At first glance, the contortion of the body and the tangle of legs associated with the flip throw-in seems gimmicky, a gymnast’s plaything dragged onto the soccer field. In the right hands, however, this maneuver, designed to launch the ball over huge distances into opposing penalty boxes, can be deadly.
Generally, if you score a goal and an assist, you’re having a great game. If that goal happens to be the winning penalty kick, then you’re having a fantastic game. If you’re a goalie, and you save a penalty kick, you’re having a stunning game. If you happen to be Stanford’s senior goalkeeper Drew Hutchins and have done all three of these things, you’re having a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
Stanford men’s soccer (8-6-3, 2-5-2 Pac-12) continued its efforts to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament over the past weekend on its trip through the Pacific Northwest. Though the Cardinal fell to the No. 3 Washington Huskies (13-1-4, 6-1-2), it rebounded with a victory over conference cellar-dweller Oregon State (7-9-2, 0-7-2).
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On Friday night, freshman forward Jordan Morris netted an overtime winner in the 95th minute to seal a 2-1 Stanford (5-1-1) victory over the Gauchos (4-4-0) in front of a raucous crowd on the first weekend of school.