Nov. 17, 2006
The women's basketball squad fell to LaSalle, 70-60, Friday night at the William H. Pitt Center. Here are the interviews conducted after the game:
Head Coach Ed Swanson
On the overall play of his team: "Offensively we were out of rhythm, and even though we played with great effort, there was no chemistry."
On the shot selection: "We were getting great looks all game long, but you can't expect to win a Division I college basketball game shooting 31 percent from the floor."
On LaSalle's play: "They attacked the defensive glass and Rickets [26 points and 17 rebounds] had the game of her life.
On Amanda Pape: "I think maybe she was pressing too much and it was just a rough night finishing for her."
On Mary Rush: "She just got cleared yesterday from her injury and I kind of just wanted her to get a couple minutes just to run around tonight."
On Kaitlin Sowinski's progress as a center: "I think she has the chance to become a heck of a player because she is more focused than last year. Also, she came in as a freshman on a veteran led team, but I am very pleased with her progress.
Senior forward Jasmine Walker
On team adjustments: "We had a mental breakdown tonight and we cam prepared but our shots weren't falling and that is when they went on their run. We have to address minor adjustments such as getting comfortable with new positions [Pape playing small forward, Walker playing power forward]. It's more responsibility, but I'm up for the challenge."
Senior point guard Kerri Burke
On the overall playoff the team: "We were playing hard, but we have to find a way to keep the lead. Sometimes, playing hard isn't enough sometimes. We need to fix little things like hitting open shots. Tonight, I don't think the game displayed a ten point difference."