WITHOUT A GOAL, ELIMINATION IS IMMINENT.
A goal ensures overtime. A save means victory
and a berth in the finals.
The goaltender, in her classic pose, is ready for the save.
Two defenders are straining to take away
the shot and preserve the win.
The top corner looks open. Shoot now? Go wide
for a clearer shot? Pull the defenders out of position and
slip a back-hand to a trailing forward?
Both benches are on their feet!
Anxious parents are screaming encouragement!
The fans are cheering wildly!
With four seconds remaining there will be
only one chance to tie the game…SHOOT! SHOOT!
AUGUST 2000, DOM SPORTS, TORONTO, CANADA
ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY STEVE HOUSTON