Sept. 17, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. -The Washington State women's soccer team improved its record to 5-2-1 Sunday as the Cougars shut out Idaho 2-1 at Lower Soccer Field. The win marks WSU's third consecutive victory.
"Getting three wins back-to back is no easy feat," said head coach Matt Potter. "Every game is a battle and we've got to be prepared for each situation. Overall, I was very pleased today. We were able to play a lot of people and show again the depth we have on our bench. All in all, a very positive and day and a very positive weekend."
Washington State's Kim Bonnes tallied her second game-winning goal is as many matches when she put the Cougars on the scoreboard in the sixth minute. Bonnes sent a header to the left corner of the goal beating Vandals keeper Michelle Jordan. Elysse Van Leer earned an assist on the play.
"I'm delighted for Kim," Potter continued. "She worked very hard over the summer to prepare for the fall and she's getting her just reward. She's leading our front line in many ways whether it's in work ethic or on the score sheet."
The Cougars put the game away 10 minutes later as Carly Dobratz touched in the deflection of her own shot at the 15:38 mark to notch her second goal of the season.
The Cougars controlled possession for much of the match and recorded 10 shots to Idaho's five. Dobratz paced the Washington State offense with three shots with Van Leer adding two. Cougar keeper Amber Wittmers earned her the second shut out of the season recording two saves in the match.
Washington State wraps up its non-conference schedule with a trip to Seattle and the Pac-10/Mountain West Challenge Tournament hosted by Washington. The Cougars take on New Mexico Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. and BYU Friday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m.