April 21, 2006
Loyola Marymount Head Coach Jamie Sanchez
The first round of the conference, everyone just plays as hard as you can, no matter who it is. It is always a special situation when you are matched up with the home team and Santa Clara is always very competitive. The season is over and it isn't even apart of this match situation. And it proved itself out today, as we knew it wasn't going to be easy. We look forward to it, we were engaged to it, and we were fortunate enough to come out of it.
On facing San Diego tomorrow, a team they lost to at last year's WCC semifinals:What we have in mind is everything we've done up until this point and to prepare for the next match situation. We have to go one at a time. Santa Clara was our first concern and we needed to be focused for them. We were fortunate to win and in the next round. Our next opponent happens to be San Diego. It wouldn't matter if it was Pepperdine. We are ready to play. We are here to win a conference championship and we can only have that one thought in our mind. It's going to be a battle.
Santa Clara Head Coach Damon Coupe
I'm extremely proud of the way we competed. That was the goal coming in. Loyola Marymount is a tough, ranked team and we left it out on the courts today. The girls just came in, weren't intimidated, and went after their shots. Loyola competed extremely tough and it was a battle up until the very end. They left it out on the court and that's all we could ask out of them.
On the team's mindset heading into tomorrow's match with Portland:We have to forget about this match. It stings; it's over. We have two more matches to play this weekend and it's a whole new ballgame. We are going for fifth place now and that's our goal. We need to come out ready to play. Portland is playing extremely tough right now and we played them once before so we know what to expect.
1. Mesterova (LMU) def. Leathers (SCU), 6-2, 6-4
2. Baker (LMU) def. Knutson (SCU), 6-4, 6-3
3. Hubl (LMU) vs. Galainena (SCU), DNF
4. Sundac (LMU) def. Daniel (SCU), 7-5, 6-0
5. Ivey (LMU) def. Barnes (SCU), 6-2, 6-2
6. Davoudi (SCU) def. Russell (LMU), 6-1, 6-0
1. Mesterova/Baker (LMU) vs. Barnes/Galainena (SCU), DNC
2. Hubl/Ivey (LMU) vs. Davoudi/Leathers (SCU), DNC
3. Kos/Sundac (LMU) vs. Daniel/Knutson (SCU), DNC