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Cougar Soccer Heads to the Desert
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/26/2011
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Oct. 26, 2011

 

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THIS WEEK
Washington State (10-6-2, 4-3-1 Pac-12) travels for road matches against Arizona State, Friday at 7 p.m. and Arizona, Sunday at 11 a.m.

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).

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).

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. 43 in the current NCAA RPI...Cougars are receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll and are fifth in the Pacific Region...receiving votes in the Soccer Times Top 25...in the Pac-12, freshman Jocelyn Jeffers is tied for sixth in assists (five) tied for eighth in goals (six) and points (17)...junior Brandi Vega is tied for sixth in assists (five), tied for 10th in points with 15...redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is 27th nationally, second among freshmen, with a 0.69 goals against average...Clair is tied for 32nd nationally, third among freshmen with an 84.8 save percentage.

ARIZONA TIES
Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter served as the head coach at Scottsdale Community College, 2002-03...Sereno Club coach 1995-2003...Washington State Assistant Coach Jason Goodson coached Sereno 2005-08...freshman Beau Bremer (Scottsdale), junior Ariana Byrd (Phoenix) junior Zoe Jeffers (Peoria), freshman Jocelyn Jeffers (Peoria), redshirt-sophomore Kayla Johnson (Phoenix) and senior Jacquelyn Roth (Gilbert) are all from Arizona.

ABOUT THE SUN DEVILS
Arizona State is 6-10-0, 2-6-0 Pac-12...Sun Devils are 4-3-0 at home and have lost three-straight matches overall.

SERIES WITH THE ARIZONA STATE
The Sun Devils lead 11-5-0...Cougars lead 4-3-0 in Tempe.

ABOUT THE WILDCATS
Arizona is 1-13-2, 1-6-1 Pac-12...hosts Washington, Friday...Wildcats are 1-4-1 at home and have lost four-straight matches overall.

SERIES WITH ARIZONA
Washington State leads 12-3-1...Cougars are 5-1-1 in Tucson... Washington State has won six-straight in the series, including a pair of meetings in Tucson.

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."

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