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.
In the words of the Arctic Monkeys, get on your dancing shoes. Early Monday morning, Stanford men’s soccer (9-6-3, 3-5-2 Pac-12) clinched an at-large berth… Continue Reading »
Stanford men’s soccer (9-6-3) may not make it into the NCAA tournament with last night’s win, but at least the seniors can be satisfied that they beat No. 5 ranked Cal in overtime on their Senior Night.
The Bay Area Derby will come to town this Wednesday night at Cagan Stadium and luckily for spectators, both sides will have a lot to play for. Stanford (8-6-3, 2-5-2 Pac-12) will welcome the No. 4 California Golden Bears (12-3-2, 6-2-1 Pac-12) to its home turf and will look to grab a result that will secure its place in the NCAA tournament.