BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University freshman forward Drew Farnsworth has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office.
Farnsworth (Auckland, New Zealand/Westlake Boys) scored twice during the week, a goal in each game, as WWU began the GNAC schedule with wins over Saint Martin’s at home (3-2) and at Seattle Pacific (3-2, OT).
Against the Saints, Farnsworth netted his first career WWU goal in the 60th minute to give the Vikings a 2-0 advantage in the eventual 3-2 win. Farnsworth also played a key role in the Vikings comeback victory at Seattle Pacific last Saturday. After trailing 2-0 WWU scored twice in the second half, including a late goal by Farnsworth in the 87th minute to force overtime, before winning with a golden goal in the 93rd minute.
The two-goal week for Farnsworth made him the 4th Viking with 2 or more goals during the 2017 season. The WWU offense has generated 122 total shots (17.43/game) to rank 1st in the GNAC in shots and 2nd in shots per game average. WWU also leads the GNAC in corner kicks (55) and is tied for 2nd in goals (15) as well as goals per game average (2.14) during the season.
The weekly honor is the first for Farnsworth and the first weekly honor for WWU men’s soccer during 2017. The Vikings earned four weekly honors (three defensive honors, one offensive honor) during the 2016 season.
WWU is 3-2-2 overall and 2-0-0 in GNAC play, tied with Montana State Billings atop the conference standings after the first week of conference action. The Vikings, unbeaten in their last five games, have one contest during the upcoming week as they travel to Concordia (Ore.) for a game on Saturday night at 7 pm.
Following Saturday’s road game at Concordia (Ore.) the Vikings are back home at Harrington Field for their next four games, hosting Seattle Pacific (Oct. 5, 7:30 pm), Northwest Nazarene (Oct. 7, 7 pm), Montana State Billings (Oct. 12, 7 pm) and No. 2 Simon Fraser (Oct. 14, 7 pm).
Follow all of WWU’s games during the season via webcast and live stats at WWUVikings.com/Live.
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