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Leave No Doubt

Nov 5, 2021

In Case You Missed It
SEATTLE – Leaving no doubt who was runs the soccer world in the state of Washington, No. 18 Washington State (13-2-4, 7-1-3) dominated Washington (6-8-4, 4-4-3), 4-2, Friday night in Seattle to claim the 2021 Boeing Apple Cup Series. The Cougs would match their biggest win on the road in the rivalry series after scoring three second half goals to bury the Huskies and make a statement to the committee ahead of Monday's selection show. The Cougs would net their first goal of the game in the 31' on a stellar finish by Grayson Lynch from the deep angle inside the 18. Streaking down the right side, Lynch would loft a ball across the frame of goal and off the far post, banking in the shot and putting the first tally on the board. UW would draw even just three minutes later when a mistake by the Cougs on a Husky corner resulted in an own goal equalizer.
Undeterred by their own mistake, the Cougs put on a clinic in the final 45 and poured it on beginning with an absolute banger from Alyssa Gray. Taking a deflection well outside the scoring area, the young striker from Gig Harbor drilled a rocket from well over 30 yards out to the far corner to put the Cougs ahead and open the flood gates. In the 62' it was another shot from Gray that squirted away from Olivia Sekany in goal for the Huskies, falling loose just in front of the line for Sydney Pulver to clean up. Cruising and looking for more the Cougs would strike a fourth time in the 68' when the pair of Sydney Studer and Margie Detrizio linked up once again. The duo came up big with the match-winner a few days prior in Corvallis as the Cougs defeated Oregon State in overtime. This time, it again was Studer who started the play just outside her own 18, carrying the ball nearly 80 yards before dropping it off to Detrizio on the rightside who then took a touch and laced a low liner off the turf to the far post. From there it was just a matter of watching the clock tick down as the Huskies would get a late throw away goal in the 76' but the celebration would be on for the Cougs in Seattle.

Stat of the Match
Alyssa Gray came up with a goal and an assist (the match-winner) to lead the Cougs to the win. It was the second time on the year the sophomore has recorded a goal and an assist in a single match.
The Moments That Made The Match

Things You Need To Know

  • The 4 goals tied for the most scored in Boeing Apple Cup Series history tying the 4 scored by both teams in a 4-4 (2OT) draw Oct. 3, 1993
    • The 4 goals were the most scored by the Cougs in Seattle against UW, one better than the 3-1 win the Cougs posted in 2015.
    • The 4 goals scored were the most in a Pac-12 game since posting 4 in back-to-back games against Utah and Colorado in 2019.
  • At the time of the recap, WSU is in line to finish the season in third place, just behind back-to-back champion UCLA and USC as the Bruins were in line to upset the Trojans to claim the title on the final day of the regular season in LA.
    • The third place finish ties for the highest finish in the Pac-12 under coach Shulenberger and ties for the second-best finish only falling short of the second place finish in 2013.
  • WSU picked up its first win in Seattle since 2015 and ran its record to 6-7-3 on the road against UW
  • The Cougs ran their record against their biggest rivals in the state of Washington to 71-15-9 all-time having outscored Gonzaga, Seattle, Washington, 183-52
  • The Cougs finished Pac-12 play 7-1-3 matching 2013 and 2015 for the most wins in conference play while their .773 winning percentage was the best of all-time, the first team to break .700 in program history
  • The Cougs finished the regular season with 13 wins, one shy of the program record for wins in the regular season.
  • Margie Detrizio scored for the third time in the last two games while Sydney Pulver netted her second goal in as many games.
    • Detrizio ran her season total to four goals while Pulver netted her fifth goal of the season.
    • The Detrizio goal was set up by Sydney Studer for the second-straight game.
  • Grayson Lynch found the back of the net for the seventh time on the year and first time since scoring the game winner at Utah, Sept. 30.
    • Lynch has scored six of her seven goals on the road in 2021.
  • Alyssa Gray came up with a goal and an assist in the contest, the first Coug with a goal and an assist in a match since Elyse Bennett and Grayson Lynch against Hawai'i, Sept. 5.
    • Gray's goal was her fifth of the season and first since at Colorado Oct. 3.
  • WSU will find out its draw in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, Monday, Nov. 8 during the live selection show which begins at 1:30 pm