WWU takes on Seattle U and Oregon State in road exhibitions
Nov. 1, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Two tough road exhibitions against NCAA Division I opponents face the nationally ranked Western Washington University women's basketball team over the next two weeks.
The Vikings, ranked No.14 in the USA Today Sports/ESPN Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll, travel to Seattle University on Saturday (4 p.m.), Nov. 3, and to Oregon State University on Saturday (2 p.m.), Nov. 10.
WWU defeated University of British Columbia, 71-51, last Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium as center Britt Harris (Sr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) scored a game-high 18 points.
Harris is one of three Vikings named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference preseason all-conference team. The other two are point guard Corinn Waltrip (Sr., Tigard, OR) and guard Trishi Williams (Sr., Mabton).
WWU, which was rated No.12 in the Division II Bulletin preseason poll, received seven of 10 first-place votes as it was picked to win the GNAC title in the league's coaches preseason poll
Last year, the Vikings finished 22-8 and reached the semifinal round at regionals. Four starters and 10 letter winners return from that squad for head coach Carmen Dolfo (22nd year, 446-169).
Dolfo ranks No.12 nationally among active Division II coaches in winning percentage (.725) and No.13 in victories. Her winning percentage all-time is No.24 and her victory total No.31.
WWU opens its regular season with six home games, beginning with Azusa Pacific on Friday (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 16, in the opening round of the West Region Crossover Classic.
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