HS GV state playoff game - good game between 2 decent teams, but below freezing, flurries, and 20 MPH wind making everyone miserable. Dual system on a turf field with multi colored lines for every possible sport. Visitors up 2-0 with 15 minutes to go and I'm just so happy we are not going to OT. Home team gets a breakaway at mid field and is flying into the wind with excellent control of ball. I am lead ref and right with her. 1 on 1 with keeper and no defender within 5 yds. Keeper comes flying out to cut off angle. Striker shoots from about the 30, on frame, and keeper makes a nice diving save. Unfortunately, she was 2 yds outside the PA at the time. I immediately whistle for handling and keeper is incredulous until I point to the 18 behind her. I stop the clock and am thinking this is DOGSO Red. I am the junior member of the crew and I beckon my partner to come discuss. I say I think this is RC and then he looks incredulous and says, no way, she did not know she was outside the box and it was too far from goal, give her a YC. I've been thinking about it ever since. I still think it should have been RC. Thoughts?