Cougars Open Pac-12 Play Hosting No. 9 Cal
No. 9 CALIFORNIA AT WSU
10 a.m. | Saturday | October 15, 2022
Pullman, Wash. | Gibb Pool
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COUGARS OPEN PAC-12 PLAY HOSTING No. 9 CALIFORNIA
Washington State opens Pac-12 play hosting defending conference champion and ninth-ranked California Saturday at Gibb Pool. The Cougars will compete against California for the second time this season, the first being at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational where they placed third. Cal is coming off appearances in the 2022 NCAA Championships. The Cougars are looking for their first win against Cal in program history, having dropped the previous 13 meetings.
The Cougars will have next week off before hosting No. 2 Stanford and Colorado State Oct. 28-29.
HOW TO FOLLOW
All home meets will be webstreamed through wsucougars.com during the 2022-23 season and fans can visit the swimming schedule page on wsucougars.com for the link.
LAST TIME OUT
Saturday, Dori Hathazi won the 200-fly helping Washington State finish fourth overall on the final day of the Chick-Fil-A Invitational hosted by Fresno State University. Hathazi made top 10 time in the 100 fly. Fellow freshman, Emily Lundgren swam head-to-head with UCLA's Ana Jih-Schiff and took second in the 200-yard breaststroke to earn 17 points. The Cougars 400-yard freestyle team of Noelle Harvey, Angela Di Palo, Kirsten de Goede, and Dori Hathazi placed 3rd.
KATE MOORE PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Washington State Swimming Assistant Coach Kate Moore was promoted to Associate Head Coach, Head Coach Matt Leach announced this past Summer. "I am honored and humbled to be able to work alongside such an amazing person, coach and team player in Coach Kate Moore. Kate brings excitement, knowledge and a focused recruiting expertise to help grow this family and improve every day, the right way," Leach said. "It is our honor to promote Kate Moore to Associate Head Coach and continue to build this family together. Go Cougs!"
WSU KNOCKED OFF ARIZONA FOR FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY
WSU made history last Oct. 15, posting its first win over Arizona in program history with a 131.5-129.5 victory at Gibb Pool. The Cougars entered the meet having dropped all five of the previous meetings with Wildcats before collecting seven individual victories in the conference opener. Senior Taylor McCoy led the way with a meet-best 21 points after winning the 200 back and 200 IM while five different Cougars collected wins (Chloe Larson, Lauren Burckel, Mackenzie Duarte) including a pair of freshmen, Noelle Harvey and Angela Di Palo. WSU's top 400 medley relay team finished second to clinch the win.