SEATTLE -- Washington women’s soccer (7-4-8, 3-3-4 in Pac-12) looks to finish the season strong with a win over archrival No. 18 Washington State (13-3-3, 6-3-1 in Pac-12). A win would move the Huskies back to .500 and at least make the team eligible for NCAA Tournament consideration.
Friday is also the Dawgs senior night where the coaches and fans give their appreciation for all the hard work the seniors have given through their years in the program. The seniors being honored include Allie Beahan, Lindsey Bos, Molly Boyd, Lindsay Elston, Annie Sittauer, and Hillary Zevenbergen. Each of the seniors is local products that have played all four years for the Huskies.
The Huskies, who have lost their last two games, aim to turn around their recent struggles on Friday night against the WSU. The Huskies played two tough home games this past week, with 1-0 loses against both Stanford and California.
The Dawgs, with an RPI rating of 64, are still undefeated when they have scored at least one goal, while all eight loses have ended in a shutout. The Husky defense has been stout all season, allowing just 16 goals in 19 games.
Washington goalkeeper Megan Kufeld continued her strong season over the weekend, making 10 saves and now has 84 on the season. That total ranks ninth in Husky history. Her seven shutouts on the year already ranked her tied for third in Washington history, the same amount as Husky legend Hope Solo had back in 2001.
Currently in second place in the Pac-12, the Cougars are the 18th-ranked team in the nation. The Cougars are undefeated at home, but have lost three times on the road. WSU has been hot of late, coming off four straight wins. Washington State has scored 36 goals and allowed just 11 goals this season. Last season the Huskies fell to the Cougars, 1-0, in Pullman. The Dawgs have not beaten WSU since 2003, going 0-6-3 during that stretch.
The game will be available for live on Pac-12 Networks Washington as a regional game. For fans outside of Washington, the game can be found on Pac-12.com with login information from your cable provider.