September 8, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's soccer squad (1-1-1 overall) looks to secure its first road win of the season as they travel to Logan, Utah this weekend to face the University of Denver and Cal State Fullerton in the Brenna Hansen Memorial Tournament.
This weekend will mark the first ever meetings between the Cougars and their next two non-conference opponents.
"Denver was a good Division II program and is in its first year at the Division I level. They have a very knowledgeable coach and I expect them to be a good team," said WSU Head Coach Dan Tobias.
Cal State Fullerton (1-2-0 overall) placed third as the host team in the FILA Classic at Titan Stadium last weekend. CSF beat Oral Roberts 5-0 Sept. 5 and lost to Oregon State 4-1 Sept. 7. The Titans lost their season opener to San Diego State 4-2 Sept. 1.
Last weekend on the road the Cougars lost 9-2 to Santa Clara Sept. 4 and battled through double overtime periods to tie Pacific 2-2 Sept. 6. WSU opened the season at home with a 4-0 win over Eastern Washington Sept. 1.
"We've had a taste of a little bit of everything in the first week," said Tobias. "The things we're not doing well are all correctable and I think that's very important."
Despite the nine goals allowed by freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgenson (North Bend, WA) against No. 2 Santa Clara, Tobias said he was impressed with the young keeper's performance thus far. "Lindsey played really well against UOP. She did what I've been asking her to do which is make some key saves at critical times."
Three Dot Notes - Sophomore Deka Dewitt (Auburn, Wash.) leads WSU in goals (four), points (eight), and game winning goals (one) through the first three gamesfreshman Beth Childs (Snoqualmie, Wash.) has a team high three assists, all coming off corner kicksthe nine goals allowed by Jorgenson in the loss to Santa Clara were the most goals allowed by WSU in a single matchsenior Amy Chippendale (Kearny, N.J.) is still rehabilitating her right knee (torn anterior cruciate ligament), has been cleared to practice (non-contact) and may return to action in late September.