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Nov. 7, 2012

Road to the College Cup | Printable Bracket | Coach McAlpine Chat Transcript

THIS WEEK
Washington State soccer (12-6-1, 6-4-1 Pac-12) travels to Portland, Ore., to face Portland in the 2012 NCAA Women's Soccer Division I Championship First Round...match is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9 at Merlo Field on Portland's campus...follow WSU's Road to the College Cup at /ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30400&ATCLID=208180912.

WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH McALPINE
Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine is in his first year as head coach at Washington State, and his sixth year overall as a head coach...McAlpine is 12-6-1 in Pullman and 52-54-12 overall.

NCAA HISTORY
Washington State is making its fourth postseason appearance in the last-five seasons and its seventh overall.

1994 (24 Teams)
First Round: No. 19 Washington State 3, No. 11 Wisconsin 1 (at Wisconsin)
Second Round: No. 3 William & Mary 4, No. 19 Washington State 0 (at Notre Dame)

2000 (48 Teams)
First Round: Montana 1, Washington State 0 (at Washington State)

2002 (64 Teams)
First Round: Arizona State 1, No. 16 Washington State 0 (at Santa Clara)

2008 (64 Teams)
First Round: No. 15 Texas 1, No. 24 Washington State 0 (at Portland)

2009 (64 Teams)
First Round: No. 14 Washington State 1, Villanova 0 (at Villanova)
Second Round: No. 19 Maryland 1, No. 14 Washington State 0 (at Maryland)

2011 (64 Teams)
First Round: Washington State 1, Kentucky 1, 2OT, WSU advanced on PKs 4-2 (at Kentucky)
Second Round: No. 8 Virginia 3, Washington State 0 (at Virginia)

COUGAR VICTORIES
Washington State won 12 matches in the regular season marking the sixth time in the last-eight seasons it has posted double-digit victories.

STINGY DEFENSE
This season, the Cougars have earned nine shutouts...at home, Washington State recorded a school-record 0.22 goals against average.

ABOUT PORTLAND
The Pilots are 11-4-4, 5-1-2 West Coast Conference...ranked 24th nationally by the NSCAA...Soccer America and Soccer Times polls not release as of press time.

SERIES WITH THE PILOTS
Portland has won each of the previous 13 meetings in a series that dates back to 1990...eight of the encounters has been in the Rose City, including last year's 1-0 Pilots' victory...series has include four matches in Pullman and on in Seattle.

COUGAR STUDENT-ATHLETE NOTES
No. 0 Matisse Hemingway (GK, RS-Fr.) - Has not played in 2012.

No. 1 Gurveen Clair (GK, RS-So.) - Appeared in 15 matches, 12 starts...four shutouts while combining for three more...third in Pac-12 with 0.92 goals against average...twice named to Inland Northwest Soccer News Best XI...ranks on WSU career list for goals against average (second, 0.81), wins (fourth, 20) and saves (sixth, 137).

No. 2 Brandi Vega (F, Sr.) - Appeared in 19 matches, 10 starts...All-Pac-12 Second Team...College Sports Madness 2012 Madness Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team...seven goals (tied-10th), five assists (tied seventh) and 19 points (ninth) among Pac-12 leaders...tied for fifth on WSU single-season list with four game-winning goals...named wsucougars.com Female Student-Athlete of the Week and to Inland Northwest Soccer News Best XI (Oct. 22-28)...ranks on WSU career lists for game-winning goals (third, 8), matches played (fourth, 79), points (sixth, 53), goals (seventh, 20) and assist (tied-eighth, 13).

No. 3 Jamie Schnieders (D, So.) - Started all 19 matches.

No. 4 Rachael Doyle (D, Jr. - Started all 18 matches in which she has appeared...All-Pac-12 Second Team...Capital One CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic Second Team for NCAA Division I...three goals, one assist...wsucougars.com Female Student-Athlete of the Week (Aug. 20-26)...CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 22-28).

No. 5 Mesa Owsley (M, So.) - Appeared in 18 matches, two starts...assist at California for first-career point.

No. 6 Lauren Previs (M, So.) - Appeared in 19 matches, 14 starts.

No. 7 Kayla Johnson (M, RS-Jr.) - Appeared in 15 matches, two starts...one goal, three assists.

No. 8 Micaela Castain (M/F, Jr.) - Appeared in 19 matches, 18 starts...All-Pac-12 Second Team... College Sports Madness 2012 Madness Pac-12 All-Conference First Team...goals (11) and points (23) are tied for second and tied fourth, respectively, in the Pac-12...goals also ninth in WSU single-season history...five game-winning goals tied for conference lead and tied for third in WSU single-season history...wsucougars.com Female Student-Athlete of the Week (Aug. 20-26)...ranks on Cougar career list for game-winning goals (second, 10), goals (fifth, 22) and points (eighth, 46).

No. 9 Bethanie Skelton (M, So.) - Appeared in 10 matches, two starts...first-career assist at Stanford.

No. 10 Susie White (D, Fr.) - Has not played in 2012.

No. 11 Zoe Jeffers (F, Sr.) - Appeared in 16 matches, one start...two goals, one assist, first-career points with goal and assist against Arizona...wsucougars.com Female Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 1-7).

No. 12 Nicole Setterlund (M, So.) - Member of Canada U-20 World Cup team...started all 17 matches in which she has played...two goals, including one game-winner.

No. 13 Mariah Cameron (D, Sr.) - Started all 19 matches...two assists... CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 29-Nov. 4).

No. 14 Beau Bremer (F/M, So.) - Appeared in 19 matches, 14 starts...three goals, including one game-winner, one assist.

No. 15 Alexis Thode (GK, Fr.) - Has not played in 2012.

No. 16 Korynn Blanksma (F, So.) - Appeared in 19 matches, 11 starts...first-career point with assist against Hawaii...first-career goal at California.

No. 18 Katie Turney (D, Jr.) - Appeared in 15 matches, four starts.

No. 19 Jocelyn Jeffers (F, So.) - Appeared in 18 matches, 15 starts...five goals, including one game-winner, three assists...Madness Women's Soccer Pac-12 Player of the Week and Inland Northwest Soccer News Best XI (Sept. 10-16).

No. 20 Kourtney Guetlein (F, Fr.) - Appeared in 19 matches, four starts...two goals, including one game-winner, five assists...assists are tied for seventh in the Pac-12.

No. 22 Delaney Zalud (D, Jr.) - Started all 19 matches...two assists...TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Oct. 22-28).

No. 24 Michelle Pillette (F., RS-So.) - Appeared in one match.

No. 25 Shannon McFadden (M, Sr.) - Appeared in nine matches, one start...one assist.

No. 28 Ariana Byrd (GK, Sr.) - Appeared in 10 matches, seven starts...posted two shutouts and combined for three others.

Washington State Cougars Women's Soccer
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