Soccer Hosts Oregon State, Oregon In Final Home Matches Of 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

This Week: Washington State (8-7-2, 1-4-1 Pac-10) plays its final home matches of the season, hosting Oregon State and Oregon...Cougars take on Oregon State (9-5-2, 2-2-1 Pac-10) Friday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m....WSU faces Oregon (8-6-1, 0-5-0 Pac-10) Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon...WSU fell to the Beavers 1-0 in the 2004 match and have 6-5-3 record overall against OSU...Cougars have a 5-2-2 overall record against the Ducks...2004 match resulted in a 1-1 double-overtime tie.

Last Week: Washington State traveled to Los Angeles facing USC and No. 4 UCLA...Cougars fell to USC 2-0 Friday, Oct. 21...Washington State battled fourth-ranked UCLA to a 0-0 double-overtime tie... Katie Hultin had 10 saves in the match, including four saves in overtime play to keep the Cougars alive...match marked Hultin's fourth shutout of the season and the 18th of her career, tying her for first on the Cougar career shutout list.

Scouting the Beavers: Washington State faces Oregon State (9-5-1, 2-2-1 Pac-10) Friday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m...Beavers recorded a 4-2 win over Oregon in the rival's 'civil war' game Oct. 21...OSU returns 13 letterwinners and eight starters from a 2004 squad that had 10-9-1 record overall and a 4-4-1 record in Pac-10 play...Head Coach Steve Fennah enters his eighth year at Oregon State and has a 56-73-11 overall record with the Beavers ...OSU is led by sophomore Jodie Taylor and junior Melissa Onstad...Taylor was named 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, earning All-Pac-10 first team honors for her 15 goal, two assist performance...Taylor has 10 goals and five assist this season...Onstad had eight shutouts in 2004 and ranks first on OSU record book with a 1.12 career goals against average...Onstad has recored six shutouts and owns a 1.02 goals against average on 2005.

Scouting the Ducks: The Cougars take on Oregon (8-6-1, 0-5-0 Pac-10) Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon...Ducks come off 4-2 loss to Oregon State Oct. 21...Oregon had a 3-13-3 overall record and 0-7-2 record in Pac-10 play in 2004...Head Coach Tara Erickson enters her first season with the Ducks...Erickson has a career record of 29-38-10 in four seasons as a head coach...Ducks return 14 letterwinners and eights starters including seniors Nicole Garbin and Caitlin Gamble...Garbin has nine goals and one assist this season after missing 2004 with a knee injury...2003 season saw her lead the Ducks in assists, shots, points and shots on goal...Gamble has four goals and one assist in 2005 after missing most of 2004 due to injury.

Overtime Cougars: Washington State downed No. 19 Arizona 2-1 Oct. 16 in double overtime marking the third overtime win of 2005...Cougars are 3-1-1 in overtime games this season...WSU outlasted Idaho in 1-0 overtime victory Aug. 28...Cougars upset then 20th ranked Tennessee 3-2 Sept. 20 in first overtime period...Washington State battled then 20th ranked Cal Poly to a 1-1 tie Sept. 23...WSU earned 0-0 tie with No. 4 UCLA Oct. 23...Cougars are 3-2-7 overall in overtime matches under head coach Matt Potter.

Cougars vs. The Pac-10: Washington State has complied a 29-54-9 overall record in ten seasons of Pac-10 Cougar conference finish was third in 2002...WSU had a 3-4-2 record in the Pac-10 last season and finished eighth overall...Nine Pac-10 teams have winning records in 2005...three teams are currently ranked in the NSCAA poll and seven teams have received votes in polls this season.

Defending Cougarland: Washington State is 72-47-10 overall when playing at Lower Soccer Field...Cougars went 4-2-3 overall at home last season and boasted a 4-1-2 record when hosting ranked opponents...head coach Matt Potter has accumulated a 11-7-4 record at Lower Soccer Field...last home match was a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 19 Arizona Oct. 16, 2005...Cougars have a one-game winning streak at home.

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