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Oct. 27, 2012

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Kansas State Coach and Player Quotes
Head Coach Suzie Fritz
On tonight’s win…
“I thought we played extremely well. We let Game 3 slip away from us a little bit there. We lost our focus in terms of our serving and our passing for a short segment, but we gained some momentum back and played really well in the second game. We really played quite well minus about six points. I loved our serving and passing. I thought we did a nice job of forcing them into some medium and bad situations so their quicks could not get away from us, like I think they can. I made it a little bit more predictable in regards of what they could do next. We did a really nice job on Zoe Adom and Alyssa Dibbern, which were two players we felt like we needed to slow down coming into the match and I loved our transition game. I thought our blocking was tight and I thought we did a nice job of touching and turning balls in transition. I am exceptionally proud of them for that because it is something that we have been working on a lot.”

On K-State’s offensive performance…
“We were pretty balanced. Both middles were good. We got a lot out of (Kathleen) Ludwig. Offensively, (Courtney) Traxson had another good performance and we used them all. We had nice distribution on offense. It was a pretty good performance. I think Baylor is a really good team.”

On her team’s performance…
“It is what we have been working on. We were very on task and we felt like we needed to slow down. Defensively, you cannot pay attention to all of them, you have to prioritize a little bit and we did a nice job of prioritizing tonight. I thought we were more disciplined with our hand, from a blocking perspective. When you do that, the touches that you get are higher-quality touches and it gives you a better opportunity to put the ball in play. You can be the greatest blocking team in the world, but if you cannot dig behind it, you will not be very good – it is kind of a package deal.”

Senior Opposite Kathleen Ludwig
On her performance and tonight’s win…
“I felt like I was in really good rhythm.  Caitlyn Donahue was giving me really good transition swings and that is something that I have been working on.  I have been focusing on transition swings, not just hitting the ball on the first try.  I have been working on being patient and waiting on the ball more.  It is always a lot more comfortable when you are in your home gym because you practice there day in and day out so I felt like I was in good rhythm.”

On the teams balanced attack…
“Caitlyn Donahue did a great job of balancing our offense tonight and not putting all the pressure on one person’s shoulders.  It was great to see everyone get up in transition”

Junior Middle Blocker Kaitlynn Pelger
On the atmosphere…
“We weren’t sure how many people were going to come (after the football game) and all of a sudden everyone was here. We looked up and everyone was cheering. We always talk about how amazing the atmosphere is here. It really does affect us and how we play. They get the other team rattled and that really helps us.”

On tonight’s win…
“We came out on fire and everything was rolling.  We really have been focusing on our defense in the second half of the Big 12 season.  Tonight we did awesome.  We were touching and turning and we stuffed some balls in the beginning of the game.  Touching and turning was the key thing that helped us in those rallies.”

On winning in four sets…
“We should have won the third set but in one rotation we could just not side out.  We came back out firing in the fourth set and it felt good.  We were in rhythm and we were very excited.  We have been talking a lot about being excited after key points and that definitely helped a lot tonight.”