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Rider High School's Josh Peloquin Nails 35-Yard Goal in Final Seconds of Game

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Membership 0 Comments

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Talk about clutch!

Coach Josh Hills Rider High School boys soccer team found themselves in the final seconds of a heated battle against Denton High last Tuesday night.

With the game tied 2-all, junior Josh Peloquin drills the ball from 35 yards out for the 3-2 win. Watch the video and read Coach Hills reaction to the goal below:

From Coach Hill: "Throughout the game I felt we created a number of good scoring opportunities. I felt like we would have a good chance to get a game winner late, of course I never thought it would be that late.

I have never seen anything like this as a player or a coach. I have seen late goals decide games, but never seen the ball hit the back of the net and then hear the buzzer go off.  It was like his own version of March Madness.

When you watch the goal, you only see the skill involved in the goal, which is obviously extraordinary. Josh has scored a ton of goals since he has been at Rider, but he was missing that signature, big-time goal at a big-time moment on his resume. For him to come through for his team in the way he did, really has given him a confidence that can only be achieved through stepping up in a tough situation. I couldnt be happier for him."

Hill has been an NSCAA member since 2007 and coaches boys soccer and cross country at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. Congratulations and best wishes for the rest of the season!

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