Cougar Soccer Opens Spring Season
March 3, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University soccer team opened its spring competition schedule with a pair of matches at the Indoor Practice Facility, Sunday.
The Cougars tied Boise State 1-1 in a match that had two 40-minute halves before defeating Montana 2-0 in an 80-minute match broken up into three periods (30-30-20).
Washington State trailed 1-0 against the Broncos in the second half when Kayla Johnson recorded the equalizer. Korynn Blanksma served a ball to Micaela Castain who played it to Johnson. The Phoenix native beat the Boise State goalkeeper for the Cougars' first goal of the spring.
Against Montana, Washington State scored twice in the first period. The first goal started with a combination of passes in the back. Susie White, who redshirted last fall, then played a long pass to Mesa Owsley who slotted the ball into the net. The Cougars' second goal was scored by Blanksma at the top of the box after receiving a pass from Jocelyn Jeffers.
Washington State nearly added to its scoring total as Beau Bremer and Castain hit the crossbar in the second and third periods, respectively.
Goalkeeper Gurveen Clair played the entire 80 minutes against Boise State and the first period against the Grizzlies. Matisse Hemingway played the second period and Alexis Thode (one save) finished the match in net for the Cougars.
"It was great to get out and play," Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine said. "It was a good start to our season and gave us a chance to look at what we will be like without the seniors we had last season. It was nice to see our redshirts, Susie White, Matisse Hemingway and Alexis Thode get some playing time."
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