Aug. 26, 2008
WSU (1-0-0, 0-0-0 Pac-10)
THIS WEEK: Washington State travels to Harrisonburg, Va., for the JMU-Comfort Inn Invitational hosted by James Madison...WSU plays host Dukes, Friday at 4:30 p.m. Pacific and William & Mary, Sunday at 8 a.m.
VIRGINIA CONNECTION: Washington State is traveling to Virginia for the third time in school history...Cougars lost 4-2 at No. 19 James Madison in 1992 and were defeated 2-0 at George Mason in 1998...WSU, ranked 19th, lost 4-0 to No. 3 William & Mary in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Notre Dame in 1994...Matt Potter's 2005 squad knocked off Virginia Commonwealth 1-0 at Oregon State.
ABOUT JAMES MADISON: The Dukes are 0-1-0 after losing their opener 2-1 at Richmond last week...James Madison posted a 17-5-1 mark last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
ABOUT WILLIAM & MARY: The Tribe is 0-1-0 after dropping its season opener 3-1 to Penn State at home last week...William & Mary was 15-5-1 and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007...plays Syracuse, Friday...receiving votes in the Soccer Times and NSCAA polls this week.
COUGARS RECEIVE VOTES: Washington State is among the schools receiving votes in this week's NSCAA poll...Cougars were ranked for seven weeks in 2007, including a high-water mark of 11th (Soccer America, Sept. 17).
WASHINGTON STATE AGAINST THE CAA: The Cougars are 1-3-0 all-time against current members of the Colonial Athletic Association...WSU is 1-0-0 under Matt Potter against the CAA.
THE POTTER EFFECT: Prior to Matt Potter's arrival in Pullman, the Cougars posted three winning records in eight seasons as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference...under Potter, WSU has produced four winning records in five seasons.
DALLSTREAM NAMED TO U-20 SQUAD: Cougar junior Kiersten Dallstream has been named to the United State Under-20 National Team that will compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile, Nov. 19-Dec. 7.
MONTANA RECAP: Washington State notched a victory in its season opener for the fifth-straight season to tie a school record (1996-2000) with a 1-0 win at Montana, Aug. 22...Cougars posted a shutout on the road to begin a campaign for the first time in school history...junior Kiersten Dallstream scored her 14th-career goal to move into sole possession of seventh place on the WSU career list...freshman Megan Chapin registered an assist and sophomore Lindsay Parlee recorded the shutout in the first-career start for each of them.
HEAD COACH Matt Potter SAYS: "We know we have to play out of region and be successful in those matches in order to reach the postseason. It is not ideal for us to be on the road so much in the nonconference, but we have mature players who are leaders and capable of handling the task at hand."