It was a record-setting day for Lawrence University women’s soccer star Mallory Koula.
Koula set a NCAA Division III record for the three fastest consecutive goals and broke Lawrence’s career scoring record in the process as the Vikings defeated Beloit College 6-1 in a Midwest Conference match at Whiting Field West.
Koula, a senior forward from Kimberly, Wis., scored three consecutive goals in 42 seconds to shatter the NCAA mark. The record was 1:07 by Jamie Sims of Otterbein back in 2002. Lawrence also broke the team record for the fastest three goals. The team record of 52 seconds was set by Emory back in 1989.
Koula picked up a fourth goal later in the match and now has 56 during her Lawrence career. That breaks the mark of 55 set by former Midwest Conference Player of the Year Megan Tiemann from 1998-2001.
Lawrence (4-9-1, 2-3-1 MWC) got on the board early when Keli Muchowski took a pass from Natalie Jin and scored at the 16:18 mark. Jin then scored on a penalty kick at 20:56 to stake Lawrence to a 2-0 lead.
Koula then went on her record-setting binge. Koula scored off a pass from Cadence Peckham at 26:36 to put Lawrence up 3-0. Muchowski then fed Koula a through ball after the ensuing kickoff and Koula scored just 18 seconds later at 26:54. Koula completed the natural hat trick when she took another through ball from Muchowski and scored at 27:18, just 24 seconds after the second goal and 42 seconds after the first.
Koula added a fourth goal at 74:25 off a pass from Natalie Wolf. It marked the first time in Koula’s career that she has scored four times in a match.
Cassie Burke played all 90 minutes and picked up the win in goal for the Vikings.recap