October 20, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's soccer squad, armed with a two-game winning streak, makes its final road trip of the season to face Arizona State and Arizona this weekend.
The Cougars, (5-7-2 overall, 3-1-0 Pacific-10) having won three of their last four matches, will battle Arizona State (6-7-0 overall, 2-1-0 Pacific-10) under the lights Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. WSU will face Arizona (3-7-1 overall, 0-3-0 Pacific-10) Sunday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.
WSU is tied for the Pacific-10 Conference lead with UCLA, California and Washington. The Cougars swept both Oregon schools on the road last weekend, defeating Oregon State 2-1 in double overtime and shutting out Oregon 1-0. Freshman Natalie Kehl (Colbert, Wash.) stepped up for the Cougs, scoring the game-tying goal versus OSU and the game-winner versus Oregon.
"We're excited. At the midway point of Pac-10 play we've put ourselves in a good situation and we're ready for Friday at Arizona State," said WSU Head Coach Dan Tobias.
Arizona State has won four of its last five matches, most recently beating rival Arizona 2-0 last Friday. ASU opened Pac-10 play with an upset victory at ninth ranked Stanford, defeating the Cardinal 2-1. The Sun Devils are led by freshman midfielder Stacey Tullock, who has nine goals and six assists. Last season, ASU defeated the Cougars 3-1 in Pullman, but WSU holds the advantage in the all-time series record 2-1-0.
Arizona, 2-0 at home this season, looks to end its three game losing streak against the Cougars. The Wildcats have lost Pac-10 matches to California, Stanford and ASU. Last year the Wildcats blanked WSU 1-0 in Pullman, while the Cougars won the first ever meeting between both teams in 1996. The Wildcats will host Washington Friday before the Cougars come to town Sunday.
Arizona Head Coach Lisa Fraser started the WSU program in 1989 and compiled a 52-31-7 record as the Cougars' coach for five seasons.
"ASU is a very good team. They are a very skilled team, very physical and fast as well, so we have to be prepared for that," said Tobias. "Arizona's record doesn't indicate the quality of their team. We anticipate two tough matches this weekend."
Three Dot Notes - Cougar goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) earned her fourth shutout this season versus Oregon which ties her for third on the WSU single season shutout list with Nikki Johnson (1989) and Shannon Wilson (1997)...The Cougars have shut out their opponents in four of their five winsSenior co-captain Amy Chippendale (Kearny, N.J.) made her first start of the season versus Oregon since ACL surgery last spring.