The WSU soccer team charged into the second round of the NCAA tournament last week with a 5-1 drubbing of Montana, but the Cougars now face what will be their stiffest tournament challenge in ... well, maybe ever: The No. 1 seed Georgetown Hoyas, who are undefeated and the second-ranked team in the country.
Kickoff is at 10:30 a.m. PT and can be watched via Georgetown’s live stream.
There are reasons to like the Cougs’ chances, though. First, WSU played the No. 1 ranked team, Stanford, to a 1-1 draw in the penultimate regular season game. It was just the second draw of the season for the Cardinal, who finished the season without a loss.
Of course, that game was in Pullman. This game is not. But fortune might actually be smiling on the Cougars: Rather than playing on the Hoyas’ home field, the game has been moved to George Washington University because of poor field conditions at Georgetown.
Additionally, the Cougars are no strangers to traveling across the country and pulling off a stunner — last season, they traveled to Orlando, Fla., and knocked off No. 2 seed UCF on the Golden Knights’ home field.
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WSU Athletics Links
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The Washington State swim team will travel to Houston, Texas to compete in the Phill Hansel Invitational hosted by the University of Houston Nov. 16-18. Live results will be posted on uhcougars.com and MeetMobile.
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McKenna Woodford Named 2018 Academic All-District - Washington State University
PULLMAN, Wash. - Taking care of business on the court and in the classroom, senior McKenna Woodford was namd to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® 8 team Thursday as announced by CoSIDA.
Rowers Represent Washington State in Canada - Washington State University
Former and current rowers competed at the 2018 Canadian National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup.