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Post Game Quotes
By: UCLA Athletics

May 25, 2003

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UCLA HEAD COACH Sue Enquist
General comment:

"I'm just thrilled. (This win) just so says so much about this team and its ability to never give up. That has been what they have represented all year and everybody got to see what softball is truly all about. Just a great lesson that the game doesn't know who is supposed to win until that last out. Keira stayed strong throughout the game and our kids just fought it out."

UCLA JUNIOR Keira Goerl
On her performance:

"You don't go into a game thinking you're going to give up a run in the first inning but it happened and we came back strong after that. Our team came through in the end."

UCLA FRESHMAN CAITLYN BENYI
On her game-winning hit:

"I was just looking to put the ball in play, especially with Natasha on base. Anything that would make her run the bases because that's what we like to see."

UCLA SENIOR Natasha Watley
On if she was surprised Texas pitched to her in the bottom of the seventh inning:

"No, I wasn't surprised because I had struck out every time that I was up previously. But when their coach walked out there I thought she was going to walk me. But I wasn't surprised. My last at bat was all about putting it in play. It was a half swing and I got it into play."

TEXAS HEAD COACH CONNIE CLARK
General comment:

"I thought we had a great tournament and a great year. I am very, very proud of our team. It has been a phenomenal run and we are a fairly young team. I also liked the fact that we played a quality opponent in UCLA. We'll probably have to go through the Bruins to win a national championship. We put a gameplan together tonight and laid it on the line and just competed. It teaches a lot about life and, obviously, it wasn't pretty at the end. I am just proud of our team. They showed a lot character and a lot of class. It will serve them well down the stretch."

On if she considered walking Natasha Watley with two outs in the seventh:
"It never crossed my mind. We didn't want to put the winning run on for free and after seeing her earlier today we felt like Cat (Osterman) could go right at her."

TEXAS SOPHOMORE CAT OSTERMAN
On her performance:

"I was very happy with the way I pitched. It is tough for any team to beat me twice. After the first game I had the mindset that they will be sorry that they stepped on the field because I was going to go right at them. That was my gameplan. I was really pleased but just disappointed with the last two pitches."

On the team's success:
"I am so proud of them and it has been incredible. You couldn't ask for freshmen to step up and for sophomores to play like juniors, and that is exactly what both of these classes have done. We have gone above and beyond what people expected."

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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