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WSU women's soccer headed back to NCAA Tournament, will host Northwestern

For the fifth straight season, Washington State's women's soccer team has been selected to play in the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars will host Northwestern on Saturday in Pullman.

WSU finished the season 14-5 including a 7-4 record in Pac-12 play. That was good enough to finish third in the conference and earn the Cougars a home game in the tournament. Should the Cougars win, they would advance to play either West Virginia or Duquesne, with a potential matchup against California possible later on.

The Cougars haven't had a ton of success in the tournament over the last four years, compiling a 1-4 record. That record could easily be flipped, however, with a break or two. Four of those games went to overtime with three -- including two losses -- coming in penalty kicks.

WSU will now have a chance for redemption and will get to do it at home. The Cougars finished the season 5-4 at home, but are riding a three-game home losing streak. Northwestern finished 13-5-2 on the season and fourth in the Big Ten.

Based on the NCAA Tournament bracket, the game is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT on Saturday.