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Bouffard Earns Big South Attacking Player of the Week Honors
Liberty forward Jaime Bouffard has been tabbed the Big South Women's Soccer Attacking Player of the Week for games played Sept. 10-16. The announcement was made by the conference earlier this morning.
Bouffard is the second Lady Flame to earn a weekly nod from the conference this season, as senior defender Lauren Stell was also named attacking player of the week on Sept. 4. Bouffard closed out the week with back-to-back game-winning goals in victories over George Washington and South Carolina State. The Oswego, N.Y., native's weekend performances helped Liberty improve to 6-3, continuing the team's unprecedented start to a season.
Bouffard's journey to a weekly accolade began this past Friday, when she scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win versus the Colonials. In the 64th minute, fellow forward Megan Warner sent a crossing pass from the right side to Bouffard, who executed a diving header and placed the ball into the right corner for the 1-0 lead.
On Sunday, the freshman struck again. With Liberty already holding a 1-0 lead over South Carolina State, the freshman scooped up a loose ball and lobbed it over the goalkeeper's head, giving the Lady Flames a two-goal advantage. Despite a second-half goal by the Lady Bulldogs, Liberty hung on for the 2-1 final.
Liberty begins Big South play this Thursday, when it hosts Presbyterian College. Game time at the Campus East Fields is slated for 7 p.m.