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The Cougars have now made the NCAA Tournament for the second time under Todd Shulenberger

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The Washington State women’s soccer team will make their 8th appearance in the last 10 years in the NCAA Women’s Soccer tournament this weekend. The Cougar women had their last regular season game last Friday with a draw against Washington. On Monday it was announced that they will be continuing their season this weekend against Central Florida (13-1-3) on Saturday.

Head coach Todd Shulenberger has now led the Cougars to their second NCAA Tournament since taking over the program in 2015. Reaching the tournament is not a new thing to the Cougars as they have been a familiar face since 2008. They have not been a familiar face beyond the first round however as they have only made it to the second round twice in that stretch.

The Cougars finished this season with a 9-7-3 record and went 4-6-1 in conference. Wins over #14 Nebraska, #24 Utah, and most recently #2 UCLA helped their case with the committee. They held tough in other games against ranked opponents as well, falling 2-1 to then ranked #2 Stanford and #6 USC and a draw to #19 Minnesota early in the season.

Washington State will head to Florida this weekend to take on the Knights on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. PST. With a win, the Cougars would face the winner of the Tennessee-Murray State game.

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Football:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
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Aside from the whipping winds and the snow-slush mixture that accumulated on the Martin Stadium turf in last Saturday’s win over No. 21 Stanford, WSU Head Coach Mike Leach is anticipating a similar narrative when the Cougars take on the University of Utah on Saturday. The Utes (5-4, 2-4) have dropped four of their last...

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Soccer:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

Washington State, Eastern Washington advance to NCAA women’s soccer tournament | The Spokesman-Review
Looking for a little respect, the Washington State and Eastern Washington soccer teams both found some during Monday’s bracket unveiling of the NCAA College Cup.

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Heading back to where they belong, the Washington State soccer team is postseason bound after being selected for an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Monday afternoon.

Golf:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The WSU men's golf team is in 16th place after the first round of the Saint Mary's Invitational in Pebble Beach, California. The team scored a collective 302(+18), and sits one stroke behind 15th place UC Santa Barbara (301, +17).

Volleyball:

WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The Washington State University volleyball team, 14-12 overall record and 3-11 in Pac-12, returns to the friendly confines of Bohler Gym for contests against the Bay area teams.