This month’s challenge is “ The Goal Keeper” This month’s challenge we want to focus on guarding the goal or blocking a scoring attempt.
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While I'm in hoops mode, here is one from last night, D4, 50mm @ F2, ISO 2000. FGCU Chase Fieler attempting to shoot through two Stetson Defenders in the A-Sun Quarter Finals (FGCU won handily by the way, advancing to the Semi-Finals Thursday, and is favored as the ASun champ to the NCAA).
The topic looks so empty figured I'd put a few in together.
I consider home plate a "goal", so a home plate play (honestly don't recall if he was out or safe). Florida Miracle (minor league pro team) vs Stone Crabs 5/24/2013. Shot with a D4, 200/F2 @ F2, 800th at ISO 2500:
Finally soccer, which the topic seems aimed more toward. This is UNF and FGCU in the A-Sun conference semi-final, with UNF (blue) attacking, and FGCU (white/yellow) defending, and a save by the FGCU keeper.
This one is kind of sad. It's the conference finals for FGCU, and having one most prior years they were the favorites. The final game (vs. Jacksonville) came up tied, and went into a Penalty Kick shoot out. This was the winning penalty kick's goal keeper attempt -- well short by the excellent FGCU keeper, a miss, and Jacksonville won and advanced to the NCAA playoffs.
But we're there to document the game, not just the good parts. At least I think so.
This is a D4, 400 @ F2.8, ISO 200, 1/4000th.
I was surprised with all the soccer shots I have, how few I have that are good quality of the keeper -- usually any showing their face are full field length, and the close up quality is not good. Will have to remember that next year.
Thu 06-Mar-14 07:55 PM | edited Thu 06-Mar-14 08:14 PM by John Cerra
I would call this picture "Jersey Tough."
It is a shot from the NJ High School state finals in March of 2013. Two teams, St. Joseph's High School of Metuchen, and Roselle Catholic High School met in the finals after both defeated several storied programs. In this shot, Roselle Catholic's Tyler Roberson is blocking the shot of 7'0" tall Karl Towns of St. Joes. Roberson is now attending Syracuse, and Towns is headed to Kentucky in the fall.
All eight players in this shot will play D1 ball. Three of these players are likely to play in the NBA, Roberson, Towns and Malachi Richardson. In addition, there are two freshman on the floor, with vry high ceilings.
As an RC grad I am happy to note that Roselle Catholic won.
I tried to upload the smallest file I could make of this shot to no avail. The Nikonians "Goalkeeper" keeps swatting my shot away. Any advice on getting a large photo (the linked photo is 10 megs) would be appreciated. Anyway, here is the link: