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In this Nov. 5 photo, BYU forward Kassidy C. Shumway (21) is pulled to the ground by New Mexico defender Elizabeth Lambert (15) as she tries to maintain possession during the second half of a match in Provo, Utah.

Sock her, Part Deux

OK, before I let this go, here's a great example of what I was saying about the sheer capriciousness of soccer officiating ...

No doubt you've seen this already, but here's the video everyone's talking about of New Mexico defender/cementhead Elizabeth Lambert going all Hanson brothers on BYU. Watch it all the way through to the end.

Now tell me how, after all that, she didn't get red-carded. Seriously. She got one yellow card, and it wasn't even for yanking the one woman down by her hair or throwing a 1-2 combination at another. It was for a (relatively) mild trip.

Someone who knows soccer better than I do needs to explain this to me. Because I don't get it.

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