Annette McCullough, High School Soccer Player, Charged With Assault After On-Field Fight

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Lewisville (S.C.) High School senior Annette McCullough became the subject of criminal investigation after she brutally attacked a Chester (S.C.) High opponent.

During the game.

It seemed to come out of nowhere. In the midst of a tightly-fought girls soccer match, McCullough fell after a seemingly innocuous foul ... and absolutely lost it:

There is no video showcasing prior incidents between these two players, yet McCullough reacted viciously to a relatively minor trip that sent her to the ground.

The attack, which you can see above, featured hair pulling, punches being rained down on the Chester player before the melee was broken up.

Not just one or two of them, either. She went Jenelle Evans on her.

Annette McCullough was immediately sent off with a red card and escorted away from the field. Chester County deputies were called to the scene.

McCullough, 18, was charged with simple assault.

Alan Parker, referee of the match, made clear that this invoked a sense of violence that made it much more troubling than other soccer skirmishes.

"Some incidental contact ended in one girl going down and she just got up and started pummeling," Parker told 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."

"In this case, though, it was just one girl pummeling the other girl. And not just for a moment, she didn't stop which is even more egregious."