"They shall not pass" (French: "Ils ne passeront pas/On ne passe pas"; Spanish: "¡No pasarán!") is a slogan used to express determination to defend a position against an enemy. It was most famously used during the Battle of Verdun in World War I by French General Robert Nivelle. -- Wikipedia.
Allow a father to brag a bit. My daughter Hannah played in the goal for Southern Miss this afternoon against Mississippi State. Games typically last 90 minutes (two 45 minute halves). This one went into two ten-minute overtimes. There was no shoot-out at the end simply because this was a "friendly." If there had been, she would have won that, too. Here is the Mississippi State (the other guys') report of the game:
Bulldogs Play To Scoreless Tie Tuesday At Southern Miss
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Mississippi State had won two-straight matches in overtime, but the Dawgs couldn't punch in the golden goal Tuesday afternoon as they played to a scoreless tie against Southern Mississippi.
After an evenly-played opening half, Mississippi State dominated the remainder of the match, out-shooting the Golden Eagles 21-7 over the final 65 minutes.
State ran its record to 3-3-1 on the season, while Southern Miss went to 3-3-2.
Mississippi State ended up out-firing the Golden Eagles 27-12 in the match. State put 12 shots on target, but it was unable to get the winner past Hannah Vanderboegh, who stopped 11 shots.
Bulldog junior goalkeeper Skylar Rosson turned away five chances on the afternoon before being sent off with a red card in the final three minutes of the second overtime.
"I was very proud of the way our team battled today. We played well and had our chances, but we just couldn't find the net," MSU head coach Neil Macdonald said. "We are averaging 18 shots a game, but we have to start putting some of those away. The positive is that we are creating chances and giving ourselves an opportunity to win."
State's first opportunity came with 37 minutes left in the opening half. Morganne Grimes lined the free kick to Tarah Henderson inside the box. Henderson fired the loose ball, but Vanderboegh made the save.
USM immediately countered with its first scoring opportunity. Jordan Wagner broke past the Bulldog back line, but Shannen Jainudeen's defensive pressure forced her fire her shot right at Rosson.
The Dawgs had another opportunity on goal in the 17th minute. Freshman Amy Hoover found the ball at her feet in front of the left post. Her inaugural attempt was stopped by Vanderboegh, and the second was cleared away from the line by a Golden Eagle defender.
Southern Miss' Macie Wallace created a chance two minutes before the opening half expired, but Rosson made the stop to send the match to halftime scoreless.
Both teams came out firing in the second half. With 40 minutes remaining, Chelsea Cruthirds worked to the end line and sent a cross into the box that a streaking Golden Eagle player just missed getting a foot on.
State answered a minute later. Lauren Morgan slipped a pass between defenders to Elisabeth Sullivan, but Vanderboegh made a diving stab of the Memphis, Tenn., native's 1-vs.-1 effort.
Junior Jasmine Simmons nearly broke the deadlock in the 65th minute. The Oklahoma City native collected the ball at the left post and had a couple of chances, but she was unable to punch the ball past Vanderboegh.
In the 67th minute, Sullivan spun past her defender and made a run toward the end line. She lined a cross into the box, but Amy Hoover's flick sailed high of target.
Hoover had another opportunity at the 70:39 mark. Sullivan broke free down the left sideline and found Hoover for the 20-yard shot, but Vanderboegh managed to get the fingertips on the attempt and knock it over the end line.
Hoover directed the ensuing corner kick toward the far post, but a sliding Jainudeen was unable to get a foot on the ball.
The Dawgs continued the offensive pressure two minutes later. Henderson's try for the top shelf sailed high, and Sullivan's bullet from the left sailed just wide of the far post.
After USM sent a free kick into the wall, Jordan Wagner's 79th-minute shot from the left deflected off the crossbar.
Henderson had the first good look at goal in overtime, but she was unable to angle the header past Vanderboegh.
Vanderboegh pushed the match to a second overtime as she stopped a Madison McKee on-target header in the 100th minute.
Just as they did in the inaugural overtime, the Dawgs came out firing in the final stanza. Dana Forbes had a breakaway opportunity 30 seconds in, but Vanderboegh once again came up with a diving stab.
Seconds later McKee fired a ball from range, but Vanderboegh once again came up with the big save, knocking the ball away from the goal.
Her own coach's report was a bit more terse: "Senior keeper Hannah Vanderboegh has worked all but one game between the pipes and leads the keepers in saves and minutes played."
11 saves, most of them 1 on 1's. Hannah said her legs felt like rubber afterward.
Damn but I'm proud of that girl.
LATER: Here's a photo of Hannah firing a Moisin-Nagant Carbine in 2009. She liked it so much, she got a Russian M-44 of her own. Like her sister Zoe, she now has an M4-gery too.