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Sutarik and Wilson Earn Big South Weekly Men's Soccer Honors
Liberty midfielder Sachem Wilson has been named the Big South Men's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week, while Flames' goalkeeper Scott Sutarik was selected the Big South Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 2-8. Both players played key roles in Liberty's 4-0 victory over IUPUI, Friday evening.
Wilson, a sophomore from Stow, Ohio, netted a pair of goals and notched one assist to help lead the Flames (2-0) in their win. His first goal of the contest came in the third minute as he buried a shot into the upper left corner. In the 31st minute, Wilson connected on a chip from 25 yards. He was in on Liberty's last goal of the contest as his cross found the foot of Jacob Sebold in the second half.
The honor marks his first Big South Attacking Player of the Week nod of his career. Wilson's five points on the evening were the most in a single game for the sophomore during his Liberty career. In addition, the two-goal game was the second of his career.
Sutarik, a junior from Palatine, Ill., recorded 90 minutes of shutout soccer to help the Flames to the win over IUPUI. He recorded five saves in the contest. He has not allowed a goal in either of Liberty's first two games this season.
The honor is his first Big South Defensive Player of the Week plaudit this season. Not only has Sutarik opened 2013 with two shutouts, but he is now tied for fifth on Liberty's career shutout list with 13. The junior is now tied with current assistant coach A.J. Madero on the list.
Liberty takes to the road for a non-conference match at Wofford, Wednesday. Match time is scheduled for 4 p.m. The contest is the first of three straight road contests for the Flames.