Oct. 5, 2011
Washington State (8-4-1, 2-1-0 Pac-12) hosts Utah and Colorado in a pair of conference matches...Cougars and Utes play Friday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m...Washington State and Colorado tangle at noon, Sunday, Oct. 9...match against the Buffaloes is part of the Cougs Wave Pink campaign...Washington State will wear pink jerseys as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month...jerseys are available for purchase by contacting Craig Lawson at 509-335-0265 or email@example.com.
The Cougars lost 1-0 to No. 1 Stanford on a goal in the 86th minute...rebounded with a 2-0 victory over then-No. 21 California...junior Brandi Vega and freshman Nicole Setterlund each notched a goal in the second half against the Golden Bears...first-career goal for Setterlund.
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).
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Matt Potter
Currently in his ninth season, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter has amassed a school-record 84 victories...only Washington State mentor to guide the program to back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances (2008 and 2009).
ABOUT THE UTES
Utah is 7-4-1, 3-0-0 Pac-12...won five-straight matches...tied for sixth in the NSCAA Pacific Region rankings...Erin Dalley is the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week.
SERIES WITH UTAH
The Utes lead 4-2-1...teams are 1-1-1 in Pullman...last season, Tiara Pittman's goal in the 74th minute gave Washington State a 1-0 victory at home.
ABOUT THE BUFFALOES
Colorado is 3-6-2, 0-2-1 Pac-12...one common opponent with the Cougars, Wyoming (Colorado lost, Washington State won).
SERIES WITH COLORADO
The Buffaloes won 2-1 in overtime last season at Gonzaga...first meeting between the schools.
COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS
Washington State is No. 39 in the current NCAA RPI...Cougars are receiving votes in the Soccer Times and NSCAA polls...in the Soccer Times poll, Washington State is the first team receiving votes and is one point shy of the top 25...ranked fourth in the Pacific Region by the NSCAA...in the Pac-12, junior Brandi Vega is tied for second with five assists and tied for eighth with 11 points...her two assists in conference matches are tied for first along with sophomore Delaney Zalud...redshirt-freshman Gurveen Clair is tied for third with 54 saves...sophomore Eileen Maes is tied for eighth with four goals...freshman Jocelyn Jeffers is tied for ninth with three assists.
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."
WASHINGTON STATE ON TELEVISION
The Cougars visit Washington in the regular season's final match for both schools, Thursday, Nov. 3...match will be televised by Fox Sports Channel as the NSCAA Game of the Week.