LORAS COLLEGE – On the last episode of SportsZONE we showed highlights of the Loras men’s soccer team taking on Simpson College in the Rock Bowl. In the 45th minute Jojo Schmidt received a pass just outside the top of the goal box, and using the outside of his right foot kicked the ball and was able to bend it just inside the left goalpost for the game-winning goal. His goal shocked the fans in attendance and everyone watching the next night on SportsZONE.
Not only did his ‘Bend like Beckham’ goal receive shout-outs and high fives on campus the next day, his goal received national recognition just three nights later. On Friday October 4th, Fox Sports 1 showcased Jojo’s goal during its top play segment nicknamed ‘The 1’ on its 10 p.m. edition of Fox Sports Live.
Not only did Jojo’s goal get nominated as the one of the best plays, his goal received enough votes to be named the best play, or ‘The 1” later that night. Congrats to Jojo, the Loras men’s soccer team and Loras College for such a high flying achievement!
Joel is a senior at Loras College and a Dubuque native. Joel is the Producer for SportsZONE, as well as anchor, reporter and commentator for Live Sports. Joel has spent past summers as a sports intern for KCCI-TV in Des Moines and has also interned for the Iowa Cubs video team. Joel has a strong passion for sports and loves to be involved in the community.