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Liberty's Joshua Boateng Named Big South Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Boateng, a junior from Accra, Ghana, becomes the first Liberty player to garner the weekly honor this season. The midfielder recorded both Liberty goals in a 2-1 victory over UNC Wilmington this past Sunday, and helped push Liberty up to No. 9 in the NSCAA South Atlantic Regional rankings. The Flames are off to their best start since 1999 with a 4-1 record.
Boateng connected on his only two shots of the match in the Flames' victory over the host Seahawks in the final contest of the UNC Wilmington/Jameson Inn Soccer Classic. The multi-goal game marked the first of his career at Liberty. He was also named to the UNC Wilmington/Jameson Inn Soccer Classic all-tournament team for his efforts in the tournament against the College of Charleston and UNC Wilmington.
On the season, the junior midfielder is off to a strong start with seven points on three goals and an assist. Boateng's three goals tie him for the team lead in the category. Defensively, the midfielder has helped Liberty post a .80 goals against average in their first five games.
Boateng and the Flames are in action again tomorrow as they host Longwood at Liberty Soccer Field. Match time is scheduled for 4 p.m.