Swiss League’s Thomas Deruns Scores Incredible Lacrosse Goal
Ever since Michigan University’s Mike Legg introduced us to his patented “lacrosse goal” during an NCAA tournament game against Minnesota back in 1996, several players have done their best to imitate this very same maneuver. Whether it is 9-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom or the EBEL’s Aaron Fox showcasing such a display of skill, one thing remains the same; this maneuver will leave the goalie at your mercy, while bringing the crowd to their feet.
During game four of the Swiss League finals, Servette Geneve’s Thomas Deruns once again proved just how effective the lacrosse goal can be. With the game tied 2-2, Deruns found himself behind the SC Berne net. Feeling no pressure from the defense, he was afforded more than enough time to scoop the puck onto his stick and tuck it under the bar before Berne goalkeeper, Marco Buhrer, could figure out what was happening.
Unfortunately, the goal was all for naught as Berne would win the game in overtime, 4-3, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. So should that take away from the luster of such a spectacular goal? Perhaps, for the players and fans of Servette Geneve, but not for every other hockey fan across the world.
If you happen to fall into the latter group, sit back and enjoy this beauty.