CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Emily Lillard scored the first goal of the University of Miami's women's soccer season. And she's a goalie.
Lillard's second-half free kick from midfield somehow found its way into the net, marking Miami's biggest highlight during its 2-1 loss at Central Florida on Sunday afternoon.
Lillard also made seven saves, but the senior from Overland Park, Kansas, will never forget her goal, which she thinks was her first since she scored on a penalty kick in high school.
In a telephone interview as the team headed home from the match in Orlando, Lillard told The Associated Press she was thrilled to finally get a goal — but would rather be known for saves than scores.