Cougar Men compete in college club soccer; big match versus Central ahead

10445459_867501946634171_7082848217238013837_nPULLMAN, WA— Washington State University does not have a Men’s soccer program at the varsity level. However, there are still guys kicking it for the Cougars – at the college club level. Wearing the crimson and white with pride they recently celebrated a 3-1 win over the Huskies of Washington club team. The Cougars are off to a 4-1 start in the West Coast Soccer Association.

The Cougars have a big match coming up on October 22 against unbeaten Central Washington.

(Cover photo by Kati Moore Photography.)

Northwest Conference Men Pts W L T GF GA GP
Central Washington University Men (WA) 13 4 0 1 18 8 5
Gonzaga University Men (WA) 13 4 0 1 16 4 5
Washington State University Men (WA) 12 4 1 0 13 6 5
University of Washington Men (WA) 9 3 3 0 25 10 6
Seattle University Men A (WA) 6 2 2 0 10 6 4
Washing State Tri Cities Men (WA) 3 1 3 0 11 23 4
University of Idaho Men (ID) 3 1 3 0 7 14 4
Eastern Washington University Men (WA) 0 0 7 0 10 39 7
Northwest Conference Women Pts W L T GF GA GP
Gonzaga University Women (WA) 15 5 0 0 24 0 5
University of Washington Women (WA) 15 5 0 0 24 2 5
Washington State University Women (WA) 9 3 2 0 14 5 5
Eastern Washington University Women (WA) 8 2 3 2 10 13 7
Central Washington University Women (WA) 6 2 3 0 14 13 5
Seattle University Women (WA) 1 0 2 1 2 11 3
University of Idaho Women (ID) 1 0 3 1 1 13 4
Washing State Tri Cities Women (WA) 0 0 4 0 0 32 4

The Cougars club team supplied photos from Kati Moore and recaps by Angel Molinero. WSU beat the Idaho Vandals 5-1 to start their season back on September 24.

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Gonzaga 0-3 Washington State

During this past weekend the Cougs struggled in their first matchup against Gonzaga on October 1st, 2016 @ Gonzaga. In a game where numerous questionable calls by the referee took factor. The Cougars couldn’t put together a good performance to defeat the Zags. Defender Alex Kirk received a red card as well leaving the Cougars down to 10 men. WSU lost 3-0 to Gonzaga.

Eastern Washington 1-3 Washington State

Following a difficult performance, WSU came back to redeem themselves against an EWU team at their home field in Cheney who has yet to get their first victory. The WSU team defeated the Eastern Eagles on October 2nd, 2016 by a score of 3-1! Goals were courtesy of Khamis in the 14th min, Ahmed in the 79th min, and Rico in the 90th min. Assists were by Alex Payton and Nicola.

Washington State 2-0 Eastern Washington

WSU looked to take 3 points away against a Seattle U team that had beaten a usual top contender, UW, in preseason. The game was dominated by WSU with many chances created but came away with just 2 goals after full-time. EWU looked most dangerous on their counter attacks but the WSU defense and goalie were able to come away with a shutout. In the first half, the goal was scored by Toshi and in the second half the goal was tucked away by Khamis. WSU beat EWU 2-0 at home and came away with the 3 points on October 8th, 2016.

Washington State 3-1 Washington

In the WSU/UW rivalry, it was WSU who came out on top this past weekend on October 9th, 2016. WSU came out with a solid game plan although struggling with the forte of set pieces that UW looked to strive on. The height of the UW players were a huge factor on set pieces but WSU was fortunate and defended well to disallow goals from going in on set pieces. The UW defense was caught off-balance on counter attacks on various occasions and on one particular counter, a UW defender went to take down a WSU player and received his second yellow, followed by a red card. The final score came to be 3-1 in favor of WSU thanks to goals by JD (2), and Darren! The WSU record now comes to 4 wins and 1 loss.

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