via USA Lacrosse Magazine Online, by Justin Feil, photo by Justin Feingold
Brayden Brown was shocked when he found out he had set a national record.
“My parents and my coach told me,” said the freshman goalie at Palmetto Ridge (Fla.). “I was pretty excited. It didn’t feel real at first.”
Brown stopped a record 57 shots — out of the 60 that he saw — in a 4-3 win over Taravella (Fla.) on March 31. The game went seven overtimes, making it also one of the longest games on the books.
Mike Loveday of LaxNumbers was first to report the national record and also provided context on the history of crazy overtime games.
“When I was saving all the shots in overtime, I knew we had that game,” Brown said. “When the ball came to my end, I knew they depended on me. I was really hoping the offense would go score for me so I wouldn’t have to face that many shots.”
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