Good afternoon, Coug fans! Last night your Washington State Cougars battled out against No. 5 USC, and had their second conference double overtime draw, their third of this season.
Let’s break down the stats- first, with a little bright side! This draw broke USC’s 11 game winning streak, which was a program record. The Trojans hadn’t lost or tied since August 28th. That fact alone puts a little more pep in my step! Additionally, the Cougs are the first Pac 12 team to not allow USC to score!
This was also the second time this season that WSU didn’t score at least once. While that is a bummer for last night’s game, it’s good to remember how rare it’s been- especially against USC.
WSU wound up outshooting USC 24-19, and even more dramatically racking up 6-1 shots in overtime, but that just wasn’t enough to take down the Trojan defense. What proved especially difficult was the matchup between two sets of strong defense systems, and two equally powerful offense structures.
Here are some names from the match you should know: the first being sophomore Margie Detrizio. Detrizio made off with the first big break of the night for the Cougs at minute 1:29, take a look below!
Detrizio took 6 shots against the Trojans last night, 4 of which were on goal. She had the highest number of shots on goal in the game, between both teams.
Nadia Cooper, freshman wonder, had a great game yet again, with 5 saves.
Another cool shot by one of your favorite Cougs? Sydney Studer attempted to head the ball in after a corner kick from midfielder Jayla Land.
There were four yellow cards called during the second period, and one called in the second round of overtime, as it became obvious that both teams were eager to get a point on the board. However, despite best efforts, that didn’t happen.
Now- this next point is important: the next game against No. 8 UCLA is the last home game of the season, therefor it’s your last chance to get out and support the Cougs at home. The game is at 5:00 Pacific time! We’ve had a week, my friends, and I’d like to encourage everyone who can stay, to stick around for soccer, if you’re in Pullman this weekend. Everyone have a great Friday- Go Cougs!
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