LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — It was the first varsity goal for Aidan Tourani of the La Can¿ada High boys' soccer team and did it ever come at the right time.
Down a goal with four minutes to go, the Spartans earned a corner kick and sent everyone — including the goalkeeper — up the field. Tourani got there first and headed the ball into the top left corner of the box, on a bounce, to notch the equalizer in a 2-2 tie with South Pasadena Tuesday.
“When I walked up to the box I felt a connection and I knew the corner was going to come to me,” said Tourani, a junior defender for La Cañada who got the goal off a pass from Armand Bagramyan. “I didn’t think it went in, but when I got up everybody was cheering and I was like, ‘No way.’”