When girls soccer meets football …
Pine Forest (Fayyetteville, N.C.) girls soccer goalkeeper Cassie Sturtz will be suspended two games for the play in the video below when she tackles Pinecrest (Southern Pines, N.C.) player Riley Barrett, who was heading toward her on a breakaway. Barrett was able to get up and leave the field under her own power, according to The Fayetteville Observer.
The officials did not call a penalty on the play during the game — they did call offsides — but conferred afterward a determine a flagrant should have been called. State rules says all flagrant fouls are penalized with a two-game suspension.
Pine Forest, now 10-1-1, suffered its first loss of the season, falling 4-1.