Marina soccer Coach Tino Younger sat more than 200 yards away and listened to the cheers as his girls' soccer team pulled off its second consecutive upset, a 3-2 overtime victory over third-ranked Edison in a Sunset League game Tuesday at Marina.
Younger could only guess who scored the winning goal 13 minutes into overtime, but he heard the Viking sideline erupt when junior Jennifer Kindschi used her stomach to knock in the game-winning goal off a perfectly placed corner kick from junior Ember Crouch.
Younger, ejected from the team's last game (an upset victory over Esperanza), had to stay away from Tuesday's game. While watching the junior varsity play, Younger relied on crowd response to find out what was happening.
"I had no idea who was scoring goals," said Younger, whose team moved into a tie for second place with Edison. "This was huge for the kids. They learned that I don't have to be there and that they don't have to rely on me emotionally and mentally."