The Washington State Cougars soccer team started its year off with a bang on Thursday, drubbing the Seattle Redhawks 4-0 on the road.
The performance by the No. 15 Cougars was so dominant that they had more goals than the Redhawks even had shots (three) — and only one Seattle U. shot even found its way on target.
Four different Cougs scored, including Morgan Weaver’s 29th of her career on a penalty kick, but it was Elyse Bennett who led the way. Bennett returned from a season-ending injury in 2018 to score a goal and also nab an assist.
HIGHLIGHT | @elyse_bennett99 back and better than ever. Skying for the second of the game#GoCougs pic.twitter.com/ptuk4FvPmr— Washington State Soccer (@WSUCougarSoccer) August 23, 2019
Brianna Alger assisted on each of the first two goals.
Another returner from season-ending injury — WSU had a lot of them last year — is goalkeeper Ella Dederick, who received a medical hardship waiver to play one more season in Crimson and Gray. She picked up her 21st career shutout.
The Cougars return home for their second game, which will take place on Cougar Football Saturday Eve at 7 p.m. If you’re heading over for the football game, why not see if you can get out of town early enough to catch a little soccer?
Aerial Attack Dominates the Night - Washington State University Athletics
SEATTLE – Picking up where it left off from a season ago the Washington State soccer team ran away with its season-opening contest at Seattle U, 4-0, Thursday night in Seattle. The Cougars saw four different players strike the back of the net on the night while allowing just three total shots to the host Redhawks.
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