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WSU women's soccer off to undefeated start

Cougar soccer and volleyball are both three games into their season after an action packed weekend

WSU Athletic Communications

It's not just game week for the football team -- WSU's cross country, volleyball and soccer teams will all be competing in the coming days.

Women's soccer, one of WSU's most successful programs in the last three years, is already off to a 3-0-0 start and will take on Montana in Missoula Friday. In their last game, Sunday Aug. 30, the Cougs snagged a road win against Boise State, 2-1. It was the third win for redshirt freshman goalie Ellie Dedrick who made two saves in the win.

In the Cougs first game of the season they got revenge on Seattle U, in the form of a 3-1 win. The Redhawks ended WSU's season last year in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

In the Aug. 25 NSCAA women's soccer poll, WSU was not ranked but received 22 votes. Don't be surprised to see the soccer team be the most successful of the fall athletic programs once again. They won't play a ranked opponent in nonconference play and running the table until Pac-12 play isn't out of the question.

The volleyball team started its season Aug. 28 at the Radford Highlander Invitational. The Cougars fell in their first match to host Radford but rebounded in their next two games, defeating Elon and East Tennessee State. This is not a resounding start for a squad that is still a work in progress, coming off a season where the Cougs won one conference match.

Head coach Jen Greeny and her staff welcome a highly touted group of freshmen this season. The class of seven was ranked 21st by and brings talent to a program that struggled last year.

The volleyball team will play in Moscow Friday, as they partake in the Idaho Invitational. They'll play UC Irvine Friday and Seattle U and Idaho Saturday.

The cross country teams start their season Tuesday in Colfax at the Clash of the Inland Northwest. Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Whitworth and Lewis-Clark State will compete in the races that will take place at the Colfax Golf Club.