Entering Thursday night’s match against South Carolina, Florida was in a three-way tie atop the SEC standings in women’s soccer. They left the match alone in first place.
Thanks in part to Florida’s Liz Slattery who kicked a buzzer beater in double overtime to beat the Gamecocks 2-1. I can’t recall a buzzer-beating goal in soccer before, and just like basketball, it’s just as awesome.
“I can’t even believe that just happened,” Slattery said, according to a Florida press release. “We willed our way into the 18, and there’s 10 seconds left and the fact that we could still keep going and keep pressing. Meggie (Dougherty Howard) and Savannah (Jordan) made a huge effort in the box to get the ball and get it back out, and they were trying to score. It just happened to pop right out to me, and I just took a touch right past the girl and chipped it. It was the most slow-motion thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life. It was like, 3, 2, 1, net.”
Slattery’s goal is the latest ever in the two 10-minute overtime format in NCAA women’s soccer.
You have to watch the video above.