PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's soccer squad looks to end the 1998 season on a winning note, as the Cougars host cross-state rival Washington Saturday at 1 p.m. on the Cougar Soccer Field.
Washington (10-7-1 overall, 6-2-0 Pacific-10), sitting atop the conference standings with one match left to play, look to claim at least a tie for the Pacific-10 Conference title with a victory over the Cougars.
The Cougars (5-10-3 overall, 3-4-1 Pacific-10) lost both home matches last weekend to the Northern California schools, falling 1-0 to Stanford in overtime and 3-0 to California. WSU has not scored a goal in its last three games, after only being shut out twice in 15 previous matches.
Saturday marks the final time seniors Amy Chipppendale (Kearny, N.J.), Lynsey Coffey (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Randi Glas (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Kim Schelpf (Ocean, N.J.) take the soccer field as Cougars.
The Huskies come to Pullman having just snapped a school-record six-game winning streak. Stanford handed Washington only its second Pacific-10 Conference loss last Sunday as the Cardinal defeated the Huskies 1-0 in Seattle. UW has won nine of its last 11 games. Sophomore midfielder Tami Bennett leads Washington with nine goals, two assists and 20 points.
"It's obviously a big game for Washington with regards to the Pac-10 title," said WSU head coach Dan Tobias. "For myself, our players and the program, it is very important to get a result and finish off strong. We want to finish off the Pac-10 season like we started, our last game just happens to be against UW. Anytime in any sport it's a heated rivalry when these two schools meet. That definitely adds a good element."
Last season, Angie Crivello scored one goal and assisted another to lead the Huskies to a 2-0 victory over WSU in Seattle. The Cougars have an all-time record of 2-4-1 versus Washington.
The match will be shown by Fox Sports Northwest on a tape-delayed basis Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
Three Dot Notes - Sophomore Deka DeWitt (Auburn, Wash.) is second in the Pac-10 in goals with 11 but has not scored in the Cougars' last five matchesFreshman goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) leads the Pac-10 in saves with 114, while freshman Beth Childs (Snoqualmie, Wash.) is third with seven assists.