Oct. 29, 2009
THIS WEEK: The Washington State women's soccer team plays at Oregon State and Oregon...Cougars take on the Beavers, Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and the Ducks, Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
MATCH COVERAGE: WSU fans can view live stats of the match against Oregon State at www.wsucougars.com. Live stats for the match with Oregon are available on the Ducks' website at http://www.goducks.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml.
COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS: Washington State is in the top 25 nationally in all three polls and the current NCAA Ratings Power Index (RPI)...Cougars are No. 19 in the Soccer Times poll, No. 21 according to Soccer America and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 22 in the RPI...WSU is No. 3 in the NSCAA Pacific Region poll...second-straight week the Cougars are ranked in all three polls.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Using the current Ratings Power Index (RPI), Washington State has posted victories at No. 25 Arizona State and at home against No. 24 California and No. 27 BYU this season...Cougars tied No. 31 Washington on the road, have losses to No. 3 Portland, No. 5 Florida State and No. 35 Colorado College, all on the road, and suffered a 2-1 overtime setback to No. 1 Stanford...WSU is the only team to take the Cardinal beyond regulation this season...Cougars' remaining matches are at No. 26 Oregon State and No. 34 Oregon and at home against No. 14 USC and No. 6 UCLA.
ABOUT OREGON STATE: The Beavers are 10-5-1 overall, 2-3-0 in Pacific-10 Conference matches...have a 2-3-0 mark at home...Oregon State is tied for No. 25 nationally in the Soccer America poll...ranked seventh in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Pacific Region poll...Chelsea Buckland is tied for the team lead (Ashley Seal) with five goals and has a team-best 12 points.
SERIES WITH THE BEAVERS: Washington State leads 9-6-3...Cougars hold a 5-3-1 advantage in Corvallis...Oregon State won 3-2 at home last season and have won two of the last three meetings in the Beaver State...senior Carly Dobratz has at least one point in each of her three-career matches against Oregon State.
ABOUT OREGON: The Ducks are 8-7-1, 0-5-0 in the Pac-10...host Washington, Friday...Oregon is 3-3-0 at home...Jen Stoltenberg leads the team with seven goals and 18 points.
SERIES WITH THE DUCKS: Washington State leads 7-2-4, including 3-0-3 in Eugene...Cougars are unbeaten in the last seven meetings (3-0-4)...six of those matches have gone to overtime, including five that needed two extra sessions...last season, Carly Dobratz netted the game-winner in a 2-1 double overtime victory for the Cougars...Matt Potter earned his first Pac-10 victory as WSU's head coach with a 2-0 win over Oregon at home in 2003.
ROAD SUCCESS: Washington State tied the school record for road victories (2000, 2002) this season with six (6-3-1)...both the 2000 and 2002 squads advanced to the NCAA Tournament.