Internet "flips" over Maize soccer stars

MAIZE, Kan. (KWCH) -- Fans are flipping out over a soccer throw-in.

Maize senior defender Ashlyn Lakin tosses a perfect flip-throw to senior midfielder Rachel Marshall--who completes the play with a header into the back of the net.

"I can't even imagine that. It blew up way more than I ever thought it would and it's just crazy," Lakin said.

The original video, shot by @KWCHMatt, is blowing up to the tune of nearly 1,000 likes on twitter, and even reached ESPN, ABC News, and Inside Edition.

"It's not the first time Ashlyn has done that throw but it's the first time we've gotten someone on the back of it. And the fact that it went in is just awesome," Marshall said. "Seeing that everyone is talking about it is just awesome."

Marshall even heard from distant family members across the country in California. She said everyone is reaching out about this play.

But as she mentioned, it's not the first time Lakin attempted this throw. She learned the "trick" from an early age and uses it in game situations on the attack.

"My mom showed me a video or something in elementary school. My mom was like 'you should try this, it seems cool.' And it actually wasn't too hard to learn, I learned it pretty fast. It's just learning when to let go at the right time," she said.

She's mastered that part. Lakin is able to throw into the goal box from the sideline. And now, she found her other half to complete the play.

Marshall knew this particular throw in the game against Maize South was the perfect opportunity to score.

"I knew this was coming up, I wanted that one to be mine and I was going to do everything possible to get on the back of it," Marshall said. "When I saw the header when into the back of the goal, that feeling, I will honestly never forget."

Marshall and Lakin both committed to Emporia State soccer and will be roommates in the fall.