All-American Middle Blocker Lindsay Fletemier
"Coming into the match we knew that she was the one player we had to stop. We changed our defense to be in better position against her. We missed a few blocking assignments against her early and she was able to get a couple of kills. As the match went on we became more comfortable and started getting touches."
"Even if you're the number one seed, you still have nerves coming into the tournament. It took us a little time to get going today."
Becky Novacek, Middle Blocker
"We need to play as hard as we can tomorrow, and focus on starting strong. We need to come out strong and play our game."
"We didn't get in the flow of things until late in the second game. We need to focus on getting into a rhythm earlier."
"We know that whoever we play will bring everything they have, but we just need to play our game."
Rachel Krabacher, Outside Hitter
"I think a lot of it was seeing what they had available on the court and being able to execute it with our passing and setting."
"Everything was about today's match. If we didn't win today's match we won't be playing anymore this weekend."
"We are trying to focus on tomorrow's match. Whoever we match up against we need to focus on playing our game."
University of Dayton Head Coach Kelly Sheffield
"We played against a team that was determined to get the ball to their outside hitter and she is really good. You don't see the kind of numbers she puts up very often."
"Defensively we got better and we were constantly making adjustments. Towards the end we were where we needed to be. Once we were able to get some touches then we did a good job of converting. That was the key to the match."
"I wasn't concerned about the jitters today. It takes a lot of competition and when you get in that do or die situation, it can take a little bit of time to get in your groove. I thought the key for Temple in the first set was that Zhang was really hot with her hitting."
"I thought we showed a good fight and tremendous will. Sometimes that fine line between fight and patience can be tough, but we did a good job of finding that."
Temple Head Coach Bob Bertucci
"I thought in the first set we executed our game pretty flawlessly. I was really proud of how they performed in the first game."
"Winning the second set would have been key for us. The team was competing and we played really hard."
"Dayton was effective up the middle and it put pressure on us and then their outsides starting catching fire. They started out with one player playing, then they had two players playing well and by the end of the match they had three players playing really well."