KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fort Hays State junior forward Santiago Agudelo has been named MIAA Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week, announced Tuesday by the league office. This is the second consecutive week Agudelo has achieved the honor.
Agudelo had another huge week for No. 14 ranked Fort Hays State, recording 10 points across two matches. He helped the team to a 2-0 week with a 6-0 win at Oklahoma Baptist and a 4-2 win at Southern Nazarene. He recorded the eighth hat trick in FHSU program history in the 4-2 win at SNU, while providing what proved to be the game-winning goal in the match. In the 6-0 win at OBU, he added a pair of goals, including the game-winning score over the Bison.
The Tigers return home to take on Upper Iowa on Thursday. Kickoff is set to commence at 6 p.m. from inside FHSU Soccer Stadium.
Perkins runner-up at UCO Classic
EDMOND, Okla. — The Fort Hays State women's golf team marked their best finish of the season at the UCO Classic on Monday and Tuesday after completing the week in eighth place. The event was held at the Golf Club of Edmond, a par-71, 6,021-yard course. The Tigers shot rounds of 320 and 317 to finish 69-over (637) for the tournament. This is the highest finish for the Tigers since the MIAA Championships last season (4/23-25/18).
Senior Hannah Perkins led the Tigers as she claimed a runner-up finish. She fired a 1-under (70) and a 4-over (75) to finish 3-over (145) for the week. Perkins led the squad by carding seven birdies and one eagle in the tournament. The 1-under par 70 score Perkins recorded in the first round was her lowest round as a Tiger.
Taylor DeBoer finished in a tie for 32nd overall. She shot rounds of 78 and 81. Madison Roether tied for 50th individually with rounds of 81 and 82. Kelsey McCarthy carded rounds of 91 and 79 to finish tied for 67th. Katie Brungardt shot rounds of 97 and 89.
Arkansas Tech won the team title, shooting 26-over (594) for the week. Northeastern State finished second after shooting 596 as a team. Southwestern Oklahoma State finished third with a total score of 597. Chloe Thackeray of SWOSU was the individual champion at even-par (142).
The Tigers will be back in action next week as they compete in the Midwest Fall Classic in Maryville, Mo. hosted at the Mozingo Golf Course.
FHSU men's golf places ninth at Newman Fall Invitational
WICHITA, Kan. — The Fort Hays State men's golf team finished sixth at the Newman Fall Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, hosted at Crestview Country Club. Senior Mac McNish led the Tigers with identical rounds of 74 in the first two rounds before finishing with a 76 in the third round to post an 8-over (224) and finished solo 11th individually.
Bryce Cowan posted rounds of 78, 76 and 79 to finish in a tie for 24th. Connor Schultz finished in a tie for 26th after carding identical rounds of 77 before finishing with a 80. Marcus Willey fired off rounds of 83, 77 and 80 to finish in a tie for 33rd. Isaiah Grover shot rounds of 85, 81 and 76. Reese Emert posted rounds of 78, 76 and 75 for a total score of 229 to lead all individuals.
Southeastern Oklahoma State took the team title with an aggregate score of 867. Newman finished second with a score of 882 and Rogers State (891) finished third. Fort Hays State finished sixth as a team with a score of 312-304-311 for a total of 927. Zach James of Southeastern Oklahoma State claimed the individual title after posting a 10-under (206) score for the tournament.
The Tigers will have two weeks off before they compete at the Blue Tiger Invite. The event is set to be hosted at Jefferson City Country Club.