Local firefighter blasts ball into trashcan-turned goal

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On a sunny day in Horseheads, Carlos Benitez gathered a few soccer balls and hoped to kick one into a trashcan instead of a net. 

The trashcan was some distance away from Benitez and the can stood upright.

Benitez, a firefighter with the Horseheads Fire Department, kicked the first ball, but it did not go into the trashcan. The second ball he kicked, it went straight in.

Someone with him recorded the moment and shouted, “yes!” Benitez lifted his arms and cheered over his goal.

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