Nov. 7, 2008
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Nov. 7, 2008
Convocation Center - Athens, Ohio
Head Coach Ryan Theis
On beating rival Miami:
The rivalry is new to us as a staff and we know it means a whole lot to our team. We had talked all week about treating this as just another match as opposed to a match for seeding for anywhere from 1 to 5 in the MAC Tournament. So we knew the importance regardless of the fact that it was Miami, and tomorrow's equally important. I think the fact that we focused on that and prepared for it will help us.
On coming back during the match:
I think everybody had timely, key kills. It was a huge effort for the team. Whether it was Ellen [Herman] killing a one-on-one, Meghan Simons in transition, Jane [Sytsma] on a slide in game five, Sue [Jacobi] probably had a career night, it was just everybody at different moments. Amanda [Andersen] got three balls in a row and crushed the third one for a kill, so it really was a team effort. I liked that we closed the door in games tonight.
On the Dig Pink program:
The Dig Pink process through women's collegiate volleyball has raised over $240,000 this year towards breast cancer awareness research. We wanted to do our part. I hope tonight people will respond and we'll reach our goal of $3,000. We're just a little bit short and if we get there, it's better for the community and it's better for females all around the country.
On Saturday's game against Bowling Green:
Bowling Green's a very, very good team. They're extremely good at hitting. I'd say out of six skills, I feel that that's their best one and I thought that that's Miami's best skill as well. So when we're playing at team whose best skill is hitting, we need block touches. I think we only had 10 blocks tonight, which for us isn't a lot in five games, but we had a lot of block touches that turned into kills. I know we had 20 in game two. So block touches turned into kills were very effective, and that's the key tomorrow.