May 19, 2007
Washington Post-Game Quotes
Washington Head Coach Heather Tarr
"Offensively, we were able to do our job. I don't think (Georgia) threw its best pitcher at us. We anticipate that they will try to return to face us on Sunday, which is fine. Overall, it was a well-played game, and we had control over it the whole time."
On her team's extra-base hits
"I think overall we're a pretty dynamic offense in that we have slappers who can hit the ball on the ground and make things happen on down to people who can hit the ball out of the park. If they take one part away, then we can get them with another."
Sophomore pitcher Danielle Lawrie
On changing her strategy with a 3-0 lead
"You just have to go up there with the same approach. Like I said yesterday, every single game, you go out there and hit your spots. (Catcher) Alicia (Matthews) is going to call a great game; I already know that going into it. Hopefully, things turn into your favor, which they did today. You thank the offense yet again, and the defense made some great plays. We came out with a `W,' and you can't ask for more."
On hitting a homerun to give Washington a potential eight-run lead
"I was thinking about that a little bit, but I was just trying to go out there and hit a good pitch. We got out of it and only had to throw five innings. That's good to save two extra innings that I'd have to pitch."
On being prepared to pitch multiple games in a day
"Last year, I pitched a lot in the post-season and in the Pac-10. I gear up for this end of the season. This is our time to shine, and this is when I have to step up there and do the best I can so we can go a full seven innings. I have to be strong for 20 innings if that's how many I have to throw. I'm mentally ready to do that."
Senior first baseman Dena Tyson
On a 3-0 lead with Lawrie pitching
"We feel like it's going to take a lot to beat us. Scoring first is just a relief. I feel like the defense can play a lot looser, and it's a lot better playing defense and not playing tight. Scoring the first run is pretty much our goal for Dani (Lawrie)."
On having a full day of rest before Washington's next game
"It's awesome. I like to rest. One game a day - that's my thing. Give it all for seven innings, and then go sleep until I have to wake up the next day and give another seven."
Georgia Post-Game Qutoes
Georgia Head Coach Lu Harris-Champer
On facing Danielle Lawrie (Washington pitcher)
"She's a good pitcher, there's no doubt, but you have to come out ready to play ball regardless of who you're playing."
On what went wrong today, that didn't go wrong yesterday
"Quite a few things."
On what they will do between games to prepare for the next game
"We'll try to regroup and come back stronger."
On what Georgia will take from this loss
"Don't play like today, play like yesterday."