Nov. 2, 2011
Washington State (12-6-2, 6-3-1 Pac-12) travels across the state for a meeting with arch-rival Washington, Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m...match will be televised live by FOX Soccer Channel and can be seen on ROOT Sports (Northwest and Rocky Mountain), Comcast Bay Area Plus, Prime Ticket, and FOX Sports (Detroit Plus, Ohio and Southwest)...match will be joined in progress at 8 p.m. on Comcast Bay Area...live blog of the match will be available at wsucougars.com.
Washington State won 2-1 in double overtime at Arizona State and 2-0 at Arizona...Tiara Pittman tied the match in the second half against the Sun Devils and Jocelyn Jeffers netted the game-winner...Pittman and Brandi Vega tallied first half goals against the Wildcats.
Washington State has won four matches on the road this season despite trailing at halftime (Hawaii, Gonzaga, Idaho, USC)...also won at Arizona State after trailing 1-0 in the second half...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).
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 88 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. 48 in the current NCAA RPI...Cougars are receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll and are fourth 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 seventh in points (19) and tied for eighth in goals (seven)...junior Brandi Vega is tied for sixth in assists (five) and tied for ninth in points (17)...redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Gurveen Clair is 25th nationally, third among freshmen, in save percentage (85.9) and is 27th nationally, second among freshmen, in goals against average (0.67).
Washington State has eight shutouts this season...Cougars have posted a 0.67 goals against average, currently the best in school history.
COUGARS IN THE PAC-12
Washington State has six Pac-12 victories this season, the most in school history during conference play...Cougars can finish anywhere from third through fifth in the conference...best-case scenario is a win and Oregon State loss (third)...worst-case scenario is a loss and California win (fifth).
ABOUT THE HUSKIES
Washington is 7-8-4, 3-5-2 Pac-12...Huskies are 4-3-2 at home and led by Sarah Martinez's seven goals, four assists and 18 points.
SERIES WITH WASHINGTON
Washington State leads 9-7-4...Cougars are 3-5-1 in Seattle...Washington State is 5-0-2 in the last-seven meetings.
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."