Oct. 23, 2008
THIS WEEK: Washington State plays at Oregon (Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.) and at Oregon State (Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m.).
COUGARS NATIONALLY RANKED: Washington State is ranked nationally this week by Soccer America (21st), the NSCAA (22nd), Soccer Times (24th), and Soccer Buzz (25th)...third-straight week Cougars have been ranked this season and 10th under Matt Potter...WSU is ranked in all four polls during the same week for the first time in school history.
ABOUT OREGON: The Ducks are 7-5-2, 0-2-1 in the Pacific-10...own 4-1-1 record in Eugene...Oregon is 0-5-0 against ranked opponents this season...Jen Stoltenberg leads the Ducks with eight goals and 21 points.
SERIES WITH THE DUCKS: Cougars lead 6-2-4...Washington State is 2-0-3 all-time in Eugene...Cougars are unbeaten (2-0-4) in the last six meetings overall...teams have tied each of the last two seasons (0-0 at Oregon in 2006 and 1-1 at WSU in 2007).
ABOUT OREGON STATE: The Beavers are 5-6-2, 0-2-1 in the Pac-10...Oregon State is 3-1-1 at home and 0-3-0 against ranked opponents...Najma Homidi leads the Beavers with four goals and nine points.
SERIES WITH THE BEAVERS: Cougars lead 9-5-3...WSU has won three straight...Cougars are 5-2-1 in Corvallis...WSU won 2-1 at home in 2007.
ROAD SUCCESS: The Cougars have made 36 road trips under Matt Potter and have earned at least one point in 28 of them...four of the trips resulting in zero points came during Potter's first campaign on the Palouse...over the last two seasons, 12 of 13 road trips have resulted in at least a point for Washington State.
LATE HEROICS: Freshman Tiara Pittman scored her first-collegiate game-winning goal when she found the net at 88:49 against California, Oct. 17...Pittman's goal gave up the Cougars a 2-1 victory over the 13th-ranked Golden Bears in front of 738 fans, the largest crowd in school history to see a WSU victory in Pullman.
GET YOUR NAME IN THE BOX SCORE: Freshman Megan Chapin notched her first-collegiate point with an assist in the season opener at Montana, Aug. 22...sophomore Emma Stolz and freshman Ali Fenter each tallied the first goal of their respective collegiate careers in Washington State's 2-2 double-overtime tie at James Madison, Aug. 29...Jacquelyn Roth picked up her first-collegiate point with an assist, Sept. 28 against Idaho...Tiara Pittman tallied her first-collegiate goal in a 3-1 win over Eastern Washington, Oct. 3.
THE POTTER EFFECT: Prior to Matt Potter's arrival in Pullman, the Cougars posted three-winning records in eight seasons as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference...under Potter, WSU has produced four-winning records in five seasons.
COACHING MILESTONE: Matt Potter recorded the 52nd victory of his Cougar coaching career against California, Oct. 17...tied with Lisa Fraser (1989-93) for most wins by a WSU head coach.