Nov. 4, 2010
THIS WEEK: The Washington State soccer team (6-13-0, 1-7-0 Pacific-10) hosts archrival Washington in the final regular season match for the Cougars...match is Friday at 1:30 p.m...Huskies are 11-7-1, 4-4-0 Pac-10.
MATCH COVERAGE: Live stats for the Washington State match against Washington 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 45 starts due to injury through 19 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.
SENIOR DAY: Friday's match will be the final one in a Cougar uniform for goalkeeper Meghan Berlingo, defender Ashley Johnson, midfielder Mallory Fox and forward Emma Stolz...Berlingo has started 32 matches in the last two seasons after transferring from Florida...ranks third in goals against average (0.88) all-time at Washington State...in goal for 13 shutouts, third most on Cougar career list...her 18 wins are tied for sixth in Cougar history...registered 109 saves, sixth-best total at Washington State...Fox is tied for 19th in career points at Washington State with 26 (nine goals/eight assists)...goals are tied for 23rd in Cougar history and her five game-winners tie her for seventh...three goals have come on penalty kicks, tied for second all-time at Washington State...assists are tied for 20th on the Cougar career list...ranks second in matches played with 79 and is tied for fifth in career starts with 75...Ashley Johnson has two-career goals, including a game-winner...has played in 75 matches, tied for seventh all-time at Washington State...has started the last-66 matches ....Emma Stolz has scored seven goals and collected two assists...made 34 starts...two of her three goals this season are game-winners...named MVP of the Outriggers Hotels and Resorts Soccer Classic earlier this season.
SERIES WITH WASHINGTON: The Cougars lead 8-7-4...Washington State is 5-2-3 all-time in Pullman...Cougars are 4-0-2 in the last six meetings with the ties coming in each of the last two seasons...Washington's last win in the series was at home, Oct. 24, 2003 (2-0)...Cougars are 4-0-2 in the last six matches played in Pullman...last Huskies' victory on the road was Nov. 10, 1996 (2-0)...Washington has not scored during its last two trips to Lower Soccer Field.
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.