Sept. 28, 2011
After playing six-straight matches away from Pullman, the Washington State (7-3-1, 1-0-0 Pac-12) soccer team opens a five-match homestand against No. 1 Stanford, Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m...Cougars host No. 21 California, Sunday, Oct. 2 at noon.
The Cougars lost 1-0 at then-No. 18 Santa Clara, Friday, Sept. 23...redshirt-freshman Gurveen Clair made 12 saves, tied for fifth on the Washington State single-match list...Cougars overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeated USC 2-1, Sunday, Sept. 25...Rachael Doyle and Jocelyn Jeffers each scored a goal to give Washington State its first win at USC in school history.
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).
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Matt Potter
Currently in his ninth season, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter has amassed a school-record 83 victories...only Washington State mentor to guide the program to back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances (2008 and 2009).
ABOUT THE CARDINAL
Stanford is 9-0-1, 1-0-0 Pac-12...Cardinal is ranked No. 1 in all three national polls...Stanford has defeated four nationally-ranked opponents and tied then-No. 4 Maryland.
SERIES WITH STANFORD
The Cardinal leads 17-2-1...Stanford is 7-1-1 in Pullman...third-straight season Cardinal has played Cougars as the nation's top-ranked team.
ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEARS
California is 8-2-0, 1-0-0 Pac-12...plays at Washington, Friday...Golden Bears and Cougars have two commons opponents (both won at Hawaii, both lost at Santa Clara)...California is ranked 21st by the NSCAA.
SERIES WITH CALIFORNIA
The Golden Bears lead 12-6-3...series is tied 5-5-1 in Pullman...Cougars have won three-straight meetings in Pullman dating back to 2006.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Washington State is the only school to produce two Pac-12 Player of the Week honorees this season...sophomore Eileen Maes earned the first award of 2011 after recording a hat trick at Hawaii...freshman Beau Bremer is the reigning winner following her two-goal match at Idaho.
Washington State freshmen have combined for 51 starts this season, including 11 by redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair...true freshman have contributed five goals, including two game-winners, and four assists to account for 30 percent of the Cougars' points...Clair is 7-3-1 with a pair of shutouts.
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...WSU 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.