After a year and half on the sideline, the return to action didn’t exactly go as planned for Washington State soccer.
Following up their surprise run to the College Cup semifinal, the Cougs went just 6-3-3 in the unique spring schedule earlier this year. The three losses all came in a 2 week stretch, and all came against top 25 teams. What may have hurt more than the losses, were the canceled contests. Because of COVID-19 issues, the team had four consecutive games called off in early March and never really got back on track after that.
The bad news is that WSU’s postseason streak came to an end. The good news is that the team doesn’t have to wait long to try and get back on track.
Washington State soccer, along with the Pac-12 Conference, announced the fall season schedule on Tuesday. The Cougs will get things started on August 13th with an exhibition game against Idaho at the Kibbie Dome. The official season opener will come just six days later with Arkansas State travels to Lower Soccer Field on August 19th.
WSU will play just one major conference team during their non-conference slate. That will came on September 12th with a trip to Lawrence to take on Kansas. That game will be part of a week-long, 3 city road trip that also includes games at Denver and at Northern Colorado.
Conference play starts at home when Arizona visits Pullman on September 24th. WSU will play each team once in Pac-12 play, and the schedule will wrap up with three straight games on the road against their northwest rivals. WSU will visit Oregon on October 28th, Oregon State on Halloween afternoon and Washington on November 5th.
Ultimately, of course, the goal is to return to the NCAA Tournament and the College Cup in San Jose on December 3rd.
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