Cougar Soccer Travels to the Desert

Oct. 14, 2009

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THIS WEEK: The Washington State women's soccer team is back in Pacific-10 Conference action this week at Arizona State and Arizona...Cougars battle Sun Devils at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16 and take on the Wildcats at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18.

MATCH COVERAGE: WSU fans can view live stats and audio of both matches at

COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS: Washington State was No. 22 in the in the first NCAA Rating Power Index of the season (released Oct. 5)...nine Pacific-10 Conference teams are in the top 40, most of any conference...Cougars are No. 24 in the current Soccer Times poll...fifth in the National Collegiate Soccer Coaches Association Pacific Region...receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: Washington State is 13th nationally in goals per match (2.67), 43rd in shutout percentage (.500) and 44th in winning percentage (.708)...Kiersten Dallstream is 12th nationally in points per match (2.17) and 13th in goals per match (0.92)...Jaquelyn Roth is 26th in assist per match (0.50)...Meghan Berlingo is 52nd in goals against average (0.76) Pac-10 rankings, Dallstream is third in points (26), and points per match, tied for third in goals (11) and goals per match, tied for seventh in shots (45), tied for eighth in shots per match (3.75) and tied for 10th in assists (4) and assists per match (0.33)...Roth is tied for third in assists (6) and assists per match...Elysse Van Leer is tied for 10th in assists (4) and assists per match (0.33)...Brandi Vegas is tied for fourth in GW goals (3).

ARIZONA CONNECTION: The Washington State roster consists of 11 student-athletes returning to their home state of Arizona this week...the Arizona natives have combined for 19 goals, 18 assists and 56 points this season.

ABOUT ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils are 7-3-2, 0-2-0 in the Pac-10...Arizona State is 5-0-1 at home this season and Friday's match against the Cougars is its conference home opener...Sun Devils are fourth in the NSCAA Pacific Region poll and No. 24 nationally...receiving votes in the Soccer Times national poll...Karin Volpe and Alexandra Elston both lead the team with four goals, three assists and 11 points.

SERIES WITH THE SUN DEVILS: Arizona State leads 10-4-0...Cougars and Sun Devils have split six matches all-time in Tempe...Arizona State has won the last two meetings at home (2004 and 2007)...WSU won 1-0 in double overtime at home last season to snap a six-match losing streak in the series.

ABOUT ARIZONA: The Wildcats are 3-9-1, 0-2-0 in the Pac-10...Arizona is 1-5-0 at home...hosts Washington, Friday...Renae Cuellar leads the team with six goals and 12 points...Leila Amini and Jasmine Namdar are tied with a team-best three assists.

SERIES WITH THE WILDCATS: The Cougars lead 10-3-1...Washington State has won four straight, including a 3-1 victory in Tucson (2007), the last time the teams met in Arizona...Cougars own a 4-1-1 series advantage in matches played in Tucson.

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