UCLA vs. UC Santa Barbara - Postgame Quotes
Nov. 29, 2009
UCLA head coach Jorge Salcedo
"Whenever you play against good teams, there is a lot of ebb and flow. We had great moments in the first half, and they had great moments in the second half. But we were resilient and did what we needed to do to advance."
(On if there was extra motivation to win due to the 2006 NCAA Championship game that UCSB won over UCLA): "It's a new year. We're happy to be in the quarterfinals, and we applaud UCSB for their play today."
(On goalkeeper Brian Perk's last save): "Perk is a very good shot stopper. (Luis) Silva had a great shot at the top of the box, and Perk saw it off his foot."
UCLA senior goalkeeper Brian Perk
(On this being redemption from 2006) "A little bit. We're still a little bitter. They're our biggest rival, and it's a fun game. But it's always good to let them know we're still the top dog."
UCLA senior midfielder Kyle Nakazawa
(On redemption): "We have a pretty big core of seniors on our team, and it was in the back of our minds tonight. It's a bit of redemption ... with a way better ending."
UCSB head coach Tim Vom Steeg
"I can feel proud that we took 23 freshmen and sophomores to a 17-5 season. You always want to go a little further than the year before, and this group has taken the ball and rolled it further."
UCSB senior forward David Walker
(On UCLA goalkeeper Brian Perk): "Perk is a great goalkeeper and our U-20 goalkeeper for a reason. But we also made it easy for him - we kicked balls right at him. These are things we need to develop next year."
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