Denver lacrosse's Wesley Berg scores diving behind-the-back circus goal
Denver attackman Wesley Berg's third goal sent the Pioneers to their first ever NCAA lacrosse national championship game, but his second goal of the day was as impressive a display of athleticism as you'll ever see.
Berg, a senior from Coquitlam, British Columbia, found a loose ball in front of the net and shot it behind his back while falling to the ground. The shot went through the goalie's legs and into the net to give Denver a 10–6 lead.
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise that Berg is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, college lacrosse's version of the Heisman.
Notre Dame clawed back, though, and tied the game at 10 with nine seconds left. Berg scored again with just over two minutes left in the first overtime to give the Pioneers a sudden-death victory.
Denver will face the winner of Saturday's Johns Hopkins-Maryland game in the championship game on Monday. If the Pioneers win, they will be the westernmost champions in NCAA history.
- Dan Gartland