Sept. 14, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State travels to Missoula this weekend to play in the Montana Diadora Cup hosted by the University of Montana. The Cougs will face the Universities of Utah and Montana in the tournament and it will be the first time in history that WSU will face the Utes.
"We play two tough matches," said WSU coach Dan Tobias. "We are playing in a tournament at the University of Montana and we have back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. Both of those teams are very strong, very fast."
The first game in the tournament for the Cougars is Saturday at 1 p.m. against the Utes. WSU will face the Grizzlies on Sunday at noon to conclude the Montana Diadora Cup.
After two shutout victories in which WSU dominated most of the matches, Tobias decided to give his team the day off on Monday.
"We will use that day to rest up," he said. "We will train a few days this week and be ready to take off on Friday for out trip to Montana."
The Cougar women's soccer team improved their record to 3-1-0 on the season after shutting out both Lousiville and Wyoming 3-0 this past week.
The offense was led by Deka DeWitt (Auburn, Wash.) and Christina Pallan (Las Vegas, Nev.) who each scored two goals last week while Kristin Mak (Redmond, Wash.) and Niki Ironside (Kent, Wash.) each added their first goals of the year.
The defense also played solid against Louisville and Wyoming allowing only a total of 11 shots.
Goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) recorded two shutouts last weekend collecting 10 saves in the process. Jorgensen is one shutout away from tying Jessica Glazer for most career shutouts at 10.
Camilla Ray (Cambridge, England) became the first foreign player to step onto the pitch for Washington State when she came in off the bench in both games last weekend.
Washington State is tied for third place the Pac-10 non-conference winning percentage at .750. Only UCLA and USC, who are tied with a 4-1-0 record, have a better winning percentage than the Cougs. Arizona State sits atop the Pac-10 standings after defeating Arizona 4-0 on September 1 in the only conference game so far.