A second half strike by Makamae Gomera-Stevens sent the Cougs into the second round.
Football and the NFL runs deep through the veins of WSU's soccer team.
The Cougs signed eight players during the early signing period beginning Nov. 13.
It's win or go home as the Cougs host No. 14 Memphis Friday to kick-off the NCAA Tournament.
Senior Morgan Weaver led the way with her fourth all-conference award.
The Cougs will host the Tigers of Memphis Friday, Nov. 15 at Lower Soccer Field at 5 p.m.