Kimberly Warner saved the excitement for extra time on Sunday afternoon, scoring a pair of goals to give the Lady Lynx a 3-1 victory in their “coming out” party. A cold and windy Centennial Stadium was where the girls kicked off their inaugural season against the Vermont Lady Voltage this past weekend.
Torontoist was on hand to take in the action and develop a new crush on Midfielder Amanda Cicchini. Cicchini scored the first goal in franchise history, tying the game partway through the first half.
The young team showed tremendous poise taking control of the game late in the second half and continuing to pressure throughout the overtime period. Out shooting their opponents 23-5, the girls were well deserving of the three points. The talented team made up of a young core of national team members looks to be an early contender in the W-League’s Eastern Conference.
A certain Torontoist editor got a little rowdy following his time in the Carlsberg beer tent. The passionate soccer fan was thrilled with the game’s outcome.
The Lynx men’s team remains winless in their United Soccer League season following a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact in the afternoon’s second game. The Lynx are now 0-5-2 after seven matches. The disappoinment was felt throughout the crowd who had to wait through six road games for Sunday’s home opener.
The Lynx next home game is Saturday May 28 against the Puerto Rico Islanders. The 7:30pm kickoff will be themed Fiesta Latina night at Centennial Stadium. Meanwhile the Lady Lynx will look to continue their winning ways on Mother Daughter Day this upcoming Saturday against the New York Magic.