Cougars Take On Wake Forest and Duke In Adidas Wake Forest Tournament
Sept. 9, 2003
Washington State will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to play in the Adidas Wake Forest Tournament this weekend...the Cougars begin play Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. against host team Wake Forest...WSU will finish up the tournament facing No.10 Duke on Sunday, Sept 14 at 11:30 a.m.
'We are looking forward to renewing our PAC 10 -ACC rivalry. To play two more distinguished programs, Wake Forest and Duke is a challenge we are looking forward to,' head coach Matt Potter said.'Both schools have had some good results so far this season. We will have to be at our best in order to come away from the East coast with positive results. We are looking to take what we have learned thus far, especially from playing other ACC teams, and build on our home result against Montana. Without a doubt it is nice to go away with our first win under our belts.'
Last Week's Summary: The Cougars are heading into this weekends' play with their first win, goal and shut out of the season under their belts...Washington State split at home this past weekend, losing to Cal Poly 1-0 and beating Montana 4-0.Despite out shooting the Mustangs 13-8, the Cougars lost to Cal Poly 1-0 Friday, Sept. 5 at Lower Soccer Field...the Cougs were better than the Mustangs in every category except for scoring...WSU forced Mustang goalkeeper Liz Hill to make six saves in the game, compared to WSU keeper Katie Hultin's four...Cal Poly recorded no corner kick attempts, while WSU had seven...the Mustangs committed 19 fouls compared to the Cougs four....in the fifty fourth minute Mustang freshman forward Kelsey Carroll scored her second career goal on the Cougs...Washington State picked up the pressure forcing four saves by the Mustang keeper...12 of Cal Poly's 19 fouls came after the goal...as things heated up late in the second half WSU senior forward Shelby Brownfield and Cal Poly's Becky Clark got into an altercation that led to both players receiving yellow cards...one minute later Mustang midfielder Keala Meyer was also yellow carded for clipping a Cougar player from behind...Carroll's goal was all it took to leave the Cougars 0-3 and the Mustangs 3-0.
Head coach Matt Potter recorded the first victory of his Washington State career Sunday, Sept. 7 against Montana in front of a home crowd of 362...four different players scored for the Cougs...while redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Katie Hultin earned the first shut-out of her career, making five saves in the match...senior forward Rachel Rodrick scored the first WSU goal at the 15:06 mark off of a rip from the 18 yard line...WSU defender Megan Cecchini made a 38 yard free kick into the right-side netting to record the Cougs second goal...early in the second half sophomore Haley Miller received a cross from junior Sara Silver-Hill and finished it 10 yards from the goal...Grizzly forward Jamie Rizzuto missed a penalty kick opportunity wide...the penalty kick stemmed from a foul called on WSU defender Mariette Boyce...Nicole Wicox recorded seven shots in the match, finishing one...Wilcox received a thru ball from Rodrick, beat Montana goalkeeper Sarah Breaseth and dribbled the ball into the net...with exception of injured players every field player for Washington State saw action against Montana.
Scouting the Deamon Deacons: Wake Forest is currently ranked No. 10 in the Southeast region according to the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America)...the Deamon Deacons are 1-1-1 going into a match against Davidson today, Tuesday, Sept. 9...the Deices tied their first game against No. 8 Connecticut, taking the game into double overtime, resulting in a 0-0 score...No. 6 Notre Dame handed Wake Forest their first loss 3-0 with all three goals being scored in the second half...Wake Forest beat Liberty 5-0 with a pair of goals from both, freshmen Elizabeth Remy and Taylor Tombs...the Deacs have a 1.55 goals/game and 13.7 shots/game average to date. :
Scouting the Blue Devils: No.10 Duke is ranked No.3 in the Southeast regionat sitting 3-0-1 coming into the Adidas Wake Forest Tournament...the Blue Devils started their season with a 6-0 win over Campbell...they then went on to beat No. 4/5 Texas 3-2...they took No.24 Kentucky into double overtime with a final result in a 2-2 tie...sophomore forward Carolyn Riggs leads the teams in points with nine...Riggs was the ACC Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 1...she cumulated seven points in two games against Campbell and No. 4/5 Texas...sophomore defender Kate Seibert is second on the team in points with six.Adidas Wake Forest Tournament Live: Host team Wake Forest will have a tournament link to their website that will provide updated tournament information...the link can be found at http://wakeforestsports.ocsn.com.
Mariette Boyce WSU Pac-10 player of the week nominee: Senior defender Mariette Boyce was nominated as Washington State's Pac-10 player of the week...Boyce suffered a laceration to her right eyebrow in the match against Cal Poly which forced her to leave the game...she received 10 stitches and had a bruised eye...despite the cut, Boyce played a very aggressive and solid game against Montana ... she made several crucial saves as the last defender, preventing possible one on one situations...Boyce is a three-time letter winner, starting 60 matches in her WSU career...she earned Pac-10 All-Academic second team honors in 2001 and 2002.
WSU Starters Out With Injuries: The list of Washington State starters is growing...sophomore starting defender Carmen Anderson suffered a ankle sprain in the Montana match and had to leave the game...she is expected out for three weeks...senior goalkeeper Sara Leibowitz underwent surgery to her fourth metacarpal Tues, Sept 1...she is expected out for another four to five weeks...senior starting midfielder Kim Morgan's condition is still questionable...she suffered a knee sprain against North Carolina...sophomore forward Alix Rustrum who started 14 matches last year is expected to travel this weekend after coming into the season with a ankle injury.