by John Karrs
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Barton's Ruben Mancio has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Player of the Week, league officials announced today.
Mancio, a sophomore forward from Cadiz, SPAIN, totaled seven points – three goals and one assist – for the week in leading the Bulldogs to three wins over Southern Wesleyan (2-0), Regent (5-1) and No. 24 Limestone (4-2).
Mancio scored a goal against the Warriors at home on Monday before totaling a pair of scores and an assist versus the Saints Saturday on the road. Against Limestone, Mancio also scored the match-winner in the Bulldogs' second victory over a national-ranked opponent this season.
Mancio currently leads Barton (6-1, 3-1) in goals scored (seven) and total points (15) this season as the Bulldogs continued their best start in seven years.
Barton, winners of four straight matches, returns to the field at home on Wednesday night against Francis Marion (3-4). The match start is set for 7:00 p.m.