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UB freshman scores Olimpico, makes ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 plays

Scoring an Olimpico - or a goal directly from a corner kick without hitting another player - is no easy feat.

That's why University at Buffalo freshman Rikard Lindqvist found himself at No. 5 in ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays on Sunday night after scoring a shocking goal just three minutes into UB's 2-1 overtime win over Liberty.

The Sweden native has had a blazing start to his first campaign in Amherst - he's notched three goals and five assists in six matches for the undefeated Bulls, who currently perch just outside of the NCAA Top 25 before Tuesday's update, which could see them leap into the top 25 for the first time since 2005.

[Read: UB nudges past Canisius to keep Big 4 Shield]

Lindqvist's moment of brilliance was the first time a UB soccer player made ESPN's popular list since Russell Cicerone scored off the kickoff in the second overtime of a win against Bryant in 2014.

Email Ben Tsujimoto, who has never even attempted at Olimpico in a real match, at btsujimoto@buffnews.com

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