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Published on Oct 2, 2010
Clark University vs Wheaton College - Cougar sophomore Will Van Noppen provided instant fireworks when he scored his fourth goal of the season off of the opening touch, launching a shot from the center circle that sailed over the head of Wheaton goalkeeper. The goal which came just four seconds into the match ties the NCAA record for the fastest goal ever to start a match in Division III men's soccer history.
Final score Clark 1 - Wheaton
For all the non-beleivers.
From the FIFA Laws of the Game at the FIFA website. Kick-off A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play - at the start of the match - after a goal has been scored - at the start of the second half of the match - at the start of each period of extra time, where applicable
A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off.
Procedure - all players must be in their own half of the field of play - the opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play - the ball must be stationary on the centre mark - the referee gives a signal - the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward - the kicker must not touch the ball again until it has touched another player
After a team scores a goal, the kick-off is taken by the other team.