Rochester Ravens News Release - www.rochesterravens.com
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Rochester Ravens will welcome the Toronto Lady Lynx to town Wednesday as the Ravens look for their first win of the 2012 W-League season. It will be the second meeting with Toronto (1-0-1), which sits in second place in the Central Division and defeated the Ravens 2-0 on May 19.
The game is set for 7 p.m. at the Wegmans Sports Complex at the Aquinas Institute, with all individual game tickets at $5. Toronto began the season with two home matchesand gained valuable points in both, including the win against Rochester and a tie with Laval.
“We are an extremely young team this year but have really come together and started to find our rhythm since that first contest of the year,” Ravens Head Coach Steve Christenson said. “We have also added a few key elements since our last meeting that should help us to shut down their attack while capitalizing on some more of our own opportunities.”
The Ravens played Toronto extremely tough when the two teams meet earlier this month in the season opener, but the Lady Lynx ultimately prevailed thanks to goals from forwards Cloe Lacasse and Noir Ghoneim. Much credit should be given to Ravens goalie Jessie Sanderson and the remainder of the defense for keeping the team in the game as the Ravens were outshot by the Lady Lynx 20-2.
In their second game of the season Toronto tied the Laval Comets 1-1 to earn yet another point. Lady Lynx midfielder Samantha Valliant scored an unassisted goal in the first half, but that was all the team could muster as the Lynx settled for the tie. Toronto outshot their opponents once again, 9-8, for a season differential of 29-10.
The Ravens have started the 2012 season with a 0-3-0 record and 0 points, however they have seen progress and continued growth through each contest. Although they have yet to score a goal, leading the way for the Ravens are Bella Mitrevski and Jenna Raepple who have each registered two shots on goal this season.
The Ravens’ losing streak continued this past Saturday in a tough match against the Ottawa Fury, in which they held the reigning division champs to a single goal in a 1-0 loss. The team played tough and looked to try and steal a point from the Fury but weren’t able to finish their opportunities.