Oct. 19, 2007
SEATTLE - Senior Allison Scurich and sophomore Kiersten Dallstream each scored goals to lead the Washington State women's soccer team past Washington 2-1 in a Pacific-10 Conference match Friday on a rain soaked field.
The win was the fourth straight for the Cougars (9-2-2, 2-1-0) Pac-10 over the Huskies (4-9-0, 1-2-0) who equaled their 2006 season win total. Washington State won for the eighth time away from home (five road, three neutral), equaling the school record set in 2000. The Cougars' five road victories are the most since the 2002 WSU squad posted five en route to the NCAA Tournament. WSU won its second conference road match for the first time since capturing three during the 2002 campaign.
"The conditions were very tricky with the rain and the wind," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "We knew Washington wanted to be the aggressor and it was for the most part. We played well, very smart to go up two goals and we handled ourselves very well after we gave up a goal."
The Cougars took at 1-0 lead when senior Anna Miller sent a corner kick to the center of the box and Scurich scored on a header from eight yards out for her third of the season at 32:05. Miller's assist was the 14th of her career and moved the Corvallis, Ore., native into a tie for fifth on the Cougar career list.
Washington State increased its lead to 2-0 at the 64:25 mark when Dallstream scored on a rebound after Washington goalkeeper Taylor Carr made a save of a shot by sophomore Carly Dobratz. The goal was the team-leading eighth of the season for the Fountain Hills, Ariz., native who entered the week tied for the third in the conference.
The Huskies, who outshot the Cougars 16-6, tallied their goal at 73:25 when Shuree Hyatt picked up a loose ball 12 yards out, dribbled to the goal and beat Brynn Bemis to cut the WSU lead to 2-1.
Washington State returns home next weekend to host Oregon Friday Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and Oregon State Sunday Oct. 28 at noon.