Post Game Quotes

March 5, 2005

Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer
On the game:
'We're happy to be moving on to the semifinals. Whenwe needed a spark, we got a great run from Susan [KingBorchardt], who is so competitive. Brooke [Smith]made some big shots for us and got some rebounds. Ijust thought it was important for our whole team toget in the game and contribute.'

'It's good for us to be successful today, so we cancarry it over to tomorrow.'

Susan King Borchardt, G, Stanford
On a sloppy start to the second half:
'For tomorrow, it's not going to get it done, and werealize that, and we're going to come out ready toplay.'

Brooke Smith, C, Stanford
On future opponents :
'We can't focus on them, we just have to come and playour game.'

On how the team can improve:
'I just think we need to be more aggressive. We needto come together as a team.'

California Head Coach Caren Horstmeyer
On the game:
'We came out and played with no fear and despitehaving played them two times in a row and Stanfordbeing as talented as they are, I really thought wecame out extremely aggressive.'

'I think our downfall was our shooting percentage andI would credit Stanford's defense to that.'

On Leigh Gregory and Jessica Lawson
On getting in early foul trouble:
'Any time you have two starters in foul trouble, atleast where we are at this point, that definitelymakes a difference. I will say I thought KristaFoster went in and gave us some great minutes.'

California F, Leigh Gregory
On Seniors final minutes and what they are tellingeach other:
'We were saying how much fun we've had together andhow we have made it through the journey.'

On the future of the program:
'I think the future of the program is nothing but onthe rise. If you look at where our coach started andwhere we have all started in the beginning, we arejust taking huge strides. Especially with the classwe have coming in and the class that came in thisyear, it's such a great foundation. I think it isgoing to be a winning team.'

California G, Kristin Iwanaga

On losing by the same margin to Stanford and how theyplayed:
'I feel like we played a lot better, especially comingout in the second half. I know we cut the lead toaround 14. I think that was really good.'

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