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Cougar Soccer Visits Washington, D.C.
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 11/19/2011
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Nov. 19, 2011

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WASHINGTON - The 2011 season ended for the Washington State soccer team with a 3-0 loss Friday night at No. 8 Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Championship.

The team returns to Pullman, Sunday and took advantage of the opportunity to visit sites in the nation's captial a day before heading home.

The self-guided tour began at the National World War II Memorial before continuing to the Lincoln Memorial.

The tribute to the 16th President of the United States seemed to be the most popular as several pictures were taken in front of the 19-foot high statue.

A wall past the "Black Wall," the Vietnam Veterans Memorial preceded the trek to The White House.

After boarding the team bus, the friendly driver, Buddy, suggested the team visit the Pentagon Memorial, which honors those who lost their lives during the terrorists' attacks of Sept. 11, 2011.

"Obviously we would like to be playing soccer tomorrow," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "However, this was a great day for our team to spend time together and see important parts of U.S. history."

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