Sept. 25, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior midfielder Carly Dobratz scored two goals and Washington State defeated Weber State 4-0 at Lower Soccer Field, Friday in nonconference women's soccer.
The victory was the fourth-straight for Washington State (7-2-0) while Weber State (4-4-0) lost for the fourth-consecutive match in front of a crowd of 747.
"Anytime you play in front of a big crowd at home and you can give them something to cheer about, it's a great day," WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. "We are very excited for the win. Now we have to start getting ready to play a high-quality opponent in Portland."
Junior defender Ashley Johnson gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute. Sophomore Jacquelyn Roth sent a cross from the left into the box where freshman forward Brandi Vega fired the ball toward the goal. Johnson was on the doorstep and poked the ball past a Wildcats' defender and goalkeeper Rebecca Ritchie.
In the 26th minute, Roth sent a cross into the box and Dobratz beat Ritchie high from six yards out for a 3-0 halftime advantage. In the 69th minute, Dobratz's cross from the right side deflected off a Weber State defender and trickled across the goalline to account for the final goal of the day.
Washington State has scored 27 goals this season, two more than its 2008 total when the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament...Cougars haves six matches with three or more goals this season which equals WSU total from 2006-08...WSU has scored at least four goals in three-straight matches for the first time since a four-match stretch, Sept. 22-Oct. 1, 2000...Cougars tied a school record by scoring in their first-nine matches of the season...WSU has scored in 11-straight regular season matches dating back to last season, second only to a school-record 14 over the 1990-91 seasons...Cougars are 11-0-2 in their last 13 matches at home against nonconference opponents...senior forward Kiersten Dallstream scored her 10th goal of the season to move into a tie for the lead in the Pacific-10 Conference and a tie for eighth on the WSU single-season list...senior midfielder Carly Dobratz moved into sixth place on the Cougar all-time points list with 46...she recorded the third multi-goal match of her career, tied for sixth-best all-time at WSU...sophomore midfielder Jacquelyn Roth notched her sixth assist, tied for eighth on the Cougar single-season list...junior defender Ashley Johnson scored the first goal of her collegiate career...junior Meghan Berlingo earned her fourth shutout of the season and lowered her goals against average to 0.41...freshman midfielder Caitlin Bresnahan made her collegiate debut.