How great is technology? And how great is this sequence by Tyler Graves?
I wasn’t there to see these saves, but a parent submitted the video to me. Graves, a senior goalkeeper for Greece Athena, not only made a terrific diving stop on a penalty kick by Webster Thomas’ Elijah Graves, extending his frame to deflect the shot in the 51st minute, but then he also made a fantastic save on Jarvis’ point-blank follow-up. It kept the defending Class A state champions from Athena in the match, but it didn’t matter on Wednesday night. The Titans (4-2-2) made a 47th-minute goal by Ryan Cullen, his third this season, hold up for a 1-0 victory at home. It was their fourth straight shutout, powering a 3-0-1 uptick behind goalie Ryan Canham. Athena dropped to 5-3.
Thanks to a parent who submitted this video via e-mail to me and Thomas coach Steve Grose for giving me the details on the save.