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Utah Postgames Quotes--MWC Semifinals Versus UNLV

Recap |  Final Stats

Utah Defender Tracy Stratton

On kicking in the shootout
"Actually I wasn't scared. I just wanted to get it in. The team's fate is in your hands.

"We would rather win in regulation, but I'm just glad we won. UNLV played well. I'm glad for the experience (to go to penalty kicks).

On the game
"The game was tough, but it's what you should expect for postseason. Postseason is your chance to show what you've worked for all season."

Utah Keeper Ashley Mason

On the shootout
"Gabe (Bolton) was reviewing tactics before we went out and the last thing he said was 'and Ash have fun.' That relieved me some.

"It comes down to mental toughness by both the kicker and the keeper."

Utah Head Coach Rich Manning

On the shootout
"You're not just going out there and kicking it. You have to walk 40 yards and think about it. It takes a lot of mental toughness.

"I think we leave feeling hungry because we didn't win the game.

"They marked our three forwards and were man on man. There was not a lot of space.

"UNLV defended very well and showed great heart and character. Jenna Huff was terrific and Jenny Ruiz did a great job in directing their defense and starting their attack. I was very impressed with them.

On keeper Ashley Mason
"Ashley's save on the 10th shot was world class. She showed her athleticism. That was the most exciting part of the shootout."



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