Oct. 2, 2009
Head coach Jerritt Elliott
I thought we competed very well tonight. I thought we did some really good things defensively. I thought our energy was really good and efficiency-wise our passing was better than it has been. We got great production from everybody and it was a tough balance for Kansas State to stop. When we are able to do that we are very good. We have gotten better the last two matches in terms of our defensive touches, our side-out game and getting more people involved. This group has gone through a very tedious early season and the way they came out competing tonight was great. We are going to give them three days off so they can have a chance to get rested. This is the halfway mark for the whole season and I'm proud of what we have done.
On the play of Juliann Faucette:
She has a really good rhythm going with our setters and she is making much better adjustments with her feet. She is attacking high and hard on her way up and overall she is moving and changing her approach patterns. We are really proud of the way she is working and developing. She has been coming in early, watching film and really spending that extra time to be good. She is a big part of this team and we are very pleased where she is confidence-wise right now.
On the attacking of Rachael Adams:
Her attacking is really coming along. She has always been known for her blocking and now if we can get both aspects going she will be a very big asset for us. She has a lot of confidence and she is doing some nice things and that puts our team in a very good situation.