This Week In Cougar Athletics History
Sept. 2, 2002
The Washington State soccer team began what would become an NCAA Tournament season on a strong note by trouncing Big Sky powerhouse Montana 8-1 in the final match of the Diadora Cup.
The Cougars scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the contest, two of them coming off assists by junior midfielder Kim Morgan. Freshman Alix Rustrum scored first at the 5:25 mark. It was one of two goals of the day by the Wilsonville, Ore., native, who also added an assist on WSU's final goal of the match.
Rustrum was one of three players with two goals on the day, with Rodrick and junior transfer Nicole Wilcox also having multiple-goal matches. Senior Katrina Stroh and sophomore Christie Spear provided the rest of the scoring for WSU.
Sept. 3, 1988
In the season opener for the Cougars, Steve Broussard rushed for 173 yards and scored twice, and Rich Swinton added 116 yards on the ground to lead Washington State to a 44-7 trouncing of Illinois at Champaign.
While Broussard and Swinton controlled the ground, Timm Rosenbach took to the air, completing 21 of 29 passes for 228 yards.
Broussard gained 110 rushing yards in the first quarter alone and had 137 yards by halftime. Swinton took over the second half, gaining 85 yards in the third quarter.
The Cougars gained 601 yards in total offense and amassed a school record 34 first downs. WSU scoring drives covered 93, 63, 74, 76, 87, and 80 yards.
The win was the first for the Cougars in what would become an Aloha Bowl championship season.
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