inute she's in there. She was awesome tonight."

Perhaps Bailey's best effort came five minutes into the second half, when, having bolted about 10 yards from the cage, she blocked a strong shot from the right wing by Walnut offensive catalyst Christina Carriaga. The rebound rolled about 15 feet back out toward the middle of the box, but Bailey quickly pounced on it, before a Walnut player could do any more damage. More praise and coverage here and here and here.

Posted by at March 9, 2003 04:24 PM

I saw the U.S.-Canada U-19 final last summer. Tougher than nails, pressure all the way, 48,000 screaming fans. Canada's goalie played like your niece, got a terrible knock late in the game that had her groggy. Then they had golden goal overtime, and one got by her. But it was still heroic, just like Kindra. (Bet she saw it, too -- ask her about it.)

Posted by: Dana Blankenhorn at March 9, 2003 07:31 PM

Dana -- I told her after the game: "Hope you remembered it!" She smiled weirdly and said "Oh, *I* remember it!"

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 9, 2003 07:58 PM

Wow! amazing stuff. Remind me never to get into a scuffle with you...

Posted by: shannon at March 10, 2003 07:35 AM

Great story, great performance. I could almost see the action! Give KB my best & a hug (and maybe an ice bag!) SN

Posted by: Sue Nolen at March 12, 2003 09:15 PM
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