August 27, 2012 at 5:36 PM HST - Updated June 28 at 12:05 AM
IRVINE, Calif. – (Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai'i sophomore forward Tiana Fujimoto has been named the Big West Women's Soccer Player of the Week following her MVP performance in this past weekend's OHANA Hotels and Resorts No Ka Oi tournament.
Fujimoto scored three total goals to help lift the Rainbow Wahine to the tournament title with wins over Sacred Heart (2-1) and Utah Valley (2-1, OT). The Honolulu native scored both of UH's goals in the win over Sacred Heart, including the game-winner in the 85th minute. She also scored in the tournament championship match versus Utah Valley, equalizing the score in the first half just 16 seconds after Utah Valley took a 1-0 lead.
Fujimoto, who has a team-leading four goals, has scored in three straight matches, the first Rainbow Wahine to accomplish the feat since 2009. Her play has helped the team win three straight matches, also last accomplished in 2009, while UH has extended its home undefeated streak to seven matches (6-0-1) dating back to last season.
The award is Fujimoto's first-ever conference honor. Fujimoto and her teammates will look to maintain its winning ways when it hosts a pair of matches this weekend, starting with a meeting versus Drexel on Friday, Aug. 31. Kickoff is 7:00 p.m. at the Waipi'o Peninsula Soccer Stadium.