Oct. 15, 2008
THIS WEEK: Washington State hosts California (Friday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m.) and Stanford (Sunday, Oct. 19 at noon).
COUGARS NATIONALLY RANKED: Washington State is ranked nationally this week by the NSCAA (24th), and Soccer Buzz (28th)...second-straight week the Cougars have been ranked...WSU was ranked for seven weeks in 2007.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears are 9-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the Pacific-10...ranked 13th nationally by Soccer America, 15th by Soccer Times, 18th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and 20th by Soccer Buzz...Alex Morgan leads California with eight goals and 19 points...Golden Bears are 1-2-0 on the road this season with a victory over San Jose State and losses to Texas A&M and Texas.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS: California leads 11-4-3, including 4-3-1 in Pullman...series is tied 3-3-1 over the last seven seasons...Cougars have won two of the last three meeting in Pullman.
ABOUT STANFORD: The Cardinal is 12-0-1 overall and 2-0-0 in the Pacific-10...ranked second by Soccer America, Soccer Buzz, Soccer Times, and fifth by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America...Lindsay Taylor leads Stanford with 10 goals and his tied for the team lead in points at 22 with Christen Press...Cardinal has posted five-straight shutouts...Stanford has a 0.23 team goals against average yielding just three goals this season.
SERIES WITH THE CARDINAL: Stanford leads 14-2-1...Cardinal holds a 5-1-1 advantage at Washington State...Stanford has won the last three meetings in the series...Cougars victories came at home (2-1) in 1993 and on the road (1-0) in 2003.
GET YOUR NAME IN THE BOX SCORE: Sophomore Emma Stolz and freshman Ali Fenter each tallied the first goal of their respective collegiate careers in Washington State's 2-2 double-overtime tie at James Madison, Aug. 29...freshman Megan Chapin notched her first-collegiate point with an assist in the opener against Montana...Jacquelyn Roth picked up her first-collegiate point with an assist, Sept. 28 against Idaho...Tiara Pittman tallied her first-collegiate goal in a 3-1 win over Eastern Washington, Oct. 3.
THE POTTER EFFECT: Prior to Matt Potter's arrival in Pullman, the Cougars posted three-winning records in eight seasons as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference...under Potter, WSU has produced four-winning records in five seasons.
DALLSTREAM NAMED TO U-20 SQUAD: Cougar junior Kiersten Dallstream has been named to the United State Under-20 National Team that will compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile, Nov. 19-Dec. 7...Dallstream ranks sixth in Cougar history with 16 goals and seventh with 40 points.
HOME ATTENDANCE: The Cougars are averaging 596 fans at home this season...included is 712 against Gonzaga, Sept. 26, the largest crowd to witness a WSU victory at home in school history.