Editor’s note: This story first appeared in our Winter 2019 magazine as part of our NCAA championship coverage.
Olivia Barnhill had been there before.
No, not literally there. Not standing in the steady rain at one end of the UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, N.C., waiting for the climactic minutes that would ultimately define her team’s season.
But a penalty-kick shootout for high stakes? That was familiar territory. Comfortable territory, even.