The Gonzaga women, playing at McCarthey Athletic Center, are 20 minutes away from opening the West Coast Conference part of their 2012-13 schedule. San Diego, the first opponent for the eight-time WCC champion Bulldogs, is anything but a pushover. The Toreros (8-4) finished 26-9 last season and advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT tournament.
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