Oct. 11, 2005
This Week: Washington State (7-5-1, 0-2-0 Pac-10) returns to Lower Soccer Field where it will host Arizona State and Arizona ...Cougars take on Arizona State (6-5-2, 1-1-0 Pac-10) Friday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m...WSU faces Arizona (7-3-2, 2-0-0 Pac-10) Sunday, Oct. 16 at noon...Cougars are 3-7-0 overall against the Sun Devils...ASU took 2004 match 2-1 in last seconds of sudden victory overtime...Washington State has a 6-3-1 record against the Wildcats...WSU lost the last meeting 3-1 in Tucson.
Head Coach Matt Potter Says: "In both Arizona and Arizona State we face two teams who again typify the depth and the talent that is the Pac-10. Nothing new and with all the challenges of our season we have all the lessons we need to cope with the weekend. We have to be prepared to do battle, carryout the game plan and ultimately look to defend all that is Cougarland."
Last Week: The Cougars opened Pac-10 play at No. 19 Stanford and No. 13 California...Washington State fell to Stanford 1-0 Friday, Oct. 7... Haley Thompson-Miller led the WSU offense with two shots...WSU suffered its second conference loss falling 3-0 to California Oct. 9...keeper Katie Hultin recorded 12 saves in the contest tying her for seventh on the Cougar career lists for saves in game...save total set Edwards Stadium and California opponent record.
Potter Says: "We knew the size of the task heading into the weekend and in both Stanford and California, played two teams who had excellent games. I felt we contributed in both games in particular against a good Stanford side but the feeling of defeat never feels good. There were aspects in both games I felt we did well and now to play at home and face two more well coached good attacking teams will be another opportunity for us to test our resolve and our abilities."
Scouting the Sun Devils: Washington State faces Arizona State (6-5-2, 1-1-0 Pac-10) Friday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m...Sun Devils split their series with Oregon State and Oregon over the weekend...ASU dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to OSU Friday, Oct. 7 and notched a 3-0 victory over Oregon Sunday, Oct. 9...Arizona State returns 16 letterwinners and eight starters from a 2004 squad that had 8-9-2 record overall and 4-3-2 record in Pac-10 play...Head Coach Ray Leone enters his fifth year at Arizona State and has 43-29-8 overall record with the Sun Devils...Leone boasts 175-87-21 career record in 14 seasons as a head coach...Sun Devils are led by seniors Elizabeth Bogus and Manya Makoski...Bogus earned All-Pac-10 second team honors in 2004 and has nine goals and seven assists this season...Makoski was a first team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004 and has six goals and three assists in 2005.
Scouting the Wildcats: The Cougars take on Arizona (7-3-2, 2-0-0 Pac-10) Sunday, Oct. 16 at noon...Wildcats opened Pac-10 play with a 4-2 win over Oregon Oct. 7 and a 3-0 victory against Oregon State Oct. 9...Arizona had a 15-6-0 overall record in 2004 and a 6-3-0 record in Pac-10 play...earned 2004 Pac-10 Champion title and made a first round appearance in the NCAA tournament...Head Coach Dan Tobias enters his third season with California...Tobias has a 21-17-2 Arizona record and a career record of 65-62-11 in seven years as a head coach...Wildcats return 15 letterwinners and nine starters including senior Mallory Miller and sophomore keeper McCall Smith...Miller has 14 goals in 2005 and earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for her four goals and two assists performance in the Wildcats' series against Oregon State and Oregon...Smith was a 2004 National Freshman of the Year candidate recording 11 shutouts and had a 0.52 goals against average in 2004.
Homecoming Cougars: Washington State boasts a 3-0-0 home record on WSU homecoming weekends under Head Coach Matt Potter...Cougars shut out No. 8 UCLA 1-0 and No. 22 USC 2-0 in 2004 and blanked Idaho State 2-0 in 2003.
Notable Notes: Hultin recorded 12 saves against California setting an Edwards Stadium and California opponent record...senior Alix Rustrum notched two goals against San Francisco Oct. 2 marking the first multiple goal game for a Cougar this season ...Thompson-Miller scored her first and second goals of the season, both game winners, in the Cougar victories over San Francisco (Sept. 30) and Montana (Oct. 2)... Carmen Anderson recorded her third goal of the year against San Francisco Sept. 30 marking the most goals in season by the senior midfielder...sophomore Brynn Bemis made her first start in the Cougar net, recording two saves and notching her first career shutout against Long Island Sept. 18...WSU Sophomore Anna Miller recorded her first collegiate goal Sept. 9 against Wake Forest...senior Jennie Kunc scored the first goal of her Cougar career against Tennessee Sept. 2.