Oct. 12, 2011
Washington State (10-4-1, 4-1-0 Pac-12) hosts UCLA, Friday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. in a Pac-12 match...final regular season home match...three Cougar seniors, Ali Fenter, Jacquelyn Roth and Tiara Pittman, will be honored before the match.
Washington State won Pac-12 matches at home against Utah (2-0) and Colorado (4-0), respectively...freshman Jocelyn Jeffers recorded three goals and two assists during the weekend...junior Brandi Vega tallied two goals on two shots, one in each match...Jeffers and Vega share the team lead with five goals, five assists and 15 points.
Washington State set a single-match home attendance record with 1,273 against Seattle, Aug. 28...Cougars need to draw 125 fans, Friday against UCLA to set a single-season total attendance record (currently 5,322) and 190 fans to break the single-season average attendance record (currently 673).
Washington State has won four matches on the road this season despite trailing at halftime (Hawaii, Gonzaga, Idaho, USC)...prior to this season, the last time the Cougars won on the road when they were behind at intermission was Sept. 2, 2005 at No. 11 Tennessee (trailed 1-0, won 3-2 in overtime).
PROTECTING THE LEAD
Washington State is unbeaten (63-0-1) in its last-64 home matches when leading at halftime...Cougars are 64-1-1 all-time at home when holding an advantage at intermission.
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Matt Potter
Currently in his ninth season, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter has amassed a school-record 86 victories...only Washington State mentor to guide the program to back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances (2008 and 2009).
ABOUT THE BRUINS
UCLA is 10-1-2, 3-1-1 Pac-12...top team in the NCAA RPI...ranked in all three national polls, No. 4 (Soccer Times), No. 5 (Soccer America), No. 6 (NSCAA)...ranked second in the NSCAA Pacific Region rankings.
SERIES WITH UCLA
The Bruins lead 14-2-2, including 6-1-0 in Pullman...UCLA has won five-straight and is undefeated in the last-six meetings (5-0-1).
COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS
Washington State is No. 41 in the current NCAA RPI...Cougars moved into the national rankings for the first time this season at No. 24 (Soccer Times) and No. 25 (Soccer America)...receiving votes in NSCAA poll...fourth in the Pacific Region by the NSCAA...in the Pac-12, junior Brandi Vega is tied for third with three game-winning goals...Vega and freshman Jocelyn Jeffers are tied for fourth with five assists, tied for seventh with 15 points and tied for 10th with five goals...redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is 19th nationally and the top freshman with a 86.8 save percentage...Clair is 23rd nationally, third among freshmen with a 0.64 goals against average.
COUGAR ATHLETICS ON THE WEB
Connect with Washington State University Athletics on the web at wsucougars.com, the official website of Cougar Athletics, and on Twitter (twitter.com/WSUCougars_com), Facebook (facebook.com/WSUCougarAthletics) and YouTube (youtube.com/WSUCougarAthletics) during the 2011-12 season...Washington State soccer fans can view videos about the program, coaches and student-athletes...visit wsucougars.com, select the women's soccer page and click the button entitled "Cougar Corner Kicks."
WASHINGTON STATE ON TELEVISION
The Cougars visit Washington in the regular season's final match for both schools, Thursday, Nov. 3...match will be televised by Fox Sports Channel as the NSCAA Game of the Week.