Coming into the third game of the season, sophomore Ashley Corral was charged with the difficult task of leading the USC women’s basketball team to beat her high school rival, Courtney Vandersloot, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the USC’s first road game.
It proved too much to handle.
The Women of Troy struggled and shot only 29.2 percent from the field in a 70-58 loss to Gonzaga Wednesday night in Spokane, Wash.
Vandersloot scored a modest 11 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field, but dished out a team-high seven assists to lead her team to victory.
The Trojans couldn’t overcome a 34-21 first-half deficit in their first meeting with Gonzaga in program history.
Corral scored a team-high 23 points and had five steals, but it was the Trojan’s lack of ball sharing that made the game a tough one.
The Bulldogs made 15 assists compared to USC’s five.
Vivian Frieson provided a spark for her team by leading the Bulldogs with a team-high 22 points on 5-10 shooting and nine rebounds.