Monday, October 21, 2013

Collegiate soccer siblings both break their noses at games on the same weekend (PHOTO)

Brother and sister Addison and Jess Straub share more than DNA. They both love soccer and can now show off a pair of similarly bent noses.

Last month, during the two collegiate soccer stars broke their noses at games within 48 hours of each other.

This came as quite a surprise to their parents Melanie and Andy Straub who  told the Syracuse Post-Standard that they've watched their children play soccer since the age of 6, without a single broken bone.

First to get injured was Addison, a senior forward for the State University of New York at Oneonta's team. The Red Dragons were playing at the Mayor's Cup in Oneonta against Messiah College on Saturday. Addison attempted to kick the the ball into the goal but the goalie blocked it. The ball came back to him and he tried to hit it in with his head but instead got kicked in the face by a defender. 

That picture of his broken schnoz came in handy the next day when younger sister Jess was playing a soccer game for her SUNY-ESF. Jess hadn't been to her brother's game the day before, but saw pictures of his injury from her parents.

In the first 10 minutes of the game Jess makes the same mistake as her brother and attempts to header the ball, but hits another player instead.

The following Friday, Addison and Jess went in for surgery at the same hospital wearing the same SUNY gowns. At first, the doctor thought it was a joke that they were siblings.

It's nice to see a brother and sister bond over sports.

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