December 10, 2000

Santa Clara Post-Game Quotes

Dec. 10, 2000

Santa Clara Head Coach Chris Denker

"I couldn't be more proud of our team than what I am right now. We have had some really difficult practices. I've been very demanding of them and challenging them in practice. They have really responded. They fought, scratched and clawed to do really good things this afternoon. I was very appreciative of their effort today.

"We found a little heart today. Our team found out they can scratch and claw and get things down. Cal was pressuring us, playing tough defense and were really physical inside. We had a choice. We could respond and play or we could crumble. I think we all learned a little about ourselves today."

Santa Clara Sophomore forward Kendra Rhea

On playing against her former coach, Caren Horstmeyer

"We knew she was Cal's coach, so it wasn't one of our main focuses. It was bigger than that. We see this as a win over a Pac-10 school. We're looking for big wins and it just happened to be against our ex coach today."