Reddit user thebeautiful_game shares his story about how he met his wife during an indoor soccer class at their university. Their first contact was when he violently kneed her in the head and she wound up getting 15 stitches. Apparently, his charm was much better than his aim!
“The last semester of my undergrad, I enrolled in a 1 credit indoor soccer class. This class was co-ed, and we played on a basketball court. There was a girl in the class who was talking with the instructor, laughing about how this was her 13th time taking the class (which had two sections M|W and T|Th). Apparently her engineering scholarship covered taking up to 18 credits a semester, so she actually minored in exercise science.
A cute blonde with dimples who wore a Fraggle rock t-shirt and smelled like weed at 9 in the morning, every morning. I was immediately infatuated with her, and we hadn’t even started playing.
Turns out she was an absolute beast of a goalkeeper, so she was normally picked first every single morning. She wouldn’t just keep a clean sheet, she loved poking fun at your misses.
Well as the semester ran down, I realized I was running out of time to make an impression. She was always friendly with me, but she was like that with everyone so I knew I wasn’t doing anything special. After watching her poke fun at one of the guys for ‘wimping out’ on a 50/50 ball, I thought maybe really challenging her would be the way to make my mark.
I took the ball up the short field and into the box and I tried to fake her out with some footwork, but she wasn’t fooled. By the time she dove for the ball, it was too late for me to stop. She pushed the ball out of play, and I tried to jump over her.
My knee hit her right above her eyebrow which popped open like an overcooked hot-dog, you could actually see the brow bone. I felt terrible and expected her to flip out.
She hopped up and actually laughed, saying ‘If you’re going to hit me at least freaking score.’
I volunteered to walk with her a few blocks to the university hospital. On the way there, her only complaint was with graduation 2 weeks away she was going to have a shiner like she happened to for her prom.”