Nov. 14, 2009
WASHINGTON STATE (14-5-2, 5-2-2 Pac-10)
THIS WEEK: The Washington State women's soccer team plays at Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Championship in College Park, Md...match is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific, Sunday, Nov. 15.
MATCH COVERAGE: Fans can follow the entire 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship by logging onto www.ncaa.com/brackets/2009/ncaa_bracket_DI_soccer_women.html
COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS: Washington State is in the top 25 nationally in all three polls...Cougars are No. 14 in the Soccer Times poll, No. 18 according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and No. 22 in the Soccer America rankings...Washington State is No. 3 in the NSCAA Pacific Region poll...fourth-straight week the Cougars are ranked in all three national polls.
SENIOR MOMENTS: The current Washington State senior class has set the school record for victories (44) and tied the WSU record for road wins (18) in a four-year period...registered nine wins over nationally-ranked opponents and 21 victories at home, both the most in school history during a four-year period...amassed a .721 winning percentage at home...recorded 34 shutouts during the last four years...part of back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances, the first for any women's program at Washington State since rowing in 2003 and 2004...class never lost to Arizona, Oregon, USC or Washington to become the first program in school history to have a class go undefeated against four Pacific-10 Conference opponents.
SUCCESS IN MARYLAND: Washington State has won all three matches in school history played in Maryland...Cougars defeated East Carolina 2-1 and Navy 1-0 in double overtime in Annapolis during the 2000 season...WSU defeated Villanova 1-0 in College Park during the first round of the 2009 NCAA Championship.
SERIES WITH THE TERRAPINS: Maryland leads 1-0...won 3-0, Aug. 31, 2003 in Seattle...loss to the 14th-ranked Terrapins came in Matt Potter's second match as the WSU head coach.
COUGARS AGAINST THE ACC: Washington State is 1-5-0 all-time against members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, all under current Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter...in Potter's first season at WSU, the Cougars opened the 2003 season losing 4-0 to No. 1 North Carolina and 3-0 to No. 14 Maryland in Seattle...lost 2-1 at Wake Forest and beat No. 6 Duke 1-0 at Wake Forest in 2003...lost 2-1 at home to No. 8 Wake Forest in 2005...lost 4-1 at No. 5 Florida State earlier this season.
FOR THE RECORD: Washington State has 14 wins this season to tie the school single-season record set in 1990...has a school single-season record 11 shutouts...Cougars are in the second round of the NCAA Championship for the second time in school history (1994).
POTTER RECORD: Washington State Head Coach Matt Potter has amassed a school record 69 victories during his seven-year tenure...owns 69-48-22 record (.580 winning percentage).