Postgame Quotes

Dec. 1, 2007

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UCLA Quotes:

Coach Andy Banachowski Quotes:

“Tonight was a great win for us. We came out and played as hard as we could. We didn’t anticipate Clemson’s coming out during the third game with that much fight left in them. They were ready to play and they capitalized on some of our mistakes.”

“They probably haven’t seen our type of serving, but they adjusted quickly in the third game.”

Nellie Spicer Quotes:

“It was a great experience playing here at Clemson. They were a competitive team, and the fans were great. Any fans that get really excited about volleyball are great.”

Kaitlin Sather Quotes:

“We made it to the final four last year so, me and Nelli have both seen the light at the end of the tunnel. We our motivated, and as long as we keep the momentum up and work together, I believe we can do better than last year.”

Clemson Quotes:

Coach Jolene Hoover:

“It is always tough to lose, but I’m really proud at how hard we battled,” said Coach Hoover, “I just wish we could have played just a little bit better in the first two games. When you’re down 0-2, it pretty hard to come back on a good team like, but I was very impressed on hard we kept fighting.”

Danielle Hepburn Quotes:

“This year has been a blessing for me and I had my team back me up the whole year. We had some great passes and some great sets. This team has been amazingly consistent the whole year.”

Leslie Mansfield Quotes:

“We’ve worked so hard. We deserve to be where we are right now. It’s a tough loss, but UCLA is a great team. If we would had come out and played as tough as we did in that third game who knows what would have happened. We had a great year.”

“Although we are a mature team and older team we have never been in this situation before. No one on the team had ever been to the NCAA tournament before. With that said, I think we played amazing for never having that experience.”