Sept. 12, 2012
Washington State (4-1-0) will square off with a pair of nonconference adversaries...Cougars return to Lower Soccer Field where they host Hawaii, Friday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m...Friday's battle is the lone home match in September for WSU...first of seven appearances for the Cougars this season on the Pac-12 Networks...WSU travels across the border to Moscow, Idaho where it faces Idaho, Sunday, Sept. 16, at noon...live stats for the match against Hawaii can be accessed at wsucougars.com.
Washington State interrupted a six-game winning streak for Wyoming, defeating the Cowgirls 3-2 in Laramie, Wyo...senior Brandi Vega put the Cougars on the board in the first half, recording her third goal of the season...WSU scoring leader junior Micaela Castain picked up her sixth goal this season...game-winning goal came off the foot of freshman Kourtney Guetlein (her second of the year) in the 80th minute.
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Keidane 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 4-1-0 in Pullman and 44-49-11 overall.
COUGARS RECEIVING VOTES
Washington State is receiving votes in the most recent NSCAA and Soccer Times Top 25 polls...Cougars are No. 5 in the NSCAA Pacific Region poll.
The Rainbow Wahine currently leads the Big West Conference in points (49), goals (18) and assists (13)...Tiana Fujimoto is league's top goal scorer with six...currently on a school record tying seven-match unbeaten streak.
SERIES WITH THE RAINBOW WAHINE
Washington State leads 4-0-0 including a 1995 win in Pullman...Cougars defeated Hawaii 3-1 in their season opener last year led by Eileen Maes's hat trick.
The Vandals are 2-6-0 including a record of 2-1-0 at home...play at Eastern Washington, Friday...Chelsea Small leads Idaho with three goals, including both game-winners.
SERIES WITH THE VANDALS
Washington State leads 7-1-0 including a 3-1-0 mark in Moscow...Cougars have won the last seven meetings...last season Beau Bremer scored both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory in Moscow.
WASHINGTON STATE IN THE STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Junior Micaela Castain and senior Brandi Vega are among the statistical leaders in the Pac-12 Conference...Castain leads the Pac-12 in goals (6), goals per game (1.20) and points per games per game (2.40)...third in points (12) and tied for third in game-winning goals (2)...Vega is fourth in points per game (1.60), seventh with 0.60 goals per game, tied for seventh with eight points and tied for ninth with three goals...Castain is tied for sixth nationally in points per game, tied for 12th in points per game, tied for 18th in goals.
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 2012 season...Washington State soccer fans can view videos about the program, coaches and student-athletes by visiting http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCCF365A1F90588EA...soccer's gameday central page can be accessed at http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/gameday.html.