senior Micaela Castain tied her career high with six points and the Cougars
routed visiting Idaho 5-0 in nonconference soccer, Friday.
Castain tallied a pair
of goals, one in each half, to go along with a two-first half assists. Her other
six-point match came at Weber State in 2010 when she recorded a hat trick. The
Castro Valley, Calif., native moved into fourth place all-time at Washington
State (2-0-0) with 25 goals and is tied for sixth on the Cougar career list with
"Micaela is a special
player," Cougar Coach Keidane McAlpine said. "We had a great intensity as a
team, especially in the first half. A lot of people logged minutes today, which
is always a good thing."
The match was
essentially over at halftime with Washington State scoring four goals before
intermission. The Cougars outshot the Vandals (0-3-0) 22-3 and earned all-seven
corner kicks in the match.
Cara Wegner, a
sophomore transfer from Oregon, gave the Cougars a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute
with her first-career goal. Castain beat two defenders on the right side before
crossing the ball to Wegner, who finished inside the near
The Cougars built their
lead to 3-0 with two goals just 72 seconds apart. In the 24th minute, Castain
played the ball to sophomore Kourtney Guetlein on the left side. Guetlein sent a
cross to the far post that junior Nicole Setterlund buried under the crossbar.
Castain scored Washington State's third goal when she slotted the ball past the
goalkeeper from 16 yards out on assists from freshman Kailiana Johnson and
redshirt-senior Kayla Johnson.
Setterlund and Kailiana
Johnson played give-and-go in the 41st minute for the Cougars' fourth goal with
Johnson scoring from the top of the box.
In the 66th minute,
junior Korynn Blanksma played a ball wide to junior Mesa Owsley. A cross from
the left to the far post was headed home by Castain off the left
concludes its weekend hosting Eastern Washington, Sunday, Sept. 1 at 1
Courtesy: Washington State Athletic Communications