the stand and the east side hill was rather full between the two goal lines. The problem with another result like this is that it makes it harder to 'sell' tickets for the next home game coming up this Saturday against Portland Timbers at 7:30pm. I'll be watching to see if the crowd sinks any lower than the 1200 for the Puerto Rico game last Saturday night (which was only the Lynx's second home game of the year).
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