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UCLA 12, Stanford 11 - Postgame Quotes
By: UCLA Athletics

May 9, 2009

Game Recap

2009 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship
College Park, Md. - Eppley Recreation Center

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 2 Stanford - Postgame Quotes

UCLA head coach Adam Krikorian
on the game
"I'm glad we won because that was probably my worst managed game in my coaching career. I played one of our best players with two fouls in the second quarter. I accidentally called a timeout at the end of the game that gave them the game-tying goal. But, I was glad the team stepped up. It was one of the gutsiest wins I've been fortunate enough to be a part of."

on facing USC in the NCAA Championship on Sunday
"Tomorrow's game is a rematch of last year's championship and an exciting opportunity to play our crosstown rival. They looked unbeatable today playing Hawaii. No question, it's going to be a difficult game, but now we've got to regroup and prepare to play the best team in the nation."

Stanford head coach John Tanner
on the game
"We knew it was going to be a very physical game and that they were going to come out with a ton of emotion and play with complete abandon. They did and we withstood that. We were doing great and as they started wearing down, we started attacking and got that lead. Then we had a couple of defensive breakdowns and they scored on their opportunity at the end. They were impressive in those last four or five minutes when they needed to be. They certainly outplayed us in the first quarter and in those last five minutes, but I thought we were the better team the rest of the time. That was an impressive performance - they just kept making plays at the end of the game."

on Stanford scoring three first-half goals
"Our offense wasn't really that bad. We stabilized things and took advantage of our strengths and started scoring on our 6-on-5s. We were a little frantic at the beginning of the game, but we got calmer as it went along. I think on offense we were in good shape, I just wish we could have gotten the game into overtime."

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4