Oct. 30, 2007
WSU (10-2-3, 3-1-1 Pac-10)
THIS WEEK: Washington State takes on California and Stanford in the Bay Area...Cougars are in Berkeley Friday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. PDT and in Stanford Sunday, Nov. 4 at noon PST...note Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
NATIONAL RANKINGS: The Cougars are ranked eighth in the West region and 27th nationally by Soccer Buzz...ranked seventh in the West region and receiving votes nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America...receiving votes in the Soccer Times national poll.
STINGY DEFENSE: Washington State is 22-9-8 (.667) dating back to the last four matches of the 2005 season...during that span, Cougars have given up 28 goals (0.80 per match).
SCORE TO WIN: Beginning with conference play in 2006, the Cougars are 14-1-3 (.861) when they score at least one goal.
OVERTIME SESSIONS: The Cougars have played six overtimes matches this season (WSU 2-1-3)...in 1998 and 2000, Cougars played seven matches that went into overtime.
SUCCESS ON THE ROAD: WSU has won eight times away from home this season (five road, three neutral) to equal school record set in 2000 (six road, two neutral)...most road victories since six in 2002...Cougars are 2-1 in Pac-10 road matches after posting 3-10-5 record over the last four seasons.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears are 10-5-0, 2-3-0 in the Pacific-10...ranking nationally by Soccer America (14th), NSCAA (19th), and Soccer Times (24th)...receiving votes in the Soccer Buzz national poll...coming off road wins over Arizona State and Arizona...Alex Morgan leads the team with seven goals.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS: California leads 10-4-3...Golden Bears hold 5-1-2 advantage in Berkeley...Cougars' lone road win was 2-0 in 2002...Washington State won 2-0 at home last season on first-half goals by Allison Scurich and Kiersten Dallstream 19 seconds apart...Kim Bonnes assisted on Dallstream's goal...Brynn Bemis made five saves for the shutout win...Cougars were victorious despite being outshot 15-8.
ABOUT STANFORD: The Cardinal is 11-2-3, 2-1-2 in the Pacific-10...hosts Washington Friday, Nov. 2...ranked second nationally by the NSCAA and Soccer America, fourth by Soccer Buzz, and fifth by Soccer Times...Kelley O'Hara has a team-leading six goals and 16 points.
SERIES WITH THE CARDINAL: Stanford leads 13-2-1, including 8-1 at home...WSU's has scored in two of the 16 meetings, both resulting in Cougar victories (2-1 at home in 1993 and 1-0 at Stanford in 2003)...last season Cardinal captured 1-0 win in Pullman on Allison Falk's goal.
COUGAR-CARDINAL MATCH TELEVISED: The Washington State-Stanford match will be shown on FOX Sports Net Northwest tape delayed at noon Thursday, Nov. 8.