Nov. 25, 2006
Sacred Heart vs. Yale Post Game Quotes
Head Coach Ed Swanson On his team's play through five games: "We aren't playing our best basketball just yet. But playing your best basketball in November doesn't get you awarded any championships."
On his teams play without Kerri Burke: "With Kerri out of the line-up, Khalia stepped up and had a big game. Pape and Walker's energy, we feed off that. When your top players bring that kind of energy, the rest of the team responds."
On todays win over Yale: "We toughed it out today. Last game (Brown) was the same situation but today we pulled it out. We stepped up against a very good Yale team and we are fortunate to come out with a win."
On the teams play in the first half vs. second half: "I thought we were good in spurts tonight. They pressed us, which was a smart move with the back-up point guard in the game, and we made some mistakes. In the second half, I though we had some big plays and did a good job shooting free throws. We are just real happy with the victory."
Senior Amanda Pape On today's win at Yale: "We came with more intensity today and the team as a whole feeds off it and we did a better job rebounding the basketball."
On coming off the loss at Brown Tuesday: "I just try not to let my frustration get to me. Instead of letting my emotions show on the court, I just want to do something, make a play on the floor. Something to get the team going."
On how the Pioneers can keep improving: "We need to take better care of the basketball. I think a lot of times our energy can mask some of the mistakes we are still making."
Sophomore Kaitlin Sowinski On her transition to a starting role this season: "Overall, I knew heading into this season I had to step up. Freshman year was good for getting to know the system, learning the college game, a transition year. Coming into the year, I wanted to step in and be able to help the team win."
Sophomore Khalia Cain On her breakout game: "With Kerri hurt, we wanted to respond as a team and make plays. We all wanted this game. Coach talked about teams going through a tough stretch and what we need to do to fight through this and back to playing our kind of basketball. With time running out, we all knew we were going to win. None of us were going to be denined this win."