Postgame Quotes

November 25, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Nov. 25, 2003

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Penn State University

Head Coach Rene Portland

"We thought that Old Dominion came in fired up and ready to play ball. They forced a lot of turnovers."

"Our freshman went in and got double-doubles, now we need our old players to step up. It's really great that they are available to rally, with injuries; it makes them strong."

On ODU Atmosphere:
"Their numbers were really good and they talked to us the whole game. That's what being fan is all about."

Old Dominion University

Head Coach Wendy Larry

"I think this was a tremendous opportunity to be tested and put a great 45 minutes together. It gave us a serious gut check. Overall we take this as a great momentum builder and now we are going to add some more games to it."

"One of the things we've said about Monique Coker is that she is tremendous player and she would like to play at the next level. Her strength is her quickness in the paint. She's worked hard on her range and if she works on the simple things, she'll excel."

"I was really surprised with Tish Lyons and her play on both sides of the court. And Paula Muxiri really made our defense work. Although you don't see her now, her time will come."

Senior forward Monique Coker

"We were working really hard in practice. Our teammates did a good job of finding me. If I could do it once, I should be able to do it again. It feels real good because we played a really great team and we stepped up."

"The first two games, I wasn't satisfied with my play on both sides. Tonight was a big step for me. My goals are high for this team."

Freshman forward Tish Lyons

On her transition from high school:
"I don't think it was that big of a difference. I played defense. It was stressed in high school and it is stressed here. I just listen and do what I'm told."

Senior forward Myriah Spence

"We've been working really hard in practice and on our defense and it showed tonight."

Junior guard Shareese Grant

On her shoulder:
"I don't think about it, I just shoot."

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