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NCAA Softball - Arizona vs. Pacific (Sunday) Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 20, 2007
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NCAA Softball Championships - Tucson Regional ?- May 20, 2007

Game 6 ?- Title Round(s) ?- Pacific (V) vs. Arizona (H)


Arizona 7, Pacific 0


Arizona advances to the NCAA Super Regionals


Post-Game Quotes


Arizona Coach Mike Candrea


Opening Statement:

“It was a good performance by our team. We definitely played well this weekend. But like I told our team, we have to play better next week. You have to get better each step.”


“K’Lee (Arrendondo)got us started offensively (second inning two-run homerun), again, which is a good sign for us. Laine put a good swing on the ball (first homerun of the season), which was nice to see, and Callista (Balko) had a nice last at-bat (single).”


Arizona Pitcher Taryne Mowatt

“It felt to go out and win the regional today. We put some runs on the board again, which always is nice, especially as a pitcher. It was nice to get this first step out of the way.”


Arizona First Baseman Laine Roth

“This feels good to get this first step under our belt. We came out with confidence and hit the ball well this weekend.”


On her fifth inning solo homerun:

“Right before I went up to bat, Nancy (Evans) told me to keep my head down on the ball. That’s what I did and I hit it well. It felt really good.”


Arizona Left Fielder K’Lee Arredondo

“This gives us a lot of confidence heading into super regionals next week. (The two-run homerun) definitely gives me a lot of confidence that I can hit in these types of situations.”


Pacific Coach Brian Kolze


Opening Statement:

“This game ends the season but it does not make the season. We had to play our butts off to get to this point and I’m very proud of the girls for making it to this point. There was very little margin for error here, but I think we did very well.”


“We had a long road ahead of us yesterday and we can’t look at this loss as a negative but as something positive. I’m glad the girls got the chance to play in this environment against a team like Arizona.”


“We are losing four great seniors, but I’m really excited for the kids coming back because now they have this experience to build on.”


Pacific pitcher Alyce Jorgensen

“Coming here was an amazing experience for all of us. It is very gratifying to see all of the team’s progress. We did very well here and it was a lot of fun.”


“We had two big wins yesterday and our goal was to make it to Sunday. Well we did that, and to compete against a great team like Arizona was an awesome experience.”


“We are so happy to have made it this far and it’s going to be fun plane ride home.”