VIDEO — Brilliant Carroll header secures Eureka win


Ray Hamill/ – Eureka’s Keylei Carroll, center, scored on a header in the final minute of Saturday’s game.

By Ray Hamill — Eureka junior Keylei Carroll is known for her great defensive play, anchoring a strong Loggers back line alongside Rebecca Russ.

But on Saturday, Carroll showed the other side to her game with a brilliant scoring header off a perfectly placed corner kick by Brynn Hales to seal a hard-fought 2-0 win at rivals Arcata.

The win gives the Loggers some crucial early momentum in the H-DNL race, and wasn’t secured until Carroll headed home in the final minute of play.

And what a header it was, with Carroll blasting the ball into the roof of the net and giving Arcata goalie Skaidra Pulley and her defense no chance.

“For any team at any level, that was a beautiful goal,” Arcata head coach Patrick Stranahan said.

The assist was Hales’ second of the game.

For more on the Loggers’ big win, see Eureka girls edge Arcata in key showdown …

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  1. Keeper appears to be shortest player on team…hats off to her for taking on the most important position after head coach…

    The header was well videoed…with that revelation, perspective is GK should only get taller and her judgement will improve… the shorter a player is playing goalkeeper means it’s much more difficult understanding your crossbar height and shots in the air can be hard to judge as to whether the goalkeeper thinks it’s going over the crossbar or not… it appeared the goalkeeper thought the header was going over the crossbar, as opposed to deflecting the ball over the crossbar…

    … it’s all about perspective and the goalkeeper should keep her chin up…

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