UT Gold Medalist Julia Grosso and the Future of Women’s Soccer in Texas
University of Texas senior midfielder Julia Grosso didn’t have time to get nervous before taking the penalty kick that earned Canada its first gold medal in women’s soccer. Assigned the sixth spot in a five-shot penalty shootout during the championship game at the Tokyo Olympics, Grosso wasn’t guaranteed a turn before the match ended. She watched as the Swedish captain, Caroline Seger, lifted her shot, which could have won the match, over the goal, leading to an additional penalty kick. Seconds later, the 21-year-old Grosso was standing in front of the goal with a chance to win it all. “As soon as I started running toward the ball, nothing was going through my head, just focus, just score,” she says. The kick angled left as the…View Original Post
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