Washington State soccer (4-0-1) hosts UNLV and travels to Oklahoma State this week…Cougars and Rebels (4-1-1) clash at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 in a match televised by the Pac-12 Networks…Washington State tangles with the Cowgirls (3-1-2, hosts Penn State, Friday) in a road match, Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. Central/11 a.m. Pacific…live stats against UNLV will be available at www.wsucougars.com...live stats at Oklahoma State can be watched at www.okstate.com.
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH KEIDANE McALPINE
Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine is in his second year at Washington State, and his seventh year overall as a head coach...McAlpine is 16-6-3 in Pullman and 56-54-14 overall…led Cougars to NCAA First Round in 2012, Washington State’s fourth postseason appearance in the last-five years.
WASHINGTON STATE RECEIVING VOTES
Cougars are receiving votes in the NSCAA poll for the third-straight week.
The Cougars are undefeated through five matches (4-0-1) for the third time in school history…Washington State won its first-five matches in 2002 and was 4-0-1 in 2007.
Washington State is 10th nationally with a 0.19 goals against average…Cougars have not given up a goal in the last 349:35...lone goal scored against Washington State this season came on a penalty kick in the 21st minute of the season opener at Seattle.
Washington State tied Boise State 0-0 and defeated Weber State 1-0 in Boise, Idaho…against the Broncos, start of the match was delayed 30 minutes and the match was stopped again 15 minutes in for another half hour due to lightning…match was played on a very wet field and ended in the darkness…Nicole Setterlund provided the game-winner against the Wildcats on an assist from Micaela Castain.
SERIES AGAINST UNLV
The Cougars and Rebels have split four matches…home team has won each meeting…Washington State captured 4-0 (2000) and 2-1 (2006) victories with UNLV winning 1-0 in 2001 and 2007…Jen Klein, a current Cougar assistant coach, was an assistant in Las Vegas (2007-09) and the Rebels’ head coach (2010-11).
ABOUT THE REBELS
UNLV is 4-1-1, including 2-1-1 on the road…Rebels are unbeaten in their last-four matches…lost on the road to UC Irvine, a team Washington State will play on the road next week…Jenn Wolfe leads the team with four goals and nine points.
SERIES AGAINST OKLAHOMA STATE
Washington State leads 1-0…Cougars posted a 1-0 victory at Notre Dame in 2007.
ABOUT THE COWGIRLS
Oklahoma State is 3-1-2 and plays Penn State two days prior to hosting Washington State…Cowgirls have won both home matches this season…Courtney Dike leads the team with six goals and 13 points.
COUGARS ON TELEVISION
Washington State is scheduled to make eight appearances on the Pac-12 Networks this season…Cougars play UNLV (Sept. 13), Utah (Oct. 13) and Stanford (Nov. 3) at home…Washington State takes on Oregon (Sept. 26), UCLA (Oct. 4), USC (Oct. 6), Arizona (Oct. 25) and Washington (Nov. 8) in road matches.