Michael Keasey's final goal as a member of the Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse team meant a lot to him, his teammates and his coach.
The goal proved to be the game-winner, allowing the Sea Kings to claim their first U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section title last week.
Keasey and the Sea Kings played for more than their school during a 7-6 win against Palos Verdes that day. They played for Coach George Warren Mix's father, George Warren "Moose" Mix Sr., who passed away at 74 of heart failure on May 4, eight days before CdM completed its historic season.
David Keasey, Michael's father, said "Moose" was with the Sea Kings that afternoon against Palos Verdes.
When Keasey found the back of the net for the third time at Mission Viejo High, a familiar song blasted. The song was Mix's dad's favorite, "Sweet Caroline."
Oh, how sweet it was when Keasey's goal, coming with 10:46 left in the fourth quarter, broke a 6-6 tie and held up to be the difference.