Arndt, Iwasaki earn league honors


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Blake Arndt and Haruya Iwasaki of the Fort Hays State Men’s Soccer team earned GAC/MIAA Player of the Week honors for their efforts in a pair of wins for the Tigers last week. Arndt was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Iwasaki was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week. The Tigers won 4-0 over Ouachita Baptist and 5-1 over Harding last week in Hays.

Arndt scored three goals for the week, generating six points. He had the first goal of four in a shutout of Ouachita Baptist, giving him the game-winning goal. He then scored twice against Harding, providing the first goal of the match on a rebound off the post and the fourth on a penalty kick. Arndt had eight shots for the week and place five on goal. Arndt leads the team in goals this season with five.

Iwasaki played all 90 minutes of both contests last week, helping the Tigers limit the opposition to 0.5 goals per match. The Tigers also held their opponents to an average of just six shots per match. Iwasaki also notched his second goal of the season in the 4-0 win over Ouachita Baptist. He took four shots for the week and placed three on goal.

Arndt and Iwasaki join Declan Viljoen of Rogers State (Goalkeeper of the Week) as the weekly honorees from the GAC office.

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