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2013-05-22 12:25:49 AM  
A South Carolina HS ref tipped me to this and I found the video. Posted it on my Deadspin Kinja, then tipped Deadspin to it. Greg Howard picked it up. Now I just linked Howard's post here and got green-lit. If Parton ends up on ESPN or Today, he can blame me. Haven't had a hand in anything like this since Jose Lima's wife's boobs.

For the record, that was an excellent save. Just dumb luck. Not the first time it's happened in soccer and won't be the last. Don't know if he has collegiate soccer plans, but if so, good luck to him. Irmo is a state powerhouse and he helped hold them for 110 minutes. Props.
 
2013-05-22 12:42:54 AM  
Dumb to celebrate early, but even if he had been paying attention, I doubt he would have had time to recover and save it anyway.
 
2013-05-22 12:50:23 AM  
If there was a mistake, it was in not punching it to the right away from the goal. Hell, there are professional keepers at the highest level who make that mistake (I'm looking at you, David de Gea). But he guessed right and got a hand or hands on it, and at that point, you're just wanting to stop the damn thing from going in the goal. That was some wicked spin on that ball. And no, I don't think he had time to get it before it crossed the line, celebration or not.
 
2013-05-22 01:22:14 AM  
premature celebration
 
2013-05-22 01:36:34 AM  
http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better
 
2013-05-22 01:37:15 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better


Is it so farking hard to link it?
 
2013-05-22 01:48:21 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better


This one was pretty funny too.
 
2013-05-22 01:52:59 AM  
 
2013-05-22 01:56:58 AM  

carnifex2005: HaywoodJablonski: http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better

This one was pretty funny too.


I'd forgotten about that one!
 
2013-05-22 01:58:28 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: HaywoodJablonski: http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better

Is it so farking hard to link it?


Sorry: iPhone
 
2013-05-22 02:00:29 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: The All-Powerful Atheismo: HaywoodJablonski: http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better

Is it so farking hard to link it?

Sorry: iPhone


Damnit my laziness requires validation
 
2013-05-22 02:10:24 AM  

NakedReporta: If there was a mistake, it was in not punching it to the right away from the goal. Hell, there are professional keepers at the highest level who make that mistake (I'm looking at you, David de Gea). But he guessed right and got a hand or hands on it, and at that point, you're just wanting to stop the damn thing from going in the goal. That was some wicked spin on that ball. And no, I don't think he had time to get it before it crossed the line, celebration or not.


I've seen NHL goalies who definitely would have the reflexes and presence of mind to make a second attempt (granted there's a huge difference in the level of training and mental acuity between professional athletes and varsity jocks).

Crazy double save at a U20 international match.
 
2013-05-22 02:28:14 AM  
Snapper Carr: Crazy double save at a U20 international match.

Did that goalie have a Game Genie code for double speed or something? Yikes.
 
2013-05-22 02:32:17 AM  

Charlie Freak: Dumb to celebrate early, but even if he had been paying attention, I doubt he would have had time to recover and save it anyway.


Yeah, for maximum points in this surprisingly crowded category, the goalie needs to be about 45 seconds into a vivid, detailed pantomime of the violent sexual acts he's going to commit with the enthusiastic cooperation of the offensive player's mother, while the ball creeps inch by inch towards the goal line.
 
2013-05-22 02:48:20 AM  
His celebration is irrelevant. He would not have been able to recover to save the ball a second time.
 
2013-05-22 03:46:00 AM  

Snapper Carr: Crazy double save at a U20 international match.


That was farking awesome! :D
 
2013-05-22 04:12:49 AM  
I actually think he would have had a shot at saving it if he knew where it bounced. Clearly he had no idea.
 
2013-05-22 04:41:49 AM  
If he scrambled to secure the ball, or at least swat it away, he could have saved that goal. Instead, he turned away from the ball and began to celebrate by hopping up and down. He had a chance but gave it up.
 
2013-05-22 07:29:44 AM  

Satan's Chocolate Starfish: His celebration is irrelevant. He would not have been able to recover to save the ball a second time.


They're separate things.  When deflecting a shot you always, ALWAYS track the ball.  If you lose it, find it -- it's the one time it's OK to panic.  I don't relax until the ball is A) in my hands, B) out of bounds or C) in a teammate's control, and to be honest I really don't even relax with C because sometimes the defender can botch the possession.  It pays to be paranoid.  PKs are different, yes, but tracking the ball should be second nature you can't just switch off.  Hell, what reason is there to learn to switch it off just because it's a PK?  This sort of thing is pretty damn common.  Of course, I can say all this shiat because I made the exact same sort of mistakes when I was a kid.

HOWEVA, you're right -- the ball and the GK were heading in opposite directions.  It would've been physically impossible for him to turn his body around and get a second stab at the ball before it curled in.  So it was going to be a goal anyway, and losing the game wasn't his fault.  PKs heavily favor the shooter; getting a hand on it at all was about all anyone could ask for.

So, the premature celebration was stupid -- it shows a lack of mental focus, but this is a high schooler in a tournament FFS.  It's a "I'm still a dumb kid" moment.  The celebration itself didn't do any damage beyond making the defeat more embarrassing.  We'll find out what his Fark username is in a couple years, where he'll get to rant about how he'd never make that sort of mistake on the next thread.
 
2013-05-22 07:39:19 AM  

Dog Man: If he scrambled to secure the ball, or at least swat it away, he could have saved that goal.


I've looked at it several times now and I'm thinking you're right.  The first time the ball bounces he's still flat on his ass from the full-extension dive, but when I paused on the second bounce the ball's still not in the goal and he's already standing and starting to celebrate.  That means he had adequate time to reset his feet and jump the other way.  He simply lost track of the ball and didn't have the proper instincts to find it.

Again, I judge because I've been burned.  As a kid I've let through a number of goals myself because I didn't finish off a partial deflection.  So while I understand where this kid's coming from; calling him stupid is just calling it like it is.  Of course he's stupid; he's a HS kid.  Hell of a way to learn, though.
 
2013-05-22 08:07:58 AM  
The announcer sounds like Will Ferrell doing his Harry Caray impression.  Worth watching just for that.
 
2013-05-22 08:21:55 AM  
Dumb arse, more worried about celebrating than tracking the ball.  I feel for the kid, but to suggest this was not his fault is simply not based in fact.  One thing is for certain, if he plays at the next level, he won't make that mistake again.
 
2013-05-22 09:01:39 AM  
Snapper Carr:

Crazy double save at a U20 international match.

Major bonus points for the kid not giving up when he had been beat originally.

BTW: Is there a rule on how long a PK 'takes'?  IE, after you kick it do you have 5 seconds to let it roll, or is it when the ball stops moving?
 
2013-05-22 09:13:20 AM  

Mr_H: Snapper Carr:

Crazy double save at a U20 international match.

Major bonus points for the kid not giving up when he had been beat originally.

BTW: Is there a rule on how long a PK 'takes'?  IE, after you kick it do you have 5 seconds to let it roll, or is it when the ball stops moving?


If I'm not mistaken the ball is considered live as long as it's moving or until the keeper gathers it
 
2013-05-22 09:13:47 AM  
Maybe I'm wrong, but those announcers seem to have no idea what they are talking about.  It didn't 'ricochet' in.  The ball didn't have 'backspin'.
 
2013-05-22 09:44:13 AM  

Mr_H: Major bonus points for the kid not giving up when he had been beat originally.


But minus several million for being so far out of position in the first place.
 
2013-05-22 09:56:40 AM  

GoodyearPimp: Maybe I'm wrong, but those announcers seem to have no idea what they are talking about.  It didn't 'ricochet' in.  The ball didn't have 'backspin'.


It ricocheted off the goalie's hands, and had backspin imparted to it by the goalie's hands.

Maybe?
 
2013-05-22 10:15:58 AM  

Charlie Freak: Dumb to celebrate early, but even if he had been paying attention, I doubt he would have had time to recover and save it anyway.


by the time he reversed direction it would have been too late anyways.  unlucky backspin there.
 
2013-05-22 10:21:18 AM  

SlothB77: I doubt he would have had time to recover and save it anyway.


came to say this
 
2013-05-22 10:22:49 AM  

Mr_H: BTW: Is there a rule on how long a PK 'takes'? IE, after you kick it do you have 5 seconds to let it roll, or is it when the ball stops moving?


There might be a rule, but I'm not aware of it because PKs always resolve quickly once the ball's in motion.  The ref is more tasked with managing the head games between the shooter and GK.  Sometimes one or the other will try to stall and that invariably takes way longer than any crazy bounce a ball would take on a PK.

GoodyearPimp: Maybe I'm wrong, but those announcers seem to have no idea what they are talking about.  It didn't 'ricochet' in.  The ball didn't have 'backspin'.


I dunno, it looked like it had spin to me.  When you get a partial deflection, it means you didn't contact the ball dead-on and that can give it a killer spin.  Once it hits the ground, the spin alone has enough energy to bring the ball across the line, which is why I always finish off a save.  Now, if you want to get pedantic it's not a "backspin" so much as a forward spin, but announcers pretty much call any tight vertical spin a "backspin".
 
2013-05-22 10:48:36 AM  

Snapper Carr: Mr_H: Snapper Carr:

Crazy double save at a U20 international match.

Major bonus points for the kid not giving up when he had been beat originally.

BTW: Is there a rule on how long a PK 'takes'?  IE, after you kick it do you have 5 seconds to let it roll, or is it when the ball stops moving?

If I'm not mistaken the ball is considered live as long as it's moving or until the keeper gathers it


On penalties, it's if it stops moving, is gathered by the keeper, goes into touch, or touches a player other than the keeper.

A penalty taken in regular match time is a live ball as soon as it's struck, so only "dead" if it goes into touch.
 
2013-05-22 10:54:28 AM  

Charlie Freak: Dumb to celebrate early, but even if he had been paying attention, I doubt he would have had time to recover and save it anyway.


Yep. Live ball and he wasn't gonna get it no matter what he did.
 
2013-05-22 10:57:26 AM  

carnifex2005: HaywoodJablonski: http://youtu.be/jucahiH-hbE

Similar, but since the keeper acts like a royal douche, I think it's better

This one was pretty funny too.


Snapper Carr: I've seen NHL goalies who definitely would have the reflexes and presence of mind to make a second attempt (granted there's a huge difference in the level of training and mental acuity between professional athletes and varsity jocks).

Crazy double save at a U20 international match.


Video in TFA is lame. Videos from these comments are awesome though.
 
2013-05-22 11:14:31 AM  
It could have been worse:
 He didn't get struck by lightning.
His father didn't get up with a megaphone and scream "Your mother and I are separating."
The Jumbotron image wasn't replaced by a picture of him masturbating wearing his gym teacher's underwear on his head.
Both his grandfathers didn't rush onto the field and begin filming an S&M-themed porn.
 
2013-05-22 11:15:49 AM  

bongmiester: SlothB77: I doubt he would have had time to recover and save it anyway.

came to say this


Same here.  Not sure he would have had time to get back anyway.  PKs suck for the keeper.
 
2013-05-22 11:35:58 AM  
Whether he could or couldn't have gotten back on his feet to the ball, for me, isn't the point.  Never stop playing until directed by the Ref/whistle.

I've a championship game tonight and I KNOW, I'll be yelling at a player or two on my team to do that exact same thing.  Play to the whistle.  both maroons will stop playing and challenge the ref to make a call, while the other team has taken possession of the ball undefended or we get a call and instead of taking the free kick during the confusion, they argue with the ref and give the other team time to setup a defense.

/both scenarios just make my head explode.
//scenario two had nothing to do with the video, i know.
 
2013-05-22 12:34:30 PM  

Snapper Carr: I've seen NHL goalies who definitely would have the reflexes and presence of mind to make a second attempt (granted there's a huge difference in the level of training and mental acuity between professional athletes and varsity jocks).


Yeah, but the skates really get stuck in the grass, so I don't think they would have made this save.
 
2013-05-22 11:27:07 PM  

Snapper Carr: NakedReporta: If there was a mistake, it was in not punching it to the right away from the goal. Hell, there are professional keepers at the highest level who make that mistake (I'm looking at you, David de Gea). But he guessed right and got a hand or hands on it, and at that point, you're just wanting to stop the damn thing from going in the goal. That was some wicked spin on that ball. And no, I don't think he had time to get it before it crossed the line, celebration or not.

I've seen NHL goalies who definitely would have the reflexes and presence of mind to make a second attempt (granted there's a huge difference in the level of training and mental acuity between professional athletes and varsity jocks).

Crazy double save at a U20 international match.


that is how it's done.


wowwwwwwwwwww
 
2013-05-23 01:45:23 AM  

mamoru: Snapper Carr: Crazy double save at a U20 international match.

That was farking awesome! :D


Even more awesome when you consider that save was made in the 84th minute with the goalkeepers team down 3-2. The match ended up being 3-3.
 
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