A New Jersey highschool soccer sport got here right down to the wire on Friday night time and an unbelievable Hail Mary helped one staff go residence pleased.
Washington Township Excessive Faculty was trailing No. 19 Winslow Township Excessive Faculty and had been right down to their last play. Cole Aquino dropped again and threw the ball so far as he might. The ball was pinpointed proper on the aim line and tipped up within the air.
Washington’s DaShawn Lengthy noticed the ball up for grabs and made a diving catch ultimately zone for the win. The group went loopy as Lengthy and his teammates celebrated the rating. Winslow gamers had been in shock.
“W-O-W … Can’t script this,” NJ.com author Kevin Minnick wrote on X together with the clip.
Washington gained the sport 27-25.
“That’s a loopy option to finish it. I can’t imagine that,” Lengthy instructed NJ.com after the sport.
Aquino mentioned, “It occurred so quick, it’s like a blur. I’m nonetheless in shock. I simply trusted my mechanics and let it fly.”
It was Washington’s fifth win of the season, and they’re now on a three-game profitable streak. Winslow fell to 5-2 on the season. Winslow got here into the sport ranked No. 19 within the state, in line with Max Preps.
Washington competes within the West Jersey Soccer League Continental and behind Holy Spirit of their division. Winslow are first within the West Jersey Soccer League Independence – only a sport up over Delsea and Cedar Creek within the loss column.