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Virginia vs. Mount St. Mary’s
November 14, 2010
Postgame Quotes

Head coach Debbie Ryan
Opening Statement:

“I thought we had a sluggish start. Therefore, I immediately started making substitutions. But, we did pick it up and started to control the boards, which was the difference today. The rebounding was real strong for us and we buckled down defensively and then hit some big shots, which allowed us to pull away. That allowed me to look at different lineups and see different people play. We were out of post players for a while and that affected a few lineups. But overall, I was pretty pleased with how hard we played and the numbers were good, with five players in double figures. I feel like we have the points to win games.”

On the play of Ariana Moorer:
“She did a great job today and had a good floor game. She still has to get the rust off but I was pleased with the way she stepped up and ran the offense for us.”

On the play of Kelsey Wolfe:
“She can score in a variety of ways. She has to really work on her defense and moving her feet. But, she has a great vision of the floor and finds open people. You do not have to worry about her making good decisions because she takes care of the ball so well.”

On the Cavaliers’ next opponent, Tennessee:
“Were ready for any game. You have to be ready to play and I think we are ready. Tennessee is really talented but we match up well and I think we will be ready.”

On the home-opener atmosphere:
“It was great to have the fans come out and support us in our opener. With the other sports going on here today, I was worried. But, I thought we had a great crowd with a lot of energy.”

On Chelsea Shine:
“I think Chelsea was relaxed today and that is what I want her to do. I want her to go out and not worry about anything else. I thought she did a great job of leading and putting her skills on the floor at the same time.”

Freshman Guard Kelsey Wolfe
On playing her first home game at John Paul Jones Arena:

“Incredible. Just having my friends there, and having my family there, it was a lot of fun.”

Junior Forward Chelsea Shine
On the difference between her performances in the Hofstra game compared to today’s game:

“I was over thinking a lot of stuff, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think I was trying to make too much happen too soon. Other teammates stepped up, which was awesome. Jazmin Pitts had 17 rebounds, Simone Egwu, the guards, everyone played really well. It just wasn’t working for me that night, so I was fine to be on the bench cheering them on. I thought it was awesome that we could have across the board scoring like that. Seventeen rebounds, like I said, from Jazmin Pitts. It was great to see. But it felt a lot better, getting home, and shaking it off a little bit. I definitely didn’t put as much pressure on myself this game, as the last game. Especially because of the performance that we had Friday night, it’s really evident that anyone can step up, and you can turn to anyone, including our first-years, to contribute when we need it. I think that’s a really cool thing about this team this year, is there’s going to be a lot of different contributions from everyone.”

On the upcoming Tennessee Game:
“That’s a cool experience. You just feel so surrounded by legacies, Hall of Fame coaches coaching against each other. We won my freshman year, I absolutely remember that. It’ll be a really cool experience to go back. It’s always fun to play, whether you’re home or away, in arenas like that with the crowd fueling you.

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