NDIAYE, CORTES EARN MASL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
St. Charles, Missouri (January 18, 2022) – Two St. Louis Ambush players have received Player of the Week honors from the Major Arena Soccer League for Week 7 of the 2021-22 regular season.
The Ambush played two games during Week 7, defeating the Kansas City Comets 6-5 on Friday night, then coming back to beat the Chihuahua Savage 10-7 on Sunday.
Mohamed Ndiaye was named Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the two games. Mo tallied two goals and three assists in Friday’s win. Ndiaye scored the game-tying goal and then 49 seconds later he added an assist on Tony Walls’ game-winning goal with 1:28 left in the fourth quarter. He also scored a goal in the team's 10-7 win over Chihuahua.
Goalkeeper Eduardo “Pollo” Cortes earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for his role in the two wins. Cortes was signed last week ahead of the weekend home stand and the signing paid immediate dividends. In Friday’s 6-5 win over Kansas City, which snapped the Comets' six-game win streak, Cortes recorded 23 saves. On Sunday, he stopped 15 Savage shots to pick up the second win of the weekend, his fourth of the season.
The Ambush get the coming weekend off before playing three on the road, visiting the Harrisburg Heat on January 28, the Florida Tropics on January 30 and the Milwaukee Wave on February 6 before returning to The Family Arena to host The Savage on February 11.
Tickets for all remaining Ambush home games are available at the Family Arena box office and at ticketmaster.com. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, stlambush.com and on social media outlets.