Gonzaga women face tough nonconference basketball schedule
Pac-12 schools Stanford and Washington State, and Big Ten schools Wisconsin and Ohio State highlight Gonzaga University’s nonconference women’s basketball home schedule, released Friday.
The Bulldogs, with 13-year head coach Kelly Graves at the helm, will play eight nonconference games at home and six on the road, including Nov. 11 at USC and Nov. 21-22 at a tournament in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Ohio State, which has played in the last 10 NCAA tournaments, will meet GU for the first time on Dec. 17.
The University of Washington’s Chris Williams (Moscow, Idaho) lost to Steven Fox of Hendersonville, Tenn., 4 and 2 during the match play quarterfinals of the 112th U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
Williams will see Wednesday if he holds on to his No. 1 amateur ranking, which brings an exemption to the U.S. Open.
Freshman Sila Tuiofea scored the first two goals of her collegiate career while leading Gonzaga to 3-1 nonconference win over visiting South Dakota in a season-opening match.
Senior Emma Dolcetti scored GU’s first goal of the season on a header at 2 minutes.
• Paige Strahan scored from 20 yards out in the 83rd minute to give Texas Tech a 2-1 nonconference win over Idaho in an opener at Lubbock, Texas.
Vandals junior Chelsie Breen scored the third goal of her career at 78 minutes.
• Sophomore Beau Bremer had one goal and one assist to lead Washington State to a 2-0 win over visiting Eastern Washington in an exhibition match.
Northwest Conference coaches selected Whitworth to place second in their preseason poll. The Pirates, NWC co-champions with Pacific Lutheran last season, picked up two first-place votes and 45 points. PLU received five first-place votes and 50 points.
The Northwest Conference hired Pennsylvanian Kimberly Wenger as its new commissioner, following the resignation of Wendy Guthrie.
Wenger spent the last 10 years with the Centennial Conference.