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Cougar Soccer Takes National Rankings to Oregon Trail
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/20/2011
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Oct. 20, 2011

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THIS WEEK
Washington State (10-4-2, 4-1-1 Pac-12) travels to Oregon for matches at Oregon State, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and at Oregon, Sunday at 1 p.m...first of three-straight Pac-12 road weekends for the Cougars.

LAST WEEK
Washington State posted its fourth-consecutive shutout in a 0-0 tie with then-No. 4 UCLA...Cougars are 3-0-1 during the stretch.

STINGY DEFENSE
The Cougars have not given up a goal in the last 384:51...second longest streak in school history behind a 410:39 stretch, Oct. 5-20, 2006.

ATTENDANCE RECORDS
Washington State set a single-match home attendance record with 1,273 against Seattle, Aug. 28...Cougars broke the record with 1,652 in their regular season home finale, Oct. 14 against UCLA...set single-season home records for total attendance (6,850) and average attendance (856).

COMEBACK COUGARS
Washington State has won four matches on the road this season despite trailing at halftime (Hawaii, Gonzaga, Idaho, USC)...prior to this season, the last time the Cougars won on the road when they were behind at intermission was Sept. 2, 2005 at No. 11 Tennessee (trailed 1-0, won 3-2 in overtime).

WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Matt Potter
Currently in his ninth season, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter has amassed a school-record 86 victories...only Washington State mentor to guide the program to back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances (2008 and 2009).

COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS
Washington State is No. 31 in the current NCAA RPI...Cougars are ranked in all-three national polls...Washington State is No. 18 (Soccer Times), No. 21 (NSCAA) and No. 25 (Soccer America)...third in the Pacific Region (NSCAA)...in the Pac-12, junior Brandi Vega is tied for fourth with three game-winning goals...Vega and freshman Jocelyn Jeffers are tied for fifth with five assists, tied for seventh with 15 points and tied for 10th with five goals...redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is 17th nationally and the top freshman with a 87.7 save percentage...Clair is 21st nationally, second among freshmen, with a 0.59 goals against average.

ABOUT THE BEAVERS
Oregon State (10-4-1, 4-2-0 Pac-12) is ranked by Soccer Times (T-21st) and the NSCAA (23rd)...fifth in the NSCAA Pacific Region and No. 58 in the NCAA RPI.

SERIES WITH THE OREGON STATE
Washington State leads 10-7-3...Cougars are 6-3-1 in Corvallis...teams have split the last-four meetings at Oregon State.

ABOUT THE DUCKS
Oregon (7-7-1, 2-4-0 Pac-12) is unranked in all-three polls.

SERIES WITH OREGON
Washington State leads 8-3-4...Cougars are 4-0-3 in Eugene.

COUGAR ATHLETICS ON THE WEB
Connect with Washington State University Athletics on the web at wsucougars.com, the official website of Cougar Athletics, and on Twitter (twitter.com/WSUCougars_com), Facebook (facebook.com/WSUCougarAthletics) and YouTube (youtube.com/WSUCougarAthletics) during the 2011-12 season...Washington State soccer fans can view videos about the program, coaches and student-athletes...visit wsucougars.com, select the women's soccer page and click the button entitled "Cougar Corner Kicks."

WASHINGTON STATE ON TELEVISION
The Cougars visit Washington in the regular season's final match for both schools, Thursday, Nov. 3...match will be televised by Fox Sports Channel as the NSCAA Game of the Week.

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