Remember that video from this weekend of a high school girls’ soccer goalkeeper channeling her inner middle-linebacker and football-tackling an onrushing attacker? Turns out that’s not the only time the kid has hurled her body into an unsuspecting opponent.
Leave it to an American to score a wacky goal by using his hands.
At the eight second mark of this video, you can see a dude in pink shorts and a visor in the lower right corner go sprawling to the ground. He was clearly tripped and when he turned around he saw Georgetown police officer George Bermudez staring down at him.
With the score knotted at a goal apiece and the overtime clock dwindling, Aurora (Ohio) High School's Trever Wendel kicked a might-as-well prayer from about 40 yards out. Somehow it cleared the goalie and ducked the bar, and Aurora was off to the district finals.
You gotta feel for the kid.
Totino Grace and Prairie Seeds, two longtime rivals and high-ranking teams in the world of Minnesota high school soccer, came together last night to decide who would move on to the state tournament (it would be Prairie Seeds, which won the match 2-1), and also to whale on each other indiscriminately.
Throw out the formalities when Lewisville and Chester get together, that's what I always say. The South Carolina schools met for a women's soccer match Monday evening, and it ended with the police being called. That New Mexico-BYU game has nothing on this one.
We're just seeing this now, but it needs to be seen. It's a brilliant piece of misdirection, and if I were on the victimized team, I'd want to kick someone's shins. [via Fark]