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NCAA Softball - Super Regional Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 27, 2007
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NCAA Softball Championships - Tucson Super Regional ?- May 27, 2007

Game 2 ?- Arizona (V) vs. Cal State Fullerton (H)


Score: Arizona 2, Cal State Fullerton 1

Arizona advances to the Women’s College World Series


Post-Game Quotes


Arizona Coach Mike Candrea


Opening Statement:

“I am very proud of this team. The big thing that sticks out to me was we got contributions up and down the lineup this weekend. That is a good sign for us heading into the World Series.”


On the return of Caitlin Lowe to the lineup:

“It was good to have Caitlin Lowe back. That was a big emotional boost for this team. I know when the team found out she was going to play, they were excited. It was fabulous having her back.”


On advancing to the WCWS for the 19th season in the past 20 years:

“I don’t take it for granted one bit. Sometimes I think our fans think it’s an easy thing to do every year. There is so much parody in the game that it’s an accomplishment each time. It never gets old (advancing to the WCWS).”


On Adrienne Acton’s two-run single in the third inning:

“Adrienne found a hole. That’s what she does best.”


On pitcher Taryne Mowatt:

“She gave us an opportunity to win. She has done that all season for us. I tip my hat to her. She’s gained by confidence.”


Arizona: Pitcher Taryne Mowatt


On her pitching adjustments from Game 1 to Game 2:

“They’re an aggressive team. Yesterday I was hitting the corners and today I figured I would pitch them a little off the plate. They didn’t get the bloopers to fall in today.”


Arizona Right Fielder Adrienne Acton


On her two-run single in the third inning:

“I had a couple girls on in front of me. Whenever I have runners on, I try to bring them in or get on base myself.”


Arizona Center Fielder Caitlin Lowe


On advancing to the WCWS for the third season in a row after missing out in 2004:

“I don’t think it’s relief as much as it is excitement. We weren’t just looking forward to winning the super regional, we’re looking forward to playing the College World Series and playing for a championship.”


Cal State Fullerton Coach Michelle Gromacki


Opening Statement:


“Well, we lost and Arizona won. I don’t have a lot to say. I thought we came to Arizona not intimidated one bit by the No. 1 seed, but they are a good ball club and we lost.”


On playing Arizona close throughout:

“The score was 2-1, so it was a good game. We held them the best we could on defense because they have some speed. I was glad to see (Caitlin) Lowe healthy and playing today.”


On the WCWS field of eight teams not including a team from California for the first time ever:

“Softball is growing across the country and there are a lot of California players in the World Series. I was just hoping that some of those players were going to be us.”


CSF shortstop Courtney Martinez


On the game:

“It felt like we were in the game the whole time. Everyone was making hacks at the ball, but they just weren’t falling in the right places.”


On her solo home run:

“I saw the pitch right out in front of me and I knew that it was going to be a good one to take (a swing on).”