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Postgame Quotes


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Nov. 7, 2012

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K-State Coach and Players Quotes
Head Coach Suzie Fritz

On the match…
“My initial thought was that it could have gone either way.  We had pretty evenly matched teams.  I think that everything was in the details. When it is like that it becomes what we call a red zone game.  We rehearse them as much as we can in practice, 23 all or 24 all, so we can have the courage to take some risks in these situations.  KU was better at that today then we were.”

On redzone philosophy and execution…
“The redzone are critical points where we need to stay true to who we are.  We need to continue to do the things we do and capitalize on them in the redzone.  We were still missing a few opportunities.”

On change from the first set versus the rest of the match…
“KU got a lot better.  Early on we put an enormous amount of pressure on them and they could not get their quick hitters involved. Their quicks are a big part of their offense, so we did not have to worry about many people because our serving was stressing them. They did a nice job of settling down, their serving stressed us, and they had three hitters over .300.”

Junior Outside Hitter Courtney Traxson
On  overall match…
“KU is a good volleyball team, no doubt about that.  I am very proud of our team and how hard we worked.  We were in it the whole time, but there were some key points here and there.  It was kind of rough, but we will learn from it.”

On first set compared to the rest of the match…
“I think we kind of came out loose just wanting to go out there and give it our all, go for every point but after that first set we got tight and I think that we needed to stay loose.”

Senior Middle Blocker Alex Muff
On overall match…
“One match will not define our season.  I think we are having a good year overall.  It is a tough loss but we can take things away and learn from this.”

On change of dynamic of game…
“I think we came in very focused and I do not know if we lost that focus, but I think that they upped their game in those next few sets.  We just could not match them.  We were right there with them head-to-head most of the time.  I think six points overall was what we lost by in those last three sets.  It is difficult, but I think we can look and find where we lost the match and improve.”

On similarity of KU and KSU identity’s…
“I think that when two teams match up well that is when you have games won and lost by two points, which is kind of how it was in those last three sets.  They came out playing those last three and we did the same but it just did not go our way.”