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WSU Concludes Nonconference at Saint Mary's

Sep 16, 2022

at SAINT MARY'S (4-1-3)
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.
Moraga, Calif. | Saint Mary's Stadium
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    I.    WSU concludes its nonconference schedule at Saint Mary's, Sunday at 1 p.m...the Cougs are 1-2-2 all-time against the Gaels
    II.    Wazzu and SMC last met August 2017 in Pullman, a 1-0 victory for WSU
    III.    With 86 career wins, Coach Todd Shulenberger is just two wins shy of tying the all-time coaching wins record at WSU (88)
    IV.    Mykiaa Minniss started her 80th career match Thursday vs UNC, moving her into sole possession of 5th all-time in career matches started at WSU
    V.    Margie Detrizio netted a brace Thursday vs UNC, her second multi-goal match of the season and the third in her career
    VI.    Detrizio is the sixth Coug to tally 3 or more multi-goal games at WSU, and the first since Carly Dobratz from 2006-09
    VII.    Detrizio, with a team-best 16 points this season, leads WSU with six goals, tied for 4th-most goals in the Pac-12 and tied for 16th in the country
    VIII.    Sophomore goalkeeper Nadia Cooper moved into a tie for 8th all-time in GK wins with her 15th career win Thursday against Northern Colorado
    IX.    The Cougs are outshooting opponents 161-41 through seven matches...WSU's average of 23.0 shots per game, ranking sixth nationally
    X.    Detrizio is tied for 3rd nationally and 1st in the Pac-12 in shots per game (4.71)
    XI.    Through five matches Wazzu has an average attendance of 1,359, including the home opener with 2,408 fans - the 4th-largest crowd in program history

Washington State concludes its nonconference schedule with a trip to Moraga, Calif., to face Saint Mary's Sunday at 1 p.m. The Gaels hold a 2-1-2 advantage in the series history. The programs last met Aug. 27, 2017 in Pullman, Wash., where the Cougs earned their first win over the Gaels, a 1-0 victory. Maddy Haro scored the game's lone goal from the penalty spot in the 28th minute.

Margie Detrizio leads the Cougs this season with 16 points. The junior forward is currently on a five-match point streak with at least one assist or goal. She is the first Coug with a 5-game point streak since Micaela Castain tallied points in 5-straight games in September of 2013. Most recently, Detrizio scored a brace in a win over Northern Colorado, tallying her second multi-goal game of the season and the third of her career. Detrizio became just the sixth Cougar in program history with three multi-goal matches in their career, and the first since Carly Dobratz from 2006-09. In the previous win over Cal Poly, Detrizio notched two assists, becoming the 40th player in program history to record a multi-assist game. Detrizio is currently tied for 4th in the Pac-12 in goals scored and tied for 16th in the country. The Chandler, Ariz., native is also leading the conference with 4.71 shots per game, also tied for 3rd nationally.

So far this season, Wazzu has scored 19 goals (2.17 per game) from 10 different Cougars, led by Margie Detrizio with six goals. The Cougs are outshooting opponents 161-41 through seven matches and the average of 23.0 shots per game ranks sixth nationally and second only to Stanford in the Pac-12. WSU is putting shots on frame at a 38.5% clip (62-of-161) and have limited opponents to just 19 total shots on target.

With her 80th career start Sunday against Cal Poly, fifth-year senior Mykiaa Minniss moved into sole possession of 5th all-time in WSU career matches started, excluding goalkeepers. Minniss has started every single match of her Cougar career. If Minniss starts all the regular-season matches this year, she would finish as WSU's all-time career starts leader with 92, besting former teammate Sydney Pulver, who finished her career with 91 starts in Crimson & Gray.

Mykiaa Minniss and Margie Detrizio have each put together a 3-game assist streak this season. Minniss recorded an assist in three-straight game from Aug. 28 vs Eastern Washington, through the Sept. 4 contest against Denver. Detrizio went on her own 3-game assist streak, between the Sept. 1 game at Seattle and the Sept. 11 victory versus Cal Poly.

Sophomore goalkeeper Nadia Cooper is no stranger to re-writing the WSU record book, this season setting her sights on the career goalkeeping lists. With the Cougs' win against Northern Colorado, Cooper moved into a tie for 8th all-time in career wins (15). Picking up her first cleansheet of the season in the home opener against Portland, Cooper earned her eighth-career shutout and pushed herself onto the WSU all-time goalkeeper shutout list (tied 10th). Cooper has spent all but 15 minutes of the 2022 season in goal, bringing her career total to 2,073 minutes in goal, 10th-most in program history.

In his eighth season, Shulenberger enters this weekend with 86 career wins, two shy of the all-time wins record held by former coach Matt Potter. Currently, Shulenberger could tie the record as early as WSU's Pac-12 opening match at Oregon State and break the record with an 89th win in Pullman against Colorado. Shulenberger also holds the second-best win percentage in program history. In his career, he has a .648 win percentage.

Senior forward Grayson Lynch hopes to continue a strong run of form from last season. She notched her third goal of the 2022 campaign, Sunday versus Cal Poly, scoring a golazo from the outside of the penalty area. It was her third-straight match with a goal, becoming the 22nd Cougar in program history with a 3-game goal streak.

Junior Jenna Studer scored the first goal of her Cougar career Sunday, Sept. 1 at Seattle, netting the game-winning goal with 47 seconds left in the game. It was Studer's second-career collegiate goal and the first game-winner of her career.

The Cougs picked up some of their highest preseason honors in program history. WSU was selected No. 19 in the TopDrawerSoccer preseason poll, matching the highest preseason ranking in team history. Wazzu was also voted No. 20 in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, tying its best-ever preseason selection in a national coaches poll.

When junior Jenna Studer transferred to Pullman, she joined her sister and fifth-year senior Sydney on the Cougar roster. The duo are one of 50 sets of sisters playing on the same team in Division-I soccer this season. The Cougs also have junior Marin Whieldon with older sister Shayna serving as the team's coordinator of operations. Wazzu is one of just 10 programs in the country with two sister pairings and the only with a staff-athlete combination.

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