The weekend didn’t produce any victories for the Washington State Cougars soccer team, but it did produce one viral moment that’s making the rounds of social media — for good reason.
Defender Brianna Alger basically murdered an Arizona State midfielder with this move:
Now, take a closer look — Alger doesn’t even touch the ball during the entirety of the move, which brings the helpless defender to her knees:
That kind of ankle breaking belongs on one of those old And1 mixtapes. Is this the soccer equivalent of getting dunked on? Maybe we should go with that metaphor, because that poor ASU defender is never going to live down being put on that poster.
WSU is 9-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the Pac-12; those seven points in league are currently good for fifth. They are traveling to Eugene to face the Oregon Ducks on Saturday. The Ducks are in last place, but the Cougars — who have had a tough time scoring goals lately, despite generating loads of chances — are coming off a scoreless draw with also last place Arizona State. Oregon has given up two or more goals in six of its last eight games, so perhaps WSU can get back to its goal-scoring ways after being shut out last weekend.