South Carolina teen Annette McCullough is facing assault and battery charges after viciously attacking an opposing player that fouled her on the field.
McCullough, 18 was dribbling near the sideline when the opponent, whose name has not been released, tripped her from behind. McCullough got up and lounged for her opponent, throwing her to the ground and repeatedly punched her in the head.
McCullough punched the opponent at least 11 times before someone could break them apart.
McCullough was shown a red card and escorted off the field by a referee.
Some incidental contact ended in one girl going down and she just got up and started pummeling, referee Alan Parker said after the game to WBTV. It's unfortunate, it really is. Contact is a part of soccer, but when you retaliate like that, obviously, there is no place in the game for that.
Occasionally you have players that go at it, on the field together, but in this case it was just one girl pummeling the other girl, he said. And she didn't stop which is even more egregious.
The incident happened at a soccer match between Chester High School and Lewisville High School on Monday.
The victim's mother, Juanita, wants to see McCullough prosecuted for her actions.
I think it is nonsense that girls can't come and play soccer without getting assaulted over nonsense, that's just how I feel about it, the victim's mother said to WBTV. She's gonna have to go to the doctor and have some tests.
Juanita believes McCullough should be banned from playing soccer in the league.
According to the Sheriff's report, the victim has swollen knots behind her ear and marks on her neck, but otherwise was not bleeding. Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith said McCullough will be charged with third degree assault and battery for her actions.
Lewisville High School's assistant head coach Paul Atkerson said the school will deal with the matter.
I know it will not be tolerated on this team and here in Lewisville, Atkerson said to WBTV. This is something that should not have happened, it should not have happened at all.
Watch video of the attack here.