Oct. 1, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman Eileen Maes recorded a hat trick in the second half and Washington State defeated Gonzaga 4-0 in women's soccer at Lower Soccer Field, Friday.
In the final nonconference match of the season for the Cougars (5-6-0), Maes became the sixth Cougar to record a hat trick and the second this season joining fellow freshman Micaela Castain. The only other freshman in school history with a hat trick is Kim Lynass in 1990.
"What a great moment for Eileen," WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. "Three goals in match are difficult at any level. She worked hard and was rewarded."
Castain tallied her team-leading sixth goal of the season with an unassisted score in the 44th minute to give Washington State a 1-0 lead. The Castro Valley, Calif., native intercepted a pass in the Gonzaga end of the field, dribbled into the box and beat Gonzaga (4-7-1) goalkeeper Lauren Ames to the far right post.
Maes, a native of Oakland, Calif., and a high school teammate of Castain's added to the lead with a goal off a direct kick from 35 yards out in the 51st minute. The midfield made it 3-0 in the 87th minute off a corner kick by freshman Katie Turney. Maes capped the hat trick with 11 seconds remaining after receiving a through ball on the right side from sophomore Shannon McFadden.
The Cougars posted their third-straight shutout victory while recording a season-high 19 shots. Washington State will open Pacific-10 Conference play against Arizona State at home, Friday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.
Washington State won for the 22nd-straight match at home when leading at halftime...Cougars extended their school record unbeaten streak to 63 matches when holding an advantage at intermission in Pullman...Washington State is 18-0-1 all-time against Gonzaga...Cougars are 10-0-1 at home against the Bulldogs and have not given up a goal in the last four meetings at Lower Soccer Field...Washington State has outscored Gonzaga 94-6 all-time...Washington State is 13-0-3 in its last 16 matches at home against nonranked opponents...freshman Katie Turney's assist in the second half was her first-career point...freshmen Lindsay Stoll and Kerry Moller each made their collegiate debut in the second half.