Good afternoon, Coug fans! It’s been raining cats and dogs over here in Chicago, so I hope wherever you are you’re having better weather.
The sun (metaphorically) came out for your Washington State Cougars soccer last night as they secured a win against the University of Oregon Ducks.
For the first 88 minutes of play, it was looking like the Cougs were geared up to settle for another tie, until an opportunity after a corner kick landed in the Ducks goal, courtesy of Elyse Bennett! Take a look at the shot below.
It was only a matter of time. The Cougs' leader nets her 10th goal of the year and with it has the Cougs' minutes away from the win#GoCougs— Washington State Soccer (@WSUCougarSoccer) October 29, 2021
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This was an important game for the Cougs, as they remain undefeated on the road, and inch closer and closer to a tangible shot at postseason opportunities.
Across the board, the Coug offense was incredibly aggressive, outshooting Oregon 21-9, and went 7-2 with shots on goal. The Ducks goal keeper Leah Freeman secured 6 saves total, compared to Nadia Cooper’s 2. Cooper’s lower saves are due to the constant stream of Coug pressure, making it difficult if not nearly impossible for the Ducks to take a crack at Cooper.
Oregons Ally Cook was responsible for 4 of the shots, along with Chardonnay Curran, who put up 3. The Ducks only two shots on goal came from Zoe Hasenauer and Jordan Wormdahl, below is Nadia Cooper’s save against Hasenauer in the second half!
67' | Ducks with their first real chance of the night but the reigning goalkeeper of the week is there to turn it away#GoCougs— Washington State Soccer (@WSUCougarSoccer) October 29, 2021
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We also have some postgame footage of our favorite soccer coach Todd Shulenberger below!
Hear from head coach @TShulenberger after the Cougs' big win in Eugene#GoCougs pic.twitter.com/HgAtFGkFtT— Washington State Soccer (@WSUCougarSoccer) October 29, 2021
Overall it was another great nail biting game of Coug soccer! Next up is a spooky Sunday for the Cougs against Oregon State in Corvallis at 12:00 PST on Pac-12 Networks, and then the Apple Cup on November 5th. How are we already almost done with regular season soccer? I can’t believe it! Time flies when you’re having fun. Don’t forget to check out the game before you trick or treat on Sunday, Go Cougs!
Bennett comes up clutch - Washington State University Athletics
A night of near misses and frustration turned into a night of pure bliss for Washington State (11-2-4, 5-1-3) as an 88' header by star striker Elyse Bennett secured an important Pac-12 road win for the Cougs, 1-0, over Oregon (9-3-5, 4-3-2) Thursday night at Pape Field.
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