VIDEO: Full-field goalie goal is game-winner in ridiculous 1-0 Mass. lacrosse face off

VIDEO: Full-field goalie goal is game-winner in ridiculous 1-0 Mass. lacrosse face off

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VIDEO: Full-field goalie goal is game-winner in ridiculous 1-0 Mass. lacrosse face off

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How often do you see a 1-0 final score in a lacrosse game? Not very often. There is one thing that’s at least as rare: A full-field goal by a goalie. Incredibly, one early spring scrimmage combined both those factors.

During North Reading’s scrimmage against Massachusetts foe Longfellow, the teams were knotted in a scoreless tie when Reading goalie C.J. Hart got the ball with just enough time to launch a monster 80-yard heave downfield.

Rarely has a desperation heave been more accurate. Hart’s  toss-cum-shot lofted over the top of the stick of the Longmeadow goalie, slipping in to the net for a clean, game-winning goal in North Reading’s 1-0 victory.

The win won’t count on either team’s official schedule, but it does get North Reading off to a good start, all while providing Hart with the personal highlight of a lifetime.

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