Before fans could settle into their seats, Megan Searson brought the crowd to its feet. Just three seconds into the Northern Sun match, the University of Mary senior blasted a shot into the net from 54 yards out, an NCAA all-divisions record for fastest goal to start a game. The Marauders would add a second counter later in the opening half and eased their way to a 2-0 victory over visiting University of Minnesota Crookston.
With gale force winds of 33 MPH to her back, Searson took a couple kick strides and blasted a short tap off the opening kickoff from Michelle McGeary. Virtually on a line, Searson’s blast travelled 54 yards and just under the crossbar before denting the back of the UMC net. It was the second goal of the season for the native of Blackburn, England.
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