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Three Flames Net Two Goals Each In Win Over Southern Virginia
Adrian Bumbut, Osei Telesford and Toby Lewis each netted two goals as the Liberty Flames scored six second half goals on their way to an 8-1 victory over the Southern Virginia Knights, Tuesday night, at Liberty Soccer Field.
Liberty jumped on the scoreboard just :35 into the game when Bumbut (Jr., F, Zalau, Romania) penetrated the Knight's defense and scored from 20 yards out off the left side. Kyle Cupid (So., MF, Edinburgh, Trinidad) and Jonathan Burklo (Sr., D, Tampa, Fla.) assisted on Bumbut's fourth goal of the season.
The Flames added to their lead at the 19:05 mark. Lewis (So., F, Morrison, Colo.) netted his second goal of the season by heading in a pass into the box from Brandon Patterson (So., MF, Lakeland, Fla.). Telesford (Sr., MF, San Juan, Trinidad) also assisted on the play.
Down 2-0 at intermission, Southern Virginia cut the score to 2-1 at the 64:34 mark as Cody Anderson broke free off a pass from Brandon Romitto and scored with a shot from the top of the box.
Liberty then went a scoring run which saw the Flames score five straight goals in the next nine minutes.
Telesford netted back-to-back goals at the 65:00 and 67:15 marks. The midfielder first headed in a free kick by Patterson and then, followed with another header off a corner kick by Patterson.
Bumbut added his second goal of the game and fifth of the season at 67:55 as he took a pass from David McCall (So., F, Philadelphia, Pa.) and scored from the top of the box from 18 yards out.
At 69:53, Lewis tallied his second goal of the night and third of the season as he put back loose ball in front of the net.
Cupid then netted his first goal of the season as he took a pass from Roberto Marquez (Sr., MF, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad) and scored just inside the box at 72:50.
Liberty added a late goal at 87:38 when Dan Garber (So., F, Matthews, N.C.) who came on in the second half, picked up a loose ball and netted his first goal of the season with a shot into the right corner of the net.
"I felt we were in control of the match, but we missed some chances which could have put the game away early," stated Liberty head coach Jeff Alder. "Southern Virginia did a very good job and their guy made a great shot from distance and I think that woke us up a bit."
"But overall, I thought it was a good performance and we created a lot of chances," continued Alder. "We did what we were supposed to do and now we just have to get ready for Winthrop."
With the non-conference victory, the Flames move to 2-3-2, while the Knights fall to 4-6-0.
Liberty steps back into conference play by hosting Winthrop Saturday at Liberty Soccer Field. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.