Oct. 21, 2010
THIS WEEK: The Washington State soccer team (6-9-0, 1-3-0 Pacific-10) hosts Oregon State and Oregon during Wear Pink Weekend on the Pullman campus...Cougars take on Oregon State (11-1-1, 3-0-0 Pac-10), Friday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m...Beavers are ranked in all three national polls (No. 12 Soccer America/No. 14 Soccer Times and No. 19 National Soccer Coaches Association of America)...Ducks (4-7-3, 0-2-1 Pac-10) play, Sunday, Oct. 24 at noon.
MATCH COVERAGE: Live stats for the Washington State matches against Oregon State and Oregon as well as a recap and stats following each match will be available at wsucougars.com.
PROGRAM SUCCESS: Washington State has advanced to the last two NCAA Championships, the first time in school history the Cougars have made back-to-back postseason appearances.
INJURED COUGARS: Washington State has had nine starters miss at least one match because of injury this season...overall, Cougars have missed 37 starts due to injury through 15 matches...among returnees, only defenders Ali Fenter and Ashley Johnson have started every match...Fenter, a junior, has started every match in her career...Johnson, a senior, has started each match during the last three seasons...freshman Katie Turney has started each match as midfielder/forward in place of injured student-athletes.
SERIES WITH OREGON STATE: The Cougars lead 10-6-3...Washington State is 4-3-2 all-time in Pullman...Cougars are unbeaten in their last four (2-0-2) meetings at home with the Beavers...Washington State has won four of the last five overall, including a 1-0 victory in Corvallis last season on Brandi Vega's goal in the 40th minute.
SERIES WITH OREGON: Washington State holds an 8-2-4 advantage...Cougars are 4-2-1 at Lower Soccer Field...Washington State is 4-0-4 in the last eight matches against Oregon...Cougars won 2-0 in Eugene last season when Ali Fenter and Carly Dobratz scored 80 seconds apart in the first half.
HISTORIC VICTORY: Washington State's 1-0 victory over Pepperdine, Sept. 18 was the 200th in the history of the Cougar program, now in its 22nd season.
COUGAR HAT TRICKS: Freshman Micaela Castain recorded the 12th hat trick (third on the road) in Washington State history with three goals in the Cougars' 4-1 victory at Weber State, Sept. 5...freshman Eileen Maes notched a hat trick with three-second half goals against Gonzaga, Oct. 1 in a 4-0 Washington State victory...Maes became the sixth Cougar to register at least three goals in a match and the first since 2001.
CASTAIN NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED: Washington State forward Micaela Castain is currently ranked as the fifth-best freshman in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com...Castro Valley, Calif., native leads the Cougars with six goals and 13 points this season.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MATCH: The Cougar soccer team will wear pink jerseys, Friday, Oct. 22 when it hosts Oregon State...October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the match is part of WSU Athletics' effort to raise money and awareness about the disease...jerseys from the match can be purchased for $30 each...for each jersey purchased, $20 will be donated to breast cancer research...contact Craig Lawson (509-335-0265 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.