Nov. 3, 2011
Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb
"I thought it was a great night in Haas. My first volleyball game that I came to, I got the chills when the lights went off. I thought, 'what is this going to be like when it is for us and we are playing'. It was better than I imagined. I think they have an energy about them that is something I could never coach, that I hope to just bring out of them. Hopefully, I can teach them some technical things that make us look better on the basketball court, but I love our energy. I thought tonight was a really good night to get it going, to work out some of the kinks. I thought we played together. It was good to get everyone in. Six players in double figures. It was a tough team to play against because they run good stuff. Dribble drive action that is difficult to defend. There were times that we gave up more points than we wanted to, but overall I thought it was a good first time out. I think you are going to see that we are going to be an exciting team with a lot of potential to get even better."
On the play of the freshman class
"[Brittany] Boyd and [Reshanda] Gray just have such a feel for each other. I think we are going to hear 'Boyd to Gray' for two many, many times over their career. They bring a great enthusiasm for the game and passion. It was fun for everyone else to see that tonight, because we have seen it for awhile."
"When you put a ball in this kid's hands and the lights go on, obviously she is really special. This whole class is going to be fun."
Freshman guard Brittany Boyd
On playing at Haas Pavilion for the first time
"I was nervous. I remember coming to games last year and thinking 'I am going to be playing on this court one day'. It was a good feeling. And my teammates gave me a good feeling before the game and told me 'don't be nervous.' I was shaking and thinking too much, and then my teammates told me to relax. It's just another game. And so I did."
Redshirt sophomore guard Gennifer Brandon
On her return to the court
"I was very nervous. We have good teammates. They were behind us all the way. They calmed me down a lot. As well as the coaches. The told us to do what comes naturally to us, which was rebound, spread the floor, and box out."