SEATTLE - Seattle University women's soccer dropped a 4-0 contest to No. 15 Washington State Thursday night. Madison Waguespack made five saves in the second half of the 2019 season opener at sunny Championship Field.

"It's not the way we would like to start our season," said Coach Julie Woodward. "A benefit, though, is being able to see some different players in our lineup and see how they handle playing a good team like Washington State. Facing a team like that exposes your weaknesses and we know what we have to work on."

The Cougars scored twice midway through the first half to gain control of the game. Mackenzie Curry tallied a save in her 45 minutes in net for the Redhawks. In the second frame, SU fared better, earning several chances and threatening WSU's defense. However, the visitors found two more goals to put the match away. Waguespack recorded five stops in her half of play in goal. 

The contest saw the debut of eight Redhawks, including seven freshmen. Ava Benedetti and Gabe Jillings both earned starts for SU.

The Redhawks next head to Washington for a 7 p.m. match on Monday, Aug. 26.