VIDEO: Evansville senior fires goal from halfway line

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College soccer is back, and one player kicked off his senior season with a bang.

Evansville midfielder Ian McGrath scored and posted two assists in a season-opening win over D-2 side Anderson, but saved his best for the Aces’ first D-1 opponent of the season.

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McGrath spied Marshall’s goalkeeper well off his line in the 39th minute, and set himself up to launch a bold attempt from midfield. The backstop could only get a piece of the ball, which wound up as the match winner in Huntington.

The 6-foot-4 McGrath comes from the ranks of the Chicago Fire Juniors, and is coming off an 11-goal junior season. He’s played center midfield and center back during his time in college.

VIDEO: Evansville’s preseason goal from distance starts year in style

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It may only be preseason in the world of American soccer, but take a bow, Ian McGrath and your Evansville Aces teammates.

The Missouri Valley Conference side had a smashing goal off an excellent buildup through the midfield with a bevy of one-touch passes for Marshall Ray’s side.

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Coming off a season that landed him on the MVC All-Rookie Team, the sophomore from New Lenox, Illinois, finds a odd bounce in the midfield and absolutely belts an unstoppable laser into the goal.

It is, in two words, aesthetically pleasing.

McGrath scored another in the exhibition, a 3-2 win over Mercer. See a great goal in your college side’s match? Tweet @NicholasMendola with the video.