Oct. 26, 2013 - Post-Match Quotes

Oct. 26, 2013

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Texas vs. K-State

Post-Match Quotes


Head Coach Suzie Fritz

On Texas’ performance……

“I think being the number one team in the country really tells you something.  They are also the defending national champions.  It is very hard to make Texas uncomfortable. They are accustomed to winning.  They are without question one of the most physical teams in the country.”

On Kansas State’s performance……

“We have three primary focus areas right now. In those areas I thought we played better tonight. Right now that is all we care about: that we keep making forward progress.”

On the outlook for the rest of the season….

“The first half of conference play is now over.  Starting with Oklahoma on Wednesday it is essentially a brand new season for us.  It is a double round robin in volleyball so we have an opportunity to better ourselves.” 


Senior, Outside Hitter, Courtney Traxson

On how the team handled UT’s high level of power…

“They are definitely big, so we have to see the edge of the blocks, see where the gaps are at, and just use our vision; that is something that we have been working on. After the first two games, we went back in the locker room and said ‘We cannot be fearful anymore we just have to go after it. We have nothing to lose, they have everything to lose, so we just have to go in and attack it.’”

On how not being intimidated affected their performance in the 3rd game…

“We were better in transition, and it kind of went to show that if we made them work for it, then they are the ones to make the mistakes.”


Senior, Libero, Tristan McCarty

On how they handled Texas’s serving…

“They have some of the best jump servers in the Big 12. However, we have played against them for three years now, so it is nice to know that we have some experience going into that. We handled it pretty well, to be honest, tonight. Our numbers were really good compared to other teams that have played against them.  Serve-receive is one of our strengths, when that jump serve happens, we just treat it like a dig, and play it high and the middle of the court and just play good offense from it”.

On how and if the team has improved throughout the matches…

“Ninety percent of the time, it is going to be on your side of the net that you have to work for. Volleyball is a game of mistakes, it is a game of momentum, it is whatever you can do to help yourself and not hurt yourself. They’re powerful, so we have to do the things that do not require power at a higher level in order to play our best volleyball. I think we did a pretty good job handling it. They are the number one team in the nation right now and returning national champs. We got to give them some credit. Our conference is tough overall, and we know going into matches that we have good competition.”