You know the old saying that good things happen in hockey when you put the puck on net? Here’s the soccer equivalent.
In a Texas high school game between McKinney Boyd and Frisco Wakeland, Boyd throw-in expert Michael Del Lewis lined up an attempt from near the midfield line. He used his trademark front flip approach to get more velocity and height on his incoming pass, then watched his effort sail … right into the net.
The almost inexplicable goal should not have counted … so long as a Wakeland player never made contact with it. That’s where Wakeland was in trouble, as the Wolverines goalie tried to bat the ball away and keep it out of his net. If only he’d known that the throw-in goal wouldn’t have counted otherwise, he would have been better off watching it sail into the net.
Instead, Del Lewis’ scoring throw knotted up the game, and led to a 1-1 draw. Not that the scoreline will be remembered for long. When you have a play like that, it tends to take up all the oxygen in the room.