Sept. 16, 2011
The Washington State (5-2-1) soccer team plays its fourth-straight match away from home when it takes on Idaho, Sunday, Sept. 18 in Moscow at 1 p.m.
The Cougars defeated Gonzaga 2-1 in double overtime...freshman Jocelyn Jeffers scored her first-collegiate goal to even the match 1-1 in the 52nd minute...sophomore Eileen Maes netted her team-leading fourth goal with 59 seconds remaining in the second overtime to improve Washington State's record to 19-0-1 all-time against Gonzaga.
COUGARS ARE A DRAWING CARD
Washington State set a single-match home attendance record when 1,273 fans watched the Cougars' 1-0 victory over Seattle at Lower Soccer Field, Aug. 28...highest attended match in the country that day according to research found at BigSoccer.com...Cougars are averaging 895 fans per match at home this season and are on pace to set single-season records for average and total attendance...overall, Washington State's eight matches have drawn 11,739 for an average of 1,467...both the total and average marks are tops in the Pac-12 Conference.
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Matt Potter
Currently in his ninth season, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter has amassed a school-record 81 victories...only Washington State mentor to guide the program to back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances (2008 and 2009).
ABOUT THE VANDALS
Idaho is 3-3-2, including 2-1-0 at Guy Wicks Field...Vandals and Cougars have had one common opponent in Seattle...Idaho lost 1-0 at home while Washington State defeated the Redhawks 1-0 in Pullman.
After scoring three goals in less than 22 minutes during the second half at Hawaii, Aug. 19, sophomore Eileen "Bunny" Maes was named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week...second hat trick of the Oakland, Calif., native's career and her second player of the week recognition...Maes also scored the game-winner at Gonzaga, Sept. 15 with 59 seconds left in the second overtime...leads the team with four goals, nine points and a 26.7 percent shot percentage...tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals (Hawaii and Gonzaga).
Washington State freshmen have combined for 39 starts this season...true freshman have contributed 22.9 percent of the Cougars' points...redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is 5-2-1 with a pair of shutouts.
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...WSU 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.
Washington State's roster consists of 14 returnees (13 letterwinners) and 10 newcomers (nine true freshmen and one transfer)...Cougars have 20 Americans and four foreign student-athletes (three Canadians and one Australian)...of the Americans, six are from Arizona, six from California, five from Washington, two from Nevada and one from Colorado.