Provo • All kids who play sports draw up the perfect, game-winning opportunity in their mind. For some, it might be stepping to the plate in the bottom of the ninth in the World Series. For others, the fantasy is taking the final shot in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
For BYU soccer forward Carlee Payne Holmoe, her dream was to sink a penalty kick in the final minute of the NCAA Championship tournament. Holmoe's dream came true on Thursday night when her penalty kick found the bottom left corner of the net with just 44 seconds left to give the top-seeded Cougars a 1-0 win over Auburn.
"Right when he called the PK, I was very excited, and then, all of a sudden, I was so nervous, but I felt confident that I could kick it where I wanted to," Holmoe said. "That's definitely a moment in my career that I'll never forget."