It looked harmless enough.
With a little more than three minutes left in the second overtime Tuesday night, the Jefferson City Lady Jays knocked a shot toward the lower corner of the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Lady Tiger net.
The Smith-Cotton keeper stopped the ball and players from both teams started to head toward the other end of the field. And then the ball trickled at most a foot over the goal line.
After a couple of seconds, what just happened sunk in as the Lady Jays celebrated a 2-1 victory over the Lady Tigers at 179 Soccer Park.
"Sometimes in soccer, you have to have a little luck," Lady Jays coach Matt Stacey said.
Megan O'Dell was credited with the game-winner.