Cougar Soccer Hosts Seattle

Sept. 15, 2008

THIS WEEK: Washington State opens the home portion of its schedule against Seattle, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

COUGARS AT HOME: Washington State is 11-4-5 at home against nonconference opponents under head coach Matt Potter.

WSU AGAINST THE STATE: During Matt Potter's tenure, the Cougars are 5-1-1 against schools from the Evergreen State...lone loss came at No. 22 Washington (2-0), Oct. 24, 2003...Cougars are undefeated in their last six...all-time, WSU is 48-6-1 against schools from Washington (other than the Huskies' varsity) and is undefeated in its last 36...last loss was 2-1 at Central Washington, Oct. 9, 1990.

ABOUT SEATTLE: The Redhawks are 3-1-2 and have played all seven matches away from home (six road, one neutral)...Seattle is playing its first Division I season since 1980...Jamie Coe leads team with four goals and eight points.

COUGARS DEFEAT RANKED OPPONENT: Washington State beat No. 21 UC Santa Barbara 3-2, Friday, Sept 12 to snap a 10-match road losing streak against ranked teams...prior to the match, Cougars' last victory at a ranked opponents was 3-2 in overtime against No. 11 Tennessee, Sept. 2, 2005.

DALLSTREAM MOVING UP IN RECORD BOOK: Junior Kiersten Dallstream scored two goals and added an assist (five points) at No. 21 UC Santa Barbara, Sept. 12...ranks sixth all-time at WSU with 16 goals and eighth with 39 points.

VAN LEER BREAKS OUT: Junior Elysse Van Leer tallied the game-winner at No. 21 UC Santa Barbara, Sept. 12 in Washington State's 3-2 victory...second goal of the season and first game-winner of Van Leer's career...entered the season with one goal in 32 career matches.

PENALTY KICKS: Redshirt-sophomore Mallory Fox converted a penalty kick against No. 13 Illinois for the Cougars' lone goal in the match...Fox is 2-for-2 in her career on penalty kicks...scored the game-winner against Nevada in Las Vegas, Sept. 23, 2007 to give WSU a 1-0 victory.

GET YOUR NAME IN THE BOX SCORE: Sophomore Emma Stolz and freshman Ali Fenter each tallied the first goal of their collegiate career in Washington State's 2-2 double-overtime tie at James Madison, Aug. 29.

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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