OTTAWA FURY & W LEAGUE:
FURY BURIED BY AVALANCHE
26th June 2006
First regular season loss in a year.
Two late goals, gave the expansion Hamilton Avalanche Club an unexpected victory over the previously unbeaten Ottawa Fury in Hamilton this evening. Goals from Heather McDougall in the 84th and 90th minutes were the undoing of the Fury, who had not lost in regular League play since losing at home 1-0 to the Vermont Voltage in June of 2005.
The Fury out shot the Avalanche by 14 - 8 but were unable to beat goalkeeper Stacy Van Boxmeer who earned the shutout.
The Fury are on the road next Wednesday to play the Laval Comets and return home on July 1st to play the unbeaten Toronto Lynx at Keith Harris Stadium at Carleton University. Kick off is 6:00 PM. On Tuesday July 2nd, the Fury take on Everton FC :Ladies from England at Keith Harris; Kick off is 6:30 PM.
International players Diana Matheson, Robyn Gayle and Rhian Wilkinson will rejoin the squad today, following the Canadian victory over Italy 2 - 1. Amy Vermuelen will rejoin the squad on her return from a European Soccer tour.