Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
NCAA Softball - Howard vs. Arizona Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 19, 2007
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NCAA Softball Championships - Tucson Regional ?- May 18, 2007


Game 2 ?- Arizona 9, Howard 0 (5 innings)


Post-Game Quotes


Howard Coach Tonja Braxton

"I think we played well for the first few innings, but we definitely fell apart. (Dale McNeal) had something going on with her back and our second pitcher struggled with her spots.”


Arizona is a great hitting team. I expected them to hit our pitchers well and I expected it to be hard for us to hit against their pitchers, but I didn’t expect us to contribute to the loss the way we did.”


“The team stayed up the whole game. Take away the fourth inning and I think that things would be a lot different.”


Howard Pitcher Dale McNeal

"Arizona is a great team. We didn’t hit well and their third baseman (Janae Leles) really hurt us. Take her away and I think the game would have been a lot different.”


“If I could have stayed in the game I think that I could have controlled the outcome a little more.”


Arizona Coach Mike Candrea

"No matter what, it’s nice to get the first win under our belt. It was nice to jump out early and set the tone for the game.”


“The important thing is to never look past the first game. Now we have to come out for Mississippi State tomorrow. From here on out, we have to execute. We have set ourselves up for success if we come prepared and execute.


Arizona Pitcher Taryne Mowatt

“I just went out and threw my stuff. I didn’t have my best stuff, but I had enough speed and movement to get their hitters swinging at my pitches around the plate.”


Arizona Third Baseman Jenae Leles

“This was a really important game for us. Coach (Candrea) told us to come out ready and not play the name game.”


On hitting two homeruns:

“It felt really good. I have sort of been struggling the last month or so, so it felt good to swing the bat like I did.”