Washington State soccer (9-4-1, 3-2-1 Pac-12) makes its final road trip of the regular season, traveling to California for a pair of conference matches...first, the Cougars will face Stanford in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Oct 18 at 7:30 p.m...the match will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks...Sunday, Oct. 21, WSU will take on California in Berkeley, Calif., at noon...live stats for both matches will be available at wsucougars.com.
Washington State defeated USC 4-0 at Lower Soccer Field...Cougars wore pink jerseys in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month...WSU recorded its seventh shutout this season...Beau Bremer, Rachael Doyle, Brandi Vega, and team scoring leader Micaela Castain each scored a goal for WSU...goalkeeper Ariana Byrd tallied four saves in the match and improved to 4-0-0 this season.
WASHINGTON STATE HEAD COACH Keidane McAlpine
Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine is in his first year as head coach at Washington State, and his sixth year overall as a head coach...McAlpine is 9-4-1 in Pullman and 49-52-12 overall.
COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS
Washington State is No. 7 in the NSCAA Pacific Region poll...is No. 47 in the current NCAA RPI.
The Cardinal is 12-1-1 overall and 6-0-0 in Pac-12 play...is currently No. 2 in the NSCAA rankings...won 37-straight matches against Pac-12 teams...outscored its opponents 39-9 to-date this season...outshot its rivals 258-123...averaging 2.79 goals per game...six different players have scored four or more goals this season.
SERIES WITH THE CARDINAL
Stanford leads 18-2-1 all-time, including a record of 10-1-0 when playing in Stanford...last year No. 1 Stanford defeated the Cougars by a 1-0 margin thanks to a header in the 86th minute by Cardinal Lindsay Taylor.
The Golden Bears are 12-3-0 on the season and are 5-1-0 in Pac-12 play...ranked 25th in the NSCAA Top 25...have outscored their opponents 37-14 so far this season...have outshot their adversaries 260-137...freshman forward Ifeoma Onumonu is their leading scorer, tallying eight total goals.
SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS
California leads 12-7-3 all-time, including a mark of 7-1-2 in Berkeley...last year the Cougars upset No. 21 California 2-0 in Pullman...Brandi Vega and Nicole Setterlund registered the two goals for Washington State.
WASHINGTON STATE IN THE STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Junior Micaela Castain and senior Brandi Vega continue to rank among the statistical leaders in the Pac-12 Conference...Castain is ranked second in in goals (9) and goals per game (0.64)...is tied for second in game-winning goals (4)...is ranked fourth in points (19) and in points per game (1.36)...Vega is ranked sixth in points (16) and points per game (1.14)...is tied for seventh in assists (4)...is tied for eighth in goals (6), goals per game (0.43) and assists per game (0.29)...is ninth in shots per game (2.93)...and is 10th in shots (41).
COUGAR ATHLETICS ON THE WEB
Connect with Washington State University Athletics on the web at wsucougars.com, the official website of Cougar Athletics, and on Twitter (twitter.com/WSUCougars_com), Facebook (facebook.com/WSUCougarAthletics) and YouTube (youtube.com/WSUCougarAthletics) during the 2012 season...Washington State soccer fans can view videos about the program, coaches and student-athletes by visiting http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCCF365A1F90588EA...soccer's gameday central page can be accessed at http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/gameday.html.