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What does goalie mean?
In sports like soccer (football) and hockey, goalie is an informal name for the goalkeeper, the player positioned in front of the goal whose job is to prevent the ball or puck from entering it (or crossing the goal line).
Goalie can be used to refer to the position or the player. A goalie might say they play goalie.
The position is usually officially called goalkeeper or goaltender, but goalie is very commonly used, especially in youth sports. In soccer, the goalkeeper is also sometimes called the keeper.
Example: When I played soccer, I was the goalie, and I was pretty good, especially because I was quick and had long arms for my age.
Where does goalie come from>
The first records of the word goalie come from the 1920s. The suffix -ie is a variant of the suffix –y and is used to make words more informal, such as in doggie and biggie.
In a lot of sports, the object of the game is to get the ball or puck into the goal. And in most of those sports, there is someone there to guard the goal and try to prevent that from happening: the goalie. Soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse are some of the sports that have goalies. In these sports, players are typically not allowed to touch the ball or puck with their hands, with the exception of the goalie (under certain circumstances). Goalies usually stay right in front of the goal in order to block shots by the opposing team. They’re often known for their quickness and agility. Because they have to stand in the way of hard projectiles, goalies in ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse usually wear a mask and other padded equipment.
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How is goalie used in real life?
Goalkeepers are very commonly called goalies. But the term is almost never used as an official name of a position.
Goalie: "coach, how do I improve my save %?"
Coach: "1. Make more saves. 2. Have your dad run the shot clock"
— Matthew Wilkinson (@mrwilks88) May 30, 2020
“You get out there for the first time in a couple months, you kind of have to reteach yourself how to play goalie. But it comes back quick. By the end of the first ice time, I was feeling pretty normal.” https://t.co/iSauMcMk9C via @NHLdotcom
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) June 18, 2020
There’s disrespect, then there’s scoring with your goalie in fifa
— Bay Smith (@baibaismith) June 19, 2019
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Our team needs a goalie—can you play?
How to use goalie in a sentence
A higher quality of shot doesn’t do any favors for the netminders but the goalies aren’t helping themselves, either.The NHL’s Canadian teams are scoring a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.|Neil Greenberg|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
The Capitals’ former goalie coach, Mitch Korn, now with the New York Islanders, sent him a quick note, too.Thrust into a starting role, Capitals rookie goaltender Vitek Vanecek is off to a stellar start|Samantha Pell|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
Captain Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov remain on the NHL’s covid-19 protocol list along with defenseman Dmitry Orlov and top goalie Ilya Samsonov.Shorthanded Capitals edge the Islanders on Justin Schultz’s late goal|Samantha Pell|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
You get the feeling that in a decade, he could bring a walker out to the left faceoff circle and still fire off one-timers that beat the best goalies in the world.Alex Ovechkin transformed his legacy and shattered our expectations — and he isn’t finished|Barry Svrluga|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
That means the goalie made about 90 saves for every 100 shots he faced.Goalies can make or break an NHL season|Fred Bowen|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Tim Krul, the substitute goalie, seemed a good foot taller than Jasper Cillessen, the man he replaced, and much the more daunting.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neurologist Oliver Sacks says the syndrome helps give the Team USA goalie ‘abnormal quickness.’Why Tourette’s May Be Tim Howard’s Secret Weapon on the Field|Michael Daly|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the Thorns already behind 0–1, backup goalie Michelle Betos came in on a PK, and the score went to 0–2.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in a flash, Varela had headed the ball past Tim Howard, the American goalie, draining the latter, in an instant, of all color.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory|Tunku Varadarajan|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At eight o'clock the team filed out to warm up, Sawchuck leading, wide-legged in his goalie pads, and Howe last.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse|W.C. Heinz|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The goalie was a tall red headed guy from our room and he slept in the bunk above me.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
There should be a general understanding between the two backs, and also between them and the goalie.
They must have confidence in their goalie, and should give him plenty of room in which to operate.