No. 4 Nevada 2, No. 1 Fresno State 1, NOTES/QUOTES

    May 11, 2006

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    Game Four Quotes: No. 4 Nevada 2, No. 1 Fresno State 1

    Fresno State Head Coach Margie Wright the Bulldogs performance tonight ... "We did not play well. We did not play well. We are much more capable than that. They played a great game. We just didn't get any runs in. That's what we have to do tomorrow. "

    Fresno State Head Coach Margie Wright on what it will take to win the WAC Tournament ... "We can do it. We can come back and win four games. We are going to have to put our hits together. We are going to have to have our pitching be strong. We are going to have to play great defense. We are going to have to want to win this tournament."

    Fresno State Freshman Pitcher Robin Mackin on what it will take to win the tournament... "We didn't show up to play. We weren't here for each other. We did it to ourselves. We just have to come out and play hard tomorrow. We held ourselves accountable. There is no way to beat around the bush. "

    Nevada Head Coach Michelle Gardner on beating No. 1 seed Fresno State.... "There's still a long way to go, but it sure feels good to be right where we are right now, Ill tell you that."

    Nevada Head Coach Michelle Gardner on the performance of sophomore pitcher Jordan McPherson... "She's thrown well for us all season, she's pitched well against Fresno State, and at this point, I want her to go as far as she can go...she really has been a leader for us, and not just in the circle, but also in the dugout cheering on the rest of the girls."

    Nevada Head Coach Michelle Gardner on her team's effort... "This was a team effort today. The girls in the dugout did just as much as the kids on the field. They are loud, they are obnoxious, they are relentless; and I love it. It is exactly what you have to do to get up and stay up game after game after game, especially in a tournament like this."

     

     

    Nevada Head Coach Michelle Gardner on how beating Fresno State during the season (3/25/06) gave them confidence about tonight's matchup... "We played really well against them here when we played them, even though we lost two of those games that series. We got the confidence from beating them once, and I think it carried over for us. We have a lot of kids that are feeding off each other right now, and that's what you have to do. Especially against Fresno State---you can't just come and play; its gotta be heart. You have to leave it all out on the field, and that's what our girls did tonight."

    Game Four Notes
    No. 4 Nevada 2, No. 1 Fresno State 1

  • The loss was Fresno State's first in the WAC Tournament. The Bulldogs were 3-0, winning all three games in 1999.
  • The 2-1 loss was the Bulldogs fourth 2-1 loss this season. It was also Fresno State's fourth one-run loss in its last five losses.
  • Nevada has defeated Fresno State, 2-1, twice this season.
  • Fresno State will play Louisiana Tech at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12.
  • Nevada will face the winner of the New Mexico State/San Jose State game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12.
  • Nevada is the only team to have defeated Fresno State at home this season. The Bulldogs are now 20-2 at home this year.
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