Oct. 14, 2010
THIS WEEK: Washington State (6-7-0, 1-1-0 Pacific-10) makes its first Pacific-10 Conference road trip of the season...Cougars will play No. 1 Stanford (11-0-2, 2-0-0 Pac-10) and California (5-3-4, 0-2-0 Pac-10)...Washington State visits The Farm, Friday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m...Cougars play in Berkeley, Sunday, Oct. 17 at noon.
MATCH COVERAGE: Live stats for the Washington State matches against Stanford and California 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 36 starts due to injury through 11 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...freshman Katie Turney has started each match as midfielder/forward in place of injured student-athletes.
SERIES WITH STANFORD: The Cardinal leads 16-2-1...Stanford is 9-1-0 in matches played in the Bay Area...Cardinal has won five-consecutive meetings and is unbeated in the last six...last season, Stanford tied the match in Pullman with a goal in the 87th minute and won 2-1 in overtime.
SERIES WITH CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears lead 11-6-3...California is 6-1-2 at home in the series...Cougars have won three of the last four meetings...last season, Jacquelyn Roth scored in the 62nd minute on a free kick and Kiersten Dallstream won the match in overtime on a penalty kick in a 2-1 Washington State victory at home.
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.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MATCH: The Cougar soccer team will wear pink jerseys, Friday, Oct. 22 when it hosts Oregon State...October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the match is part of WSU Athletics' effort to raise money and awareness about the disease...jerseys from the match can be purchased for $30 each...for each jersey purchased, $20 will be donated to breast cancer research...contact Craig Lawson (509-335-0265 or email@example.com) for more information.
THINK PINK THURSDAY: Thursday, Oct. 21 has been tabbed "Think Pink Thursday" by the Washington State Athletics Department...student-athletes, staff, and everyone on campus is encouraged to wear pink in support of Natoinal Breast Cancer Awareness Month.