goal·​ie | \ˈgō-lē \

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Ethan Brown was the leading goal-scorer while Liam Slade grew as a goalie throughout the season. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County JV spring athletes earn their stripes," 5 June 2018 The main road through Humboldt is named Glenn Hall Drive, after its hometown hero who went on to the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups as a goalie for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks. Anchorage Daily News, "Bus crash in Canada devastates a hockey town," 8 Apr. 2018 The drowning of former NHL goalie Ray Emery does not appear suspicious, police said. Fox News, "Police: Drowning of NHL goalie Ray Emery not suspicious," 16 July 2018 Led by goalie Rachel Hall, from Texas, with six saves, the stingy play early helped this become the lowest scoring game in the history of the girls All-America game. Katherine Dunn, baltimoresun.com, "Jenner's draw leads to Bakes' OT winner in South's 10-9 victory in girls Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game," 1 July 2018 Four minutes later, Pasqualoni sent a free position shot past New Fairfield goalie Rachel Mikolay. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Girls Lacrosse: East Catholic Runs Out Of Time, Falls To New Fairfield, 9-6," 9 June 2018 The defense was anchored by junior goalie Zoe Foster, though the play of Schmidt, Burzynski, senior Aisha Phillippe and Grace Sullivan-Konyn and sophomore Benson Duggan limited teams' shot opportunities. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Area girls soccer rankings, players and team of the week," 7 May 2018 The team is also finally finished with the terrible contract of goalie Kari Lehtonen that had burdened this team for years. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Success level of new Stars coach will decide fate of his general manager | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 May 2018 With a wall of Lady Mustangs 10 yards downfield, the kick sailed over the wall into the waiting arms of Kingwood's goalie. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Kingwood girls advance in 6A playoffs with 2-1 overtime victory," 6 Apr. 2018

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of goalie

: a player who defends the goal in a game (such as soccer or hockey)


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