Washington State soccer (5-0-2) makes its first of two road trips to Southern California this season for matches at Cal State Fullerton (3-2-2) and UC Irvine (4-3-0, plays Friday)...Cougars and Titans will be under the lights at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20...Washington State and UC Irvine kick off at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22...live stats will be available at www.fullertontitans.com, Friday and www.ucirvinesports.com, Sunday.
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH KEIDANE McALPINE
Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine is in his second year at Washington State, and his seventh year overall as a head coach...McAlpine is 17-6-4 in Pullman and 57-54-15 overall…led Cougars to NCAA First Round in 2012, Washington State’s fourth postseason appearance in the last-five years.
WASHINGTON STATE RECEIVING VOTES
Cougars are receiving votes in NSCAA poll (fourth-straight week) and in Soccer Times poll (third time in 2013).
The Cougars are undefeated through seven matches (5-0-2) for the first time in school history…Washington State is unbeaten in a school-record 11 matches, dating back to last season.
Washington State is 13th in goals against average at 0.40...redshirt junior Gurveen Clair is 20th with a 0.43 GAA...senior forward Micaela Castain is tied for sixth with 19 points and her eight goals are tied for ninth.
CLIMBING THE RECORD BOOK
Washington State senior forward Micaela Castain is tied for third all-time at Washington State with 30 goals and fourth in Cougar history with 66 points.
SERIES AGAINST CAL STATE FULLERTON
The Titans won the only previous meeting, 2-1 in Logan, Utah during the 1998 season.
ABOUT THE TITANS
Cal State Fullerton is 3-2-2, including 3-0-2 at home...tied Pac-12 member Utah earlier this season...five Titans have each scored one goal.
SERIES AGAINST UC IRVINE
Washington State leads 3-1-0…teams split two matches in Irvine…last meeting was a 2-0 Cougar victory in Seattle during the 1999 season.
ABOUT THE ANTEATERS
UC Irvine is 4-3-0, including 1-2-0 at home, and plays at Loyola Marymount, Friday night...like the Cougars, Anteaters have a victory over UNLV...UC Irvine has played three Pac-12 schools this season, losing to California and sweeping the Oregon schools...Natalia Ledezma leads team with three goals and seven points.
Washington State defeated UNLV 2-0 at home and tied Oklahoma State 2-2 on the road...senior forward Micaela Castain scored each of the Cougars' four goals and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION
Washington State is scheduled to make eight appearances on the Pac-12 Networks this season…Cougars played UNLV (Sept. 13) and are scheduled to take on Utah (Oct. 13) and Stanford (Nov. 3) at home…Washington State plays Oregon (Sept. 26), UCLA (Oct. 4), USC (Oct. 6), Arizona (Oct. 25) and Washington (Nov. 8) in road matches.