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We’ll get Stanford next year.

PULLMAN, WA - September 5: Washington State women’s soccer team defeat Hawaii 7-0 at Lower Soccer Field Jack Ellis/CougCenter

Good afternoon, Coug fans!

Your Washington State Cougars soccer couldn’t hold Stanford last night, and took their first conference loss in stride with a final score of 0-1.

Stanford scored 29 minutes into the first period, and the rest was history. However, the game remained well fought, since we know the Coug offense isn’t keen on giving up too easily. Let’s take a look at some key points!

Stanford outshot WSU in the first period with a nail biting six vs five, and evened out in the second period- each team taking five shots. Across the board, the box score stats are neck in neck. Stanford accumulates a game total of eight fouls, as does WSU. WSU makes two saves per period, Stanford nabs one in the first period and three in the second.

Stanford did take more corner kicks, adding three more than Washington State during the second period.

This was the first goal scored against freshman Nadia Cooper, which is still an incredible stat for the new goalie. She holds the program record for most consecutive shutout minutes at a whopping 523.56. That is a little over eight and a half hours, to put it in a more digestible format.

On the bright side- dynamic duo Grayson Lynch and Sydney Studer both had great games, as they each grabbed a shot on goal. Lynch was responsible for the most shots out of WSU, taking three this game. Alyssa Gray and Elaily Hernandes-Repreza were responsible for the other two shots on goal this game.

Now- if you look at the last game the Cougs lost (against Seattle U, also at home), that game was around this time last month. So in theory, with that pattern, we’re only losing once a month! I am incredibly optimistic about those odds.

Overall, soccer continues to thrive, despite last nights turn of events. And Sunday, the Cougs take on Cal- ideally setting up for a similar result as football. Man, it feels nice to type that sentence again! That game takes place on Sunday at 1, so set your post-football game alarm and get ready to root on your favorite soccer team!

Links

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