Aug. 13, 2008
Heather O’Reilly has been around the soccer block. She’s scored many a goal and experienced pretty much everything a female soccer player can experience. However, just 40 seconds into the USA’s 4-0 victory over New Zealand on Aug. 12 to finish Group G play at the 2008 Olympics, O’Reilly experienced something entirely different. The 5-foot-5 midfielder latched onto a ball headed into her path by Carli Lloyd, took a touch and blasted a 30-yard shot over the Kiwi ‘keeper and into the net.