GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the first time in Washington State women’s soccer history, the Cougs (10-7-4) pushed their way into the third round of the DI championship after advancing past No. 20 Tennessee (15-4-2) on penalty kicks 3-1 Friday afternoon in the Florida regional.

The Cougs dominated the shootout thanks to three huge saves from Ella Dederick, as the redshirt junior denied three straight Volunteer attempts. On the other end, Maegan O’Neill, Sofia Anker-Kofoed and Jordan Branch all calmly slotted home their attempts from the spot.

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