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Postgame Quotes



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Kansas State Coach and Player Quotes
Head Coach Suzie Fritz
On the third set…
“I thought we let off just a little bit there late. Up through the first two games, we really did a good job serving and passing. We thought that was going to be the most important things. A lot of times in volleyball it is, and against a team that wants to play really fast, it is extraordinarily important. So we did a nice job of that early, and then our passing broke down a little bit in game three, but we were able to regroup.”

On Lilla Porubek…
“Lilla is Lilla. She needs to kill balls for us. That is part of what she does. As I have said before, she is a very creative attacker. If you take one thing away, she has a tremendous amount of range and she can put it where she wants it. ”

On Tristan McCarty…
“She is incredibly important. Kuulei and her are some of our unsung heroes. They are not the ones that get to kill the balls, but they are the ones doing the things that lead up to the kill. They do so much. They cover balls, they pass balls, they dig balls and all the things that most people are not paying attention to that are really winning games for us.”

Senior Opposite Kathleen Ludwig
On the emphasis of defense…  
“We have spent quite a bit of time focusing on those out of system situations and taking advantage of our serving pressure by putting up a better block and getting better touches so that we can do what we do in transition.  It is really exciting, and we feel that we are mindful about it. We can talk about it during plays and recognize situations to do what we need to do.”

On Kuulei Kablis…
“That is Kuulei. She is going to be there. She does things that a lot of people cannot do. She works very hard, and she is such a good defensive player. She closed the game down for us back there. She keeps us going and that is her job. She does a really good job of it.”

Junior Outside Hitter Lilla Porubek
On the defense tonight…
“We had to make adjustments. Saint Mary’s plays faster, so we had to make adjustments. We have been practicing for that. We made adjustments early, and our libero and defensive specialists are all doing such a great job of getting around the block and digging the ball. It is really a good system right now.”