Edison freshman Brian Gaeta could have fibbed or at least exaggerated the truth, but he never flinched when asked if his overtime goal should have counted.
"Honest truth, I thought it was a good call," Gaeta said. "I didn't push, but I had my hands on his back. So I guess maybe it was a push."
Wednesday's Edison-Fountain Valley boys' soccer game also turned out to be a push. After 100 minutes of bumping and bruising play on a slippery Fountain Valley field, the Sunset League contest ended in a 0-0 tie.
Gaeta also was involved in another nullified goal, but he wasn't as agreeable with that call. With 20 minutes left in regulation, Gaeta headed a rebound past Fountain Valley goalkeeper Peter Fatzaun, but an offsides call erased the goal.