Sept. 19, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - After three weeks on the road, the Cougar soccer team enters their home turf ready for battle. Washington State University has faired well on the road, bringing home a 4-2-0 record.
With three overtime games in only six matches, the Cougars see game conditioning as a strong point, having won two of the three, both in two overtime periods.
"We're not tired," head coach Dan Tobias said in a Tuesday press conference about all the overtime his girls have been putting in. "Actually, in the long run, it is good for us, I think the overtimes will serve us well when we get into conference play."
With trips to Utah, California and Maryland, Tobias tried to prepare his team for a grueling Pacific-10 schedule.
"The road can be tough, but I think having some success on the road is a good confidence builder when you finally do get home," Tobias said. "It is an appropriate time to have our first weekend at home with homecoming and football and volleyball in town."
The Cougs open up their home schedule Friday at 3 p.m. on Cougar Soccer Field against Gonzaga and wrap up the weekend with Portland State Sunday at 1 p.m.