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Liberty's Bumbut Tabbed Big South Men's Soccer Player Of The Week
Bumbut, a senior from Zalau, Romania, posted a goal in each of Liberty's matches this past week, leading the Flames to a 2-0 record to open Big South play. The forward started his week with a goal in Liberty's 3-0 win over Radford on Sept. 26. Three days later against regionally-ranked Winthrop, Bumbut netted the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of the contest off a free kick, as the Flames defeated the Eagles, 1-0.
With the two wins on the week, Liberty sports a 6-1-1 overall record. The Flames jumped three spots in the latest NSCAA regional rankings and enters the week listed in the South Atlantic Region poll's No. 5 spot. The ranking is the highest in program history.
With his two markers last week, Bumbut has netted five goals and added three assists for 13 points this season. The senior currently is tied for second in the Big South Conference in both goals and points. It is the second time Bumbut has been named the conference's player of the week. The forward was previously honored by the conference as its player of the week on Oct. 4, 2005.
Bumbut and the Flames return to action this evening with a road contest at North Carolina. Game time at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C., is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.