Cougar Soccer Faces Illinois and West Virginia in Tennessee

Sept. 3, 2008

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THIS WEEK: Washington State travels to Knoxville, Tenn., to participate in the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic...Cougars play Illinois, Friday, Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific and West Virginia, Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific.

COUGARS IN KNOXVILLE: Washington State is making its second trip in school history to Knoxville, Tenn...Cougars knocked off 11th-ranked Tennessee 3-2 in overtime, Sept. 2, 2005...Carmen Anderson converted on a penalty kick in the 84th minute and Jennie Kunc forced the extra session with a tally in the 86th minute...Megan Hyte scored the game-winner to enable WSU to equal its highest-ranked opponent defeated on the road.

ABOUT ILLINOIS: Illinois is 3-0-0 with wins at Missouri (2-1), and at home against Iowa State (3-1) and Dayton (1-0)...ranked in all four polls including Soccer Buzz (11th), Soccer America (13th), NSCAA (15th), and Soccer Times (preseason 22nd)...Chichi Nweke leads the Illini with two goals, two assists, and six points.

ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia is 2-1-0...defeated Towson (3-0) in season opener at home...lost to then-No. 21 Santa Clara (2-1, 2OT) and beat Loyola Marymount 1-0 at Notre Dame...ranked by Soccer Times (preseason 11th), NSCAA (13th), Soccer Buzz (14th), and Soccer America (15th)...Megan Mischler leads the Mountaineers with two goals and four points.

WSU RANKED IN WEST: Washington State is tied for eighth in the NSCAA and is 13th in the Soccer Buzz West Region rankings.

WASHINGTON STATE AGAINST THE BIG TEN: The Cougars are 2-3-1 all-time against current members of the Big Ten...WSU lost to Minnesota on the road in 1997 and at home in 1998 and defeated the Golden Gophers in Missoula, Mont., during the 2002 season...Cougars defeated Wisconsin in 1994 and tied the Badgers in 1995 on the road and lost at home in 1996.

COUGARS AGAINST THE BIG EAST: Washington State is 4-0-0 all-time against current members of the Big East Conference...Cougars defeated Connecticut and Providence in Pleasanton, Calif., in 1994 and knocked off Louisville on the road in 1997 and at home in 1999.

BACK-TO-BACK QUALITY STARTS: Washington State is undefeated (1-0-2) through three matches in back-to-back seasons for the second time in school history...Cougars were 2-0-1 last season...WSU began the 1990 and 1991 campaigns with three-straight victories.

THE POTTER EFFECT: Prior to Matt Potter's arrival in Pullman, the Cougars posted three winning records in eight seasons as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference...under Potter, WSU has produced four winning records in five seasons.

DALLSTREAM NAMED TO U-20 SQUAD: Cougar junior Kiersten Dallstream has been named to the United State Under-20 National Team that will compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile, Nov. 19-Dec. 7.

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