September 22, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's soccer squad (2-3-2 overall) will attempt to break its winless streak on the road as the Cougars travel to Fairfax, Va. to face George Mason Sept. 26 and George Washington Sept. 28 for the first time.
George Mason (6-1-0) will host WSU Saturday at 11 a.m. PDT. The Patriots have won six straight after losing their season opener, while shutting out their opponents five times this season. The Cougars have yet to be shut out this season.
According to WSU Head Coach Dan Tobias, Saturday's match will be a good early season test for a Cougar team with playoff aspirations. "We have aspirations to be a playoff team and if we're going to do that we have to start beating playoff caliber teams. We have a chance to do that against George Mason."
George Washington (1-6-0) and the Cougars will square off Monday at 8 a.m. PDT at George Mason. The Colonials broke their season long six game losing skid Sept. 20, beating Arizona 2-1 at James Madison.
"I'm excited about playing good quality competition," said Tobias. "Being on the road and playing high caliber teams will give us a lot of incentive to put together a good 90 minutes each game."
The Cougars are coming off a two game home stand in which they shut out Portland State 5-0 and lost to defending Big Ten Champion Minnesota 4-2 in Pullman. "We're a team that's going to score goals. Each game we create goal-scoring chances and that was no different this week," said Tobias.
Three Dot Notes - Senior forward and captain Amy Chippendale (Kearny, N.J.) played approximately 20 minutes in her first two games this season against Portland State and Minnesota after knee surgery this spring to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligamentChippendale's playing time will increase each game with hopes of being at full strength for conference playsophomore Deka Dewitt (Auburn, Wash.), WSU's nominee for Pac-10 player of the week, notched her second multiple-goal match this season against Portland State, and the third in her careerDewitt leads the Cougars and the Pac-10 in scoring with eight goals, already topping her season high six goals scored last seasonfreshman Lindsey Millspaugh (Kent, Wash.) scored two goals and earned her first career multiple-goal match as a Cougar against Portland Statefreshman Beth Childs (Snoqualmie, Wash.) leads WSU and the Pac-10 with six assists while freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) ranks second in the Pac-10 with 39 saves.