The soccer ball flies in between her legs. It twists through the air like a living thing - like a wild animal ravaging the grass in its rage.The ball slides gracefully in between the oppenents legs, while she flashes by, not letting her eyes off the goal for a second. Flip - turn - she sprints down the sideline. Two players draw closer and closer, until she fakes them out - leaving them in a pile of corpses behind her. Sweat drips down her forehead - the only thing in her mind is to push on through the pain. She crosses the half-way mark- swoop, she spins the ball into the air in a perfect rainbow. Thump! Thump! Thump! The ball tears through everything in its path, shooting up a trail of dust. “Here! Here!” a teammate calls. She glances up for just a second - it’s not worth it. Coach yells at her to run faster. Faster! Pushing even harder would mean even more pain. She pushes harder.