Nov. 3, 2011
SEATTLE - It was senior day for five Washington student-athletes at Husky Soccer Field, Thursday night. However, it was three Washington State student-athletes who became the fifth-consecutive Cougar senior class to finish unbeaten against the Huskies.
The Cougars (12-6-3, 6-3-2 Pac-12) wrapped up their regular season with the Huskies (7-8-5, 3-5-3 Pac-12) with a 0-0 tie in a match that took 2:22 to play.
"We had a fantastic effort," Washington State Head Coach Matt Potter said. "Toward the end, we created some opportunities offensively and dealt with their counter attacks. I am proud of our senior class and our freshman class has been magnificent all year."
With the result, Washington State clinched at least a tie for fourth in the Pac-12 and can finish fourth outright if California ties or loses to No. 1 Stanford, Saturday. The Cougars will find out, Monday at 1:30 p.m. if they are invited to the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship.
It was the fourth-straight meeting between the arch-rivals that went into overtime. The match was played in front of 1,712 and a national television audience. Washington State has not lost to Washington since 2003, Potter's first season in Pullman.
Washington State redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair moved into a tie for ninth on the Cougar single-season list for saves with 87...Clair's seven shutouts are one shy of the Washington State record...as a team, the Cougars have given up 14 goals, posted a 0.63 goals against average and recorded an 86.4 save percentage, all marks are the best in school history.