To answer your question, the proper mechanic from what you described would
be to look at the CR, (eye contact) and start your sprint up the line. Good
goal. Restart, KO.
Nice description of the events.
On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 20:24:03 -0800, Ralph Penick <[log in to unmask]>
>I had a call this fall that was the first time I've seen it in 10 yrs of
>ref'g regarding leaving the field of play. First, let me set the scene. A
>beautiful late Oct. Sat.at Whitworth College, a division III school. For
>those of you who have never seen Whitworth's field, it looks like a well
>kept golf course fairway and cut as close as a golf cource green. It's
>nicer than the 4 D/1 program fields we serve from Spokane, WA. It's
>beautiful and large. 120 by 75 that allows either fast or controlled play.
>The size and cut give both open and great angles of play.
>Whitworth made it to the D/III national playoffs in '01 but are 3rd in
>league this fall after sustaining some early season injuries. Linfield is
>the opponent. Linfield, though not as strong a side, none the less, scored
>a weak goal early and was holding on to a 1-0 lead at the 80th minute.
>Whitworth is controlling the flow of play and pressing at every
>A diagonal through pass is sent toward me, the AR. The attacker is on-side
>and takes the ball at full speed 5 yds from the touch line. He takes the
>ball to the goal line and sends a diagonal cross. The defender is a half
>step behind and both players go sliding /rolling. The field has 50 ft high
>soft netting 7 yds beyond the goal lines to stop errant shots. Both
>slide into the net. Meanwhile, the far side wing runs onto the cross and
>hits a one-time shot at the near post (far post to me). The GK dives and
>gets an arm on the ball. The rebound goes up the center right to the
>mid at at the 18. He strikes the ball toward the near post. The keeper
>dives again along his line, but a defender slides and deflects this shot at
>the P spot. The ball rolls toward the corner flag. The original striker
>back up and heads for the ball. His defender is still a step behind. The
>striker touches once for control and as the GK is charging out, slips the
>ball under under him, inside the near corner post and into the net. The
>a local USSF 5, is in a good position at the 18 and looks at me with a look
>of "did you see all that and is it OK?". What's my proper mechanics?
>Ralph Penick, USSF 7, WAISOA, NF
>Long time lurker. Occasional contributor