Trailing 4-1 against local rivals Pine Crest with the game in its final throes and almost nothing on the line, Cassie Sturtz, the goalkeeper for the Florida-based Pine Forest girl’s high school team picked her moment to write her name into the annals of horror tackle history.
With a Pine Crest forward baring down on her goal unencumbered, Sturtz came rampaging out of her area and proceeded to nearly brain her opponent with a neck-high, flying spear takedown for the ages…
Blimey O’Riley. Harald Schumacher probably winced at that one.
Sturtz’s punishment? A mere two-match ban.