Cougs Learn Much In Blue Mountain Exchange

March 7, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State soccer team finished 0-1-1 Saturday in the Blue Mountain Exchange, held in Walla Walla, Wash., Saturday. WSU tied Boise State 1-1 in the first game of the doubleheader and lost to Gonzaga 1-0 in the nightcap.

'Overall we've seen some things that are going to help us in the future,' WSU Head Coach Matt Potter said. 'It allowed us to get our feet firmly planted on the ground in a sense of understanding what's ahead of us. It was exciting to try new things and everybody was able to see minutes on the field to build upon. But overall, we saw that we had much to learn if we are to reach the goals we've set for ourselves.'

After going down 1-0 against the Broncos, the Cougars tied the game 1-1 just before halftime when Carmen Anderson finished a penalty kick opportunity. Against the Bulldogs WSU allowed an own-goal 20 minutes into the match and were unable to recover from the deficit in its second game of the day.

WSU is coming off an 8-7-4 record in 2004, including four victories over top 25 teams.

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