Cougar Soccer Upsets No. 2 Washington 1-0 in Double Overtime
Nov. 3, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash.-- Washington State University's soccer team upset the second ranked Huskies 1-0 in a double overtime effort Friday. The Cougars (13-6-0, 5-4-0 Pac-10) are the first team in the Pac-10 to defeat Washington (17-2-0, 8-1-0 Pac-10) this season.
In front of their largest home crowd this year (707) the Cougars outshot Washington 22-13. Freshman Kim Morgan (Seattle, Wash.) knocked in the game-winner in the 112th minute of play off a cross from Liz Duncan (Richland, Wash.). The goal was Morgan's third this season and the assist was Duncan's eighth, which ties Deka DeWitt's (Auburn, Wash.) single season record set last season.
DeWitt, the only senior on the Cougar team had 11 shots on goal, a career best. Her strongest attempt came in the 72nd minute when Washington's Hope Solo tipped the ball just over the net. Solo had 12 saves in goal for the Huskies.
The Huskies best attempt came 70 minutes into play when Malia Arrant had the ball just in front of the goal line before Cougar defender Shay Hobby (Danville, Calif.) cleared it out.
'I thought from the second half on we really stifled their attack and that's a credit to the players,' head coach Dan Tobias said.
After getting outshot 7-5 in the first half, the Cougars came back to fire 11 shots at Washington in the second half to the Huskies five. In the overtime periods the Cougars outshot the Huskies 2-1 in the first and 4-0 in the second.
The win marks the Cougars fifth in the Pac-10, the best Pac-10 record in Cougar soccer history, and the 13 overall wins are just one short of the all-time win record at WSU. Washington will have an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament as the Pac-10 champions while WSU will have to wait until Sunday night's selection show at 7 p.m. PT to find out if they will earn an at-large bid. Only one other WSU soccer team has competed in the NCAA tournament, 1994's 12-7-1 squad.
'I think the committee will look at how you loose, and whether you are getting blown out,' Tobias said about the Cougar's six losses, five to ranked opponents. 'Two of our Pac-10 losses we took to double overtime and the other two were one goal games. We were 20 minutes or so away from being 7-2 or 6-3. The other good thing is that the Pac-10 conference is rated the best in the country.'