Atlanta Regional Game 1 Quotes

May 15, 2009

Auburn
Head Coach Tina Deese

On positives team can bring to its next game:
“Just enthusiastic play. We had no errors on the board and put a little pressure on their defense right away. Hopefully we can carry that over into tomorrow.”

#24 Myesha Finney, OF
On playing in her hometown:
“I think it’s important to everybody to come out and do well when you’re playing in your backyard, especially for me having my fans here.”

#42 Anna Thompson, P
On moving into ninth-place in the SEC record books in strikeouts:
“Honestly, I had no idea that I was anywhere near that, but I think if I can strike people out and it’s going to help my team out, that is great.”

On carrying success from today to other games this weekend:
“We really had a lot of positive things that happened in the game today and I’m just going to try and carry this into the next game and hopefully the championship game on Sunday.”

Iowa
Head Coach Gayle Blevins

On what went wrong for the Hawkeyes in the pitcher’s duel loss:
“We did not start well, and we have got to put up more offense. We just did not have a lot of quality of at-bats. We have got to make better adjustments at the plate.”

On what her team has to do tomorrow to stay alive:
“We have to play with more purpose and determination tomorrow. We have to play with everything we got, because we have put ourselves in a hole. The season’s on the line.”

#16 Liz Watkins, C
On the motivation she and the team will bring to the game tomorrow:
“The bottom line is that we have to play Iowa softball. We have got to step up tomorrow and bring our best. We will be a totally different looking team tomorrow.”

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